Fear Street: 1994 leans toward nostalgia for the 1990s and the slasher movie crawls in, using a soundtrack chock-full of classic rock, indie, and romantic themes.
Warning: this article includes spoilers for Fear Street: 1994.
The first episode of Netflix Fear Street Trilogy, Street of fear: 1994 has landed offering a heavy dose of nostalgia not just for fans of the decade, but for traditional slasher movies as well. As part of the film’s agenda to bring back the historical moment of 1994, director Leigh Janiak has put together an incredible soundtrack that ranges from heavy metal, RnB, and some indie classics of the time. Given the importance a mixtape plays in slasher events, it’s a smart move to make the music have such a strong presence.
Something inevitably compared to Strange things – and there’s a special thanks to one of the Duffer brothers in the credits – the horror is a far cry from the teen-friendly spirit of RL Stine’s original Fear Street books, but it works. Increasing the blood and adding inventive kills and multiple villains was an inspired move, particularly when paired with Rob Zombie’s supernatural rock. And on the other side of the coin, Janiak’s team addresses the rich streak of teenage angst and the stresses of aging by including the likes of Radiohead, Sophie Hawkins, and Roberta Flack.
Given the huge role music plays in the movie, it’s inevitable that fans will head to Shazam and Spotify to find out exactly what Deena puts on her mixtape for Sam and what Josh listens to while chatting online with his mysterious fellow murder fans. To help, here is every song in Street of fear: 1994 and where each of them occurs in the slasher.
The mixtape Deena makes for Sam is titled “Hey, there must be a demon among us“which is the second line of the classic Pixies song” Hey “and sets up the movie’s deadlock when it comes to possession. It’s also the best idea of how Deena feels about Sam, as one line says. in particular”If you leave, I will surely dieAnd if someone watching the opening credits is unsure of the tone, using NIN’s notorious hymn to sadomasochism is a great way to allay any concerns:
- Nine Inch Nails, “Closer” – Reproduce the initial scene of the crime in the Mall.
- Trash, “Only happy when it rains” – While Deena tries to write her hate note to Sam.
- Iron Maiden, “Fear of the Dark” – Josh chat online with Shadyside Killers chat group.
- Bush, “Machinehead” – Josh walks through the halls of his school.
- Sophie Hawkins, “Damn, I wish I was your lover” – Josh sees his crush (Kate) at school and time slows down.
- Portishead, “Sour Times” – As Deena walks through the school she is upset to see the students kissing.
- Cypress Hill, “Crazy in the Brain” – Deena gets on the bus to the soccer game against Sunnyvale.
- Radiohead, “Creep” – Deena listens to music on the way to the game.
- 99 stories, “Thursday” – Plays quietly in the background while Deena calls Sam’s house after the game and the crash.
- White Zombie, “More human than human” – Play twice. Once while Josh plays video games in his room and also about the end credits of the movie.
- Snoop Dogg, “Gz and Hustlas” – Kate and Simon take care of Deena’s neighbor while the killer strikes for the first time.
- Roberta Flack, “Killing Me Softly with His Song”– Deena and the children go to the hospital to visit Sam.
- White Town, “Your wife” – Deena and the gang meet Nurse Eddy.
- Mills Brothers, “You Always Hurt The One You Love” – Simon is attacked by Ruby, who sings a second version of the song as she did when she killed her victims.
- Cowboy Junkies, “Sweet Jane” – The gang washes Sam’s blood. Josh kisses Kate. Sam and Deena reconcile.
- Prodigy, “Firestarter” – Children set a trap for the witch’s henchmen at school. This song wasn’t released until 1996 originally.
- Pixies, “Hey” – At the end of the movie, on the mixtape as Sam and Deena snuggle up in bed.
- Soundgarden, “The day I tried to live” – Josh goes back online to explain the murders while Sam attacks Deena upstairs.
- Alice Cooper, “Schools Out” – Play the provocation of the sequel, Street of Fear: 1978.
Street of fear: 1994 it’s on Netflix now, with the sequels of 1978 and 1666 in consecutive weeks.
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