- IN THE NETFLIX SLASHER TRILOGY, CAMP, OUTSIDE BEAT, SUN RUNNING A POPULAR PATTERN, AND A DARK SUPERVISORY FORCE.
That night, the actress, perhaps best known for playing Max in “Strange Things,” will be in Los Angeles Historical Park in black bandeau, baggy black pants. And sturdy boots. On the phone, however, the Texas native revealed that he realized this morning that this screening was precisely two years after the day after the third season premiere of Stranger Things.
A lot has changed for Sink over the years. He was 18 (and now 19), graduated from high school, and made several important decisions about his graduate life. But one of the most transformative things he did was Fear Street Part Two: 1978, the second part of a trilogy of horror films loosely based on R.L. Stine.
The film will be released on Netflix on Friday (July 9), while the first film, Fear Street Part One: 1994, will be released on July 2 (The third and final installment in the series, Fear Street Part 3: 1666, is online July 16).
Fear Street Part One: 1994 was followed by a group of teenagers who grew up in a cursed small town; Fear Street Part 2: 1978 is set in 1978 in a rural youth summer camp where pure evil lurks beneath all its appearances.
Sink plays Ziggy Berman, an exile from the camp who not only battles the filthy popular mob but also battles a dark supernatural force that has haunted the residents of a nearby town for centuries. Family life. Sink loves this depth potential.
“When I saw the script, at first glance, you could see him as a very aggressive and intense character who was angry at the world. All of these things are true,” he said. “But what’s important for me is to find moments when he’s a little softer and moments where he shows more of his vulnerability.”
To prepare Sink for the role, Leigh Janiak, director of the Fear Street trilogy, recommended the actress watch several slasher films, including Friday the 13th and Scream. (“I think I saw some of them because they were so scary,” he says lightly.)
And while Sink sees parallels between Fear Street Part Two: 1978 and classic horror films, “mostly I … pick it up rather than what it is,” he said. That’s one of the reasons Fear Street Part Two: 1978 feels so fresh: Sink is not subject to clichés but is free to accept his twist on the horror genre.