All roads lead to Fear Street…and fans to Comic-con @Home!
This first exclusive panel with member of the Fear Street team since the release of all three films. Joined together is Fear Street director Leigh Janiak and cast members Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., and Fear Street author R.L. Stine to celebrate this epic trilogy. Fans get to hear some behind the scenes details on how they made the films and what they liked most about making them. R.L. Stine reveals what it’s like to see his vision turn into a blood-splattering, iconic killing, and keeps you on the edge of your seat kind of adventure.
First in discussion is the the favorite methods of how characters were killed off. Each one recounts what stood out the most while comparing them to classic slasher/horror films that have also helped inspire these films. For anyone who has seen the Fear Street Part 1:1994, we all know that Bread Slicer scene is hella crazy, for sure! Bob (aka R.L. Stine ) leads the conversation into everyone pointing out moments of his books vs. films that were most memorable for them. For him, he states that the suspense of the reader/viewer knowing that a character is in trouble but that the character is unaware of themselves is what draws the most parallel. For the rest, it’s a refreshing take that ups the horror and centers around a female lead love story that includes a diverse (and very talented) cast.
Films can be met with challenges, Leigh and cast, talk about what those were for them. They are all in agreement that doing accents for Fear Street Part 3: 1666 was the top challenge. Overall, everyone was pleased at the development and growth of each character. Further in agreement is the detailed authenticity that went to building the set for 1666 is acknowledged as incredible. I agree, 1666 is best of all three.
Easter eggs and a killer soundtrack. Leigh, Kiana, Oliva, and Ben point out Deena’s mixed tape, how Nick got his limp, and spatial elements like the Witches Tree linked throughout the trilogy. My personal favorite is how the books were used at the beginning of part one and how they came back into play at the end of part 3. This fantastic panel closes on the best part. BLOOPERS! A soundtrack to all three movies can even be found on vinyl.
Fear Street: 1994, 1978, and 1666 are currently streaming globally on Netflix.