‘Fear Street: 1666’: 3 Huge Questions Fans Need Answered in the Slasher Trilogy’s Finale
The epic conclusion to Netflix‘s Fear Street trilogy is almost here. On Friday, July 16, 2021, the streaming service will release Fear Street Part 3: 1666. The film will take viewers all the way back to 1666, the year Sarah Fier was hanged for witchcraft. Residents of Shadyside have said that’s when the town’s curse began, as the alleged witch cut off her hand before her death and left it to haunt Shadyside for years to come.
At the moment, many fans have a ton of questions from Fear Street Part 1: 1994 and Part 2: 1978. The logistics of Sarah Fier’s curse haven’t been quite clear so far, but hopefully, all will be revealed in the trilogy’s finale. Here’s what we want to know.
[Spoiler alert: The following story contains spoilers from Fear Street Part 1: 1994 and Fear Street Part 2: 1978.]
1. How does Sarah Fier choose who she posesses?
For 300 years, the town of Shadyside has been the site of several massacres, presumably under the influence of Sarah Fier’s curse. According to the curse, the witch possesses one Shadyside resident every so often and sends them on a killing spree. However, the massacres don’t seem to have any specific time pattern, and Sarah Fier seems to select her minions at random. Past killers have ranged from young boys and teen girls to adult men.
It seems unlikely that anything about this curse would truly be random. If that’s the case, then how does Sarah Fier choose her victims? One theory circulating around Reddit suggests the witch might only choose the relatives of those who contributed to her death. Her first minion, Pastor Cyrus Miller in 1666, aligns with this theory.
Since Fear Street: 1666 will take viewers back to the beginning of the curse, it seems likely that Sarah Fier’s motives will be revealed. So far, only one thing feels certain: she has a major grudge against Shadyside.
2. Who is the Queen of Air and Darkness in ‘Fear Street: 1994’?
In Fear Street: 1994, Deena’s brother Josh, played by Benjamin Flores Jr., can be seen chatting online with someone who goes by the name Queen of Air and Darkness. Both Josh and the Queen have extensive knowledge of the Shadyside Killers; Josh even has an investigation board in his lair.
Many fans have wondered who this Queen person is, and why she’s so interested in the goings-on of Shadyside. Is she a resident of the town, or just a true crime fan? Josh and the Queen communicate via a chatroom called “Shadyside Killers” with a few other members included, but the Queen is the only other active member. Why does no one else participate in the chat?
A slight clue regarding the Queen’s identity comes from IMDb, which lists actor Rachel Doman as the “Queen of Air and Darkness Girl” in Fear Street: 1666. So, we know that the character is a teen girl, and we know that she’ll appear in person somehow in the third film.
The Queen of Air and Darkness must hold some significance. Perhaps she’ll help Josh and Deena (Kiana Madera) end the curse once and for all.
3. Why do Shadyside and Sunnyvale have such drastic differences?
Once upon a time, Shadyside and Sunnyvale were combined as a town called “The Union.” However, they split during the year 1666 and have hated each other ever since. Interestingly, Shadyside has the curse and all the bad luck, while nothing bad ever happens in Sunnyvale. Even Sunnyvale residents are mostly spared from the wrath of the Shadyside killers, as seen in Fear Street: 1978.
The differences in luck between Shadyside and Sunnyvale are almost too crazy to ignore. Some fans theorize that Sunnyvale is responsible for the Shadyside killers. The theory states that residents of Sunnyvale made some sort of deal with the Devil to receive good luck, but the trade-off was a string of horrible misfortunes in Shadyside.
What really happened to make The Union split up? It seems that Sarah Fier herself wants to set the record straight in Fear Street: 1666.