What Makes Stranger Things Season 4 Villain Vecna Scarier Than Others?

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After a long wait, Stranger Things is coming back on Netflix. This famous series has two release dates set. The first seven episodes are slated to be out on May 27, while the remaining two episodes arrive on July 1. Giving an itch to the audience during the trailer, Stranger Things is coming out with a new villain – Vecna. Vecna does not look like its traditional monsters but, a far more scary one. This time the fans will be spooked and thrilled watching this powerful leach.


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“Vecna makes a Demogorgon look cuddly,”- Producer and director Shawn Levy

Executive producer and director Shawn Levy in an interview with Variety at the premiere of Stranger Things stated “Vecna makes a Demogorgon look cuddly,”.  We are already spooked!

Billy Hargrove is Vecna In Stranger Things Season 4
Vecna, villains in Stranger Things 4

David Harbour, Hawkins police chief Jim Hopper expressed, that Vecna has a newness to the horror that one has never seen before.

“Vecna is a psychological horror that I don’t think we’ve really seen,” Harbour said. “The Upside Down has been this wild west world where there are creatures running around, there’s violence, but we’ve never seen something as calculatedly psychologically evil as this. That’s exciting because he is a true big bad that we’ve needed in the series”,

Gaten Matarazzo who is Dustin says the Villain Vecna makes the series get a whole new vibe.

a scene from Stranger Things 4 from new trailer
A scene from the new trailer of Stranger things 4

“The craziest thing is just how new and fresh the villain feels compared to what we’ve had before,” Matarazzo said. “It’s something that brings a whole new vibe to how we deal with our villains in ‘Stranger Things’ and how we will continue to do so going forward.”


Priah Ferguson who plays Erica Sinclair says how it’s not the typical ‘jump scare’ and that’s how the audience for this show keeps increasing.

”Vecna is very scary,” Ferguson said. “It’s something that messes with your mind. I think that’s gonna get the audience a little bit more freaked out because that freaks me out more than jump scares.”

She continued, “As ‘Stranger Things’ goes on, the show always gets darker and scarier, and that’s because the audience grows.”


Joseph Quinn discussed how terrifying Vecna looked on set.

“It was weird to see him on camera and he’s so terrifying, and then you see him off-camera with an iced latte. It’s quite a funny image,” Quinn said.

Finn Wolfhard - Stranger Things
Finn Wolfhard – Stranger Things

Fans are excited about the release of this much-awaited series, with the trailer and the new villain Vecna one can just wonder how scary would this season be compared to the previous ones…


Written by Samreen Kaur

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