Does ‘Fear Street Part 3: 1666’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?
If there’s one thing viewers learned from Netflix’s Fear Street films, it’s that there’s always another surprise. The slasher movies delivered twist after twist, with Fear Street Part 3: 1666 finally answering the questions raised throughout the other films. Of course, even conclusions can bring about new beginnings, sometimes in the form of a post-credits scene. Is it worth sticking around through the credits of the third and final Fear Street film?
[Spoiler warning: This article contains spoilers for Fear Street Part 3: 1666.]
‘Fear Street Part 3: 1666’ is now streaming on Netflix
Fear Street Part 3: 1666 arrived on Netflix on July 16, bringing the current trilogy of Fear Street movies to a close. The movie picks up where Fear Street Part 2: 1978 leaves off, with Deena (Kiana Madeira) transported back to colonial times. She experiences what Sarah Fier went through in 1666 and learns what happened to the so-called Shadyside Witch. She also uncovers the origin of the curse that haunts her town, and it’s not quite what she expected.
Following those revelations, Deena must figure out how to save Sam and break the curse on Shadyside once and for all. It’s a lot to handle in one film, but Netflix makes good use of its nearly two-hour run. The third installment wraps with Deena and her friends killing Sheriff Goode and ending the curse once and for all.
Well, that’s what they think anyway.
Does the final ‘Fear Street’ movie have a post-credits scene?
Although Deena successfully destroys the Shadyside curse, there may be more horrors in store for the Ohio town. Fear Street Part 3: 1666 contains a brief post-credits scene that shows someone picking up the book that started it all — the one that details how to summon the devil.
It’s unclear whose hands the book has fallen into or when the post-credits scene is supposed to take place. With the curse seemingly melting away after Deena’s interference, the newcomer will need to lay the groundwork all over again. That could lead to different results, and perhaps that’s intended. Unless the streamer digs into prequel territory, rehashing the same curse would prove a boring route to take.
The “when” of the post-credits scene also raises an important question: Could we see a Fear Street film that takes place sometime in the 2000s or 2010s? If the series leaves Deena and Sam (Olivia Scott Welch) to their happy ending, having the next curse unfold sometime after their story seems like a logical decision. Only time will tell if that’s the path the creators decide to take.
Is Netflix continuing the series after ‘Fear Street Part 3: 1666’?
The post-credits scene for Fear Street Part 3: 1666 opens the possibility that Netflix will release more films set in this world. Although Deena and Sam’s stories have come to a satisfying end, there’s so much more to explore — from whoever stole the book to the other Shadyside murders that took place over the years.
Director Leigh Janiak seems interested in seeing where else her story can go. During an interview with Collider, Janiak was asked if she and her team have ideas for more Fear Street films. Her answer offers hope to viewers wanting more from the series: “We have ideas. We have ideas.”
Janiak didn’t elaborate further, but she did point to one character who doesn’t appear in Fear Street Part 3: 1666: the Humpty Dumpty killer. This character is shown in the Fear Street Part 1: 1994 opening credits, but he’s not included in the films themselves. According to Janiak, she came up with a gruesome backstory about him recycling body parts. However, he was ultimately cut due to a lack of time and space in the trilogy.
“And then I just didn’t quite know what era it made sense for him to live in and what it was, and I was kind of like secretly, there’s a lot to have happen here,” Janiak recalled. “Maybe we’ll deal with this in another movie.”
It’s also worth noting that the Fear Street films are loosely based on R.L. Stine’s book series of the same name. That series contains more than a number of different horror stories Netflix can adapt. Hopefully, the streamer decides to.