A new trailer for Stranger Things 4 was released this week and it gave us an exhilarating look at the fantastic horrific things that this next season of the story will entail. This comes with a reveal of a creepy, monstrous new big bad villain.
The Duffer Brothers recently opened up about this new villain, which is called Vecna, and it was inspired by their love of iconic horror characters such as Freddie Kruger, Pinhead, and Pennywise. Ross Duffer said in an interview with IGN, “Those were the monsters that really inspired us this season.”
He went on to say that they used practical effects to bring this terrifying creature so that the actors could actually react to it, “What you’re seeing here is 90% practical [effects]. And Vecna, throughout the season, is 90% practical. We wanted a presence on the set that our actors could react to, whereas in Season 3, they were reacting to a beach ball. We wanted something there that we could actually film, and I just think that that makes this villain scarier and more real and tangible and we’re just really excited for people to see him this season.”