MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW.
Netflix's Fear Street trilogy - based on the wildly popular R.L. Stine YA horror book series of the same name - is not only a ton of teen slasher fun, it's also chock-full of Easter eggs for eagle-eyed horror fans to find. Part 1: 1994 is a love letter to the '90s, following a group of teens in the fictional town of Shadyside (nicknamed "Killer Capital, USA") as they attempt to stop a witch, Sarah Fier, who has terrorized their town for centuries. Part 2: 1978 flashes back to the '70s when Sarah Fier went slaying at a summer camp. Part 3: 1666 shows us the 17th-century origins of the Shadyside curse. All three films are filled with nostalgia-inducing music, clothing, and slang - but also many references to other (mostly-horror) films and franchises.
Vote up the best Easter eggs in Fear Street Part 1: 1994, Fear Street Part 2: 1978, and Fear Street Part 3: 1666.
That Burlap Sack Mask
Before Jason Voorhees donned his infamous hockey mask for the first time in Friday the 13th Part III, he terrorized camp counselors wearing a burlap sack. 1978 plays homage to this mask (which may have already been an homage to The Town That Dreaded Sundown) by having final girl Ziggy choke Sarah Fier-possessed Tommy Slater with a similar sack.Fun 'Fear Street' fact?
- Photo: Fear Street Part 2: 1978 / Netflix
Some of the taunting graffiti spray-painted on the walls of Ziggy's cabin by her camp bullies says she "sucks c*cks in hell" - a memorable line of dialogue from The Exorcist.Fun 'Fear Street' fact?
In Part 1, Josh rocks out to White Zombie's “More Human Than Human” while playing Castlevania: Bloodlines, released in 1994 for the Sega Genesis. In the clip, his avatar fights a skeletal figure, much like Josh does later in the film.Fun 'Fear Street' fact?
In 1994, the group runs by a room full of patients watching TV as we hear the show's unseen narrator begin telling a tale. True crime fans will instantly recognize they're watching Unsolved Mysteries, a documentary series where the crimes depicted in 1994 would feel right at home.Fun 'Fear Street' fact?