spoiler ALERT! The following post discusses the major revelations and ending of “Fear Street Part 3: 1666”, so be careful if you haven’t done it yet.
Netflix’s “Fear Street” trilogy not only featured a killer or two, but a whole killer line of villains—plus a big bad that fans might not have seen coming.
Co-written and directed by Lee Janiac, the R-rated teen slasher films (all streaming now) focus on three different time periods – 1994, 1978 and 1666 – with Dinah (Kiana Madeira), her girlfriend Sam (Olivia Scott) Welch) and his friends and allies trying to save the town of Shadyside from the centuries-old witch’s curse. Over the years, innocent Shadysiders have been turned into homicidal maniacs and masked slashers, many of whom have been resurrected to haunt our heroes.
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“The whole thing was amazing,” Janak says of crafting his horror-movie badass gallery. “I remember spending hours researching masks and talking about looks. To be able to do that as a horror fan is just a dream.
However, ultimately a witch cannot be blamed for all the bad news. Janiac breaks down that huge “Fear Street” twist, shares the inspiration behind the various murders and reveals the one that troubled him most personally.
a good boy was the worst of them all
The entire historical narrative of the trilogy was built around Sarah Feare (played by Madeira in “Fear Street Part 3: 1666”), who is believed to be a 17th-century young woman responsible for years and years of madness and bloodshed. Although she was not a witch, Sarah had fallen in love with fellow teen Hannah Miller (Welch), and it was actually Sarah’s jumbled, power-hungry boyfriend Solomon Goode (Ashley Zuckerman) who made the deal with the devil. — one passed down through generations of his family, to seemingly helpful cop Nick Goode (also Zuckerman) in 1994. Janiac “wanted to show the horrors of evil — that at the end of the day, these are just people who are making these really bad decisions.”
Sarah “having a forbidden romance with someone who shouldn’t have been in that time period” made her “a perfect scapegoat for this evil, this man who felt entitled”.Wasn’t getting that for a (ideal) world,” Janiac says.
skull mask is the new ghostface
The murderer in black robe and skeleton mask, who shuts down a mall bookstore employee (Maya Hawke) in the opening scene of “Fear Street Part 1: 1994”, “100%” was an ode to the iconic “Scream” villain, Parents believe. “I feel like Ghostface is so (expletive) cool and wonderful and so bumbling and still terrifying. He’s goofy but there’s such a thing as, uh, I don’t want that guy standing outside my house or following me doing it.”
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Jordin Dinetelle’s Strange Lady, introduced in “1994,” hums a melodious melody so you can hear her before she arrives. Most of the slashers in horror movies are predominantly men, so Janak had to think of how to make a young woman feel completely terrifying. “So we lean into those tropes because she’s a little bit sexy, she’s going to seduce the person who sees her on stage, she’s going to look innocent but she’s not,” says the director.
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In “1978”, Tommy Slater (McCabe Sly) is seen as an all-American golden boy at Camp Nightwing, puts a bag over his head and goes on a murderous spree until he is screwed. is. While the first “Fear Street” opens up to the skull mask at the beginning, Janiac decides that with the second chapter, she can nod at a familiar trope (see: Leatherface in “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” and “Friday the Day”). Jason Voorhees in the “13th” movies) and “Let us live with the horror of a man you know, that you kind of happened to be,” an ax murderer.
the pastor is a very profane person
Cyrus Miller (Michael Chandler), whose daughter hides her relationship with Sarah Fyer, is a 17th-century preacher who is teased by local children. However, this all-seeing church figure tends to a much darker side: in one very disturbing scene, he is found by the townspeople after several children’s eyes are taken out of their pockets and do the same with himself. has done. In the film, “we were dealing with the idea of ’What do you see? What do you not see? Where is the truth and where is the truth not?’ Janik says. “It just felt symbolic.”
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Janiac featured other assassins in minor roles – and hinted at their legends – such as The Grifter, Billy Barker and the Farmer of Death. What holds a special place in Jonick’s heart is Harry Rooker (Kevin Waterman), a 1950s shadyside milkman with a “Knight of the Hunter” vibe who haunts housewives. While “Kevin is very nice and chill and sweet,” says Janak, “I had trouble talking to him on set. I don’t think he even knows that, but when he was in full makeup, there was something that Was really tapped into an initial fear for me.”