1994. A group of teenagers discover that the terrifying deaths that have plagued their town for years could be related to each other, and that they could be the next victims. Based on the successful horror stories of RL Stine, Netflix released yesterday the first film of the trilogy ‘The Street of Terror’ about the sinister history of Shadyside.
In the first installment, the common thread is Deena and Sam, two high school girls who live in panic after being chased by possessed murderers, while dealing with their own problems and an intolerant society that does not accept their relationship. “Director Leigh Janiak wanted these films to be an opportunity for the protagonists to not be typical of a horror film, nor the classic story of love and heroism that we always see between two heterosexual people, but through the eyes of one queer couple ”, reveals through the Zoom the actress Kiana Madeira (28), who plays Deena. “It was important that the film put first people that society traditionally treats as ‘other’, and that it reflected the experience of being queer in the 90s. Sam and Deena do not live in a totally safe world and that was relevant to delineate their journey, which is difficult because Sam can be a person that you do not like at first, because he is trying to be someone he is not. The important thing was to show what many young people live, ”adds the actress, highlighting the importance of promoting respect and tolerance among all, especially among the youngest.