Arguably the darkest investiture of Stranger effects yet, season 4 features its fair share of death scenes. One is so brutal, however, that star Joseph Quinn was shocked to see it make the final cut.
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In a new interview with Screen Rant( opens in new tab), Quinn recalled a scene in the first occasion of the fourth chapter, which sees his character Eddie Munson substantiation the death of cheerleader Chrissy Cunningham( Grace Van Dien). As Chrissy’s knowledge becomes trapped in Vecna’s Mind Lair, Eddie looks on in terror as her body starts levitating in the real world.
As the unnoticeable villain takes a hold of her, she slams back-first onto the ceiling, and her fritters and branches snap in different directions. Eventually, Chrissy’s eyes pop back into her head, leaving her with nothing but bloody sockets, and Eddie runs out of his caravan in fear. It’s proper ghastly stuff for Foreigner effects’ norms.
” I flash back in the first session of ADR that I had, they were like,’ Should we show you the death?’ and I was like,’ Yeah, sure’, Quinn flashed back .” They showed me and I was like,’ There is no way you are gon na get down with that, Netflix are not gon na let you do that. But they did and yeah, I suppose it’s fucking horrible.”
The Netflix show’s generators, the Duffer Sisters, have since expressed remorse over killing off Chrissy so soon, incompletely due to Van Dien’s unanticipated chemistry with Quinn in a sequence they shot late into product.
” We always have those moments( of’ what have we done?’),” Matt Duffer told TVLine( opens in new tab).” We shot the quotation- unquote medicine- deal scene in the forestland enough late, actually, into firing.”
” We had formerly killed Chrissy when we shot that,” Ross explained, as Matt continued” The scene came alive in a way that was just so beautiful. So much of that was Joe and Grace. It was just one of those fortunate scenes where we were suitable to have two cameras rolling landing them contemporaneously. Joe was doing a lot of stuff kind of spontaneously, and we were getting these amazing responses from Grace. It’s enough emotional what Grace was suitable to do with veritably, veritably many scenes, to get people to watch like she did.”
Still, also check out our breakdown of the Stranger effects season 4, Volume 2 ending and how it all sets up Stranger effects season 5, If you are looking for further Hawkins- relatedcontent.However, also have a read of our Foreigner effects season 4, Volume 2 deaths list, If you’d rather lean into the macabre.