New Stranger Things Season 4 BTS Video Details Vecna’s Cool Makeup SFX

A recent behind-the-scenes Stranger Things season 4 video from Netflix details Vecna’s elaborate special effects makeup and intricate prosthetics. A new behind-the-scenes Stranger Things season 4 video details Vecna’s cool special effects prosthetics and makeup. Set six months after the Battle of Starcourt in season 3, the teenage heroes of Hawkins, Indiana, once again face off against an evil presence from the alternate dimension known as the Upside Down. This time, a terrifying telepathic being known as Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower) haunts and terrorizes his victims before brutally killing them with his mind powers. Revealed to be Henry Creel, Dr. Brenner’s (Matthew Modine) first patient of his diabolical experiments on young children, he was forced into the Upside Down by Eleven during a telekinetic battle. The fight, coupled with his subsequent inter-dimensional travel, transformed his body into a monstrous and hideous form.

Stranger Things creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, wanted to utilize as much practical effects as possible when creating Vecna. This was to simulate the effects that were featured prominently in ’80s science-fiction and horror films, as well as to give an imposing presence for the young actors to react to during their scenes. Vecna’s costume was so effective that Bower actually scared his co-star Millie Bobby Brown during their Mind Lair scenes, causing the young actor to burst into tears when she first saw him. According to Bower, it took over seven hours a day to have his makeup and full prosthetics applied.

Who Will Kill Vecna In Stranger Things Season 5? Our Predictions Vecna doesn’t die at the end of Stranger Things season 4, as expected. Here’s everyone who could kill him in the show’s fifth, final season, and how. There’s a range of possible characters who could kill Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower) in Stranger Things season 5. As revealed at the end of season 4, Vecna is still alive in some capacity and has been able to begin merging the Upside Down with the Right Side Up. The main characters are all currently in Hawkins and are recovering from their failed Vecna attack. Max (Sadie Sink), in particular, is in terrible shape after Eleven revived her from death. She is last shown hospitalized in a coma, braindead and blinded, with a precarious fate going into season 5.

Nonetheless, considering the importance that Vecna has in creating the interdimensional trouble surrounding Hawkins, he’s going to die for good in Stranger Things’s fifth and final season. The attack in season 4 made Vecna seem immortal, just like his Dungeons & Dragons counterpart, but ending Stranger Things without resolving its central villain would make the show feel moot. In addition to killing Vecna, Stranger Things also needs to further explain elements like the Upside Down’s origin, Russia’s full significance to the show, and Hawkins’ well-being after the Upside Down’s reign of destruction.

Stranger Things Season 4’s Plot Holes & Headscratchers As spectacular as Stranger Things season 4 may have been, the show was filled with a surprising number of plot holes and unanswered questions. Stranger Things season 4 may have been, the show was unfortunately filled with a surprising number of plot holes and unanswered questions. The hit Netflix show is building to a head, with Stranger Things season 4 instituting several major retcons to set up its villain Vecna as the real monster who has been attacking Hawkins for years. Played by Jamie Campbell Bower, Vecna is essentially the twisted mirror image of Eleven in terms of goals and personality. He is the one who created the Upside Down’s hive mind, and he is its master. There was probably no way to avoid most of these; the Duffer brothers were conducting retcons on an unprecedented scale, after all, while simultaneously telling some stories that were set far from Hawkins. Many of these can be ignored by simply suspending disbelief, but sadly others are a little more difficult. None are fatal, of course, because everything hangs together enough that the plot holes only become visible when viewers really begin to focus in.

Duffer brothers have learned lessons from this season. Stranger Things season 5 is expected to be a lot more tightly focused, simply because the Upside Down invasion of Hawkins has begun and all the heroes have assembled in time to fight Vecna and his forces. What’s more, almost all the retcons have now been done, meaning inconsistencies could potentially even be ironed out. Still, here are all the plot holes and head-scratchers in Stranger Things season 4.

Vecna’s downfall, a key ingredient could actually be a Dungeons & Dragons character. In the D&D World of Greyhawk campaign, Vecna was almost fully defeated by his trusted lieutenant, Kas the Bloody-Handed. Arming himself with a sword and a spiked shield, Kas betrayed Vecna and attempted to slay him, taking Vecna out of his physical body before the evil lich eventually returned. One of Stranger Things’s theoretical endings is that the entire show is a giant D&D campaign, which holds only so much weight when given the time jumps, added characters, and scope. Nonetheless, it’s a testament to how Stranger Things loves to draw inspiration from the iconic role-playing game. Therefore, it’s possible that Vecna’s demise will fall under a similar pattern as his D&D counterpart. The question is whether Stranger Things’ Kas element was already included in the show or is yet to be incorporated, and the answer could also clue in on Vecna’s official demise. With this in mind, here are the ways in which the following characters could deliver Vecna’s final blow.

The new video highlights the complexity of Vecna’s suit and the various techniques the costume and special effects departments used to fully realize the monster the Duffer brothers created. Emmy Award-winning prosthetics designer, Barrie Gower, detailed the various meticulous steps it took to take the character from the concept stage and build it through various molding procedures to finally fit the costume to Bower and make it look natural. Vecna as the chief antagonistic force within the series needed to be frightening on multiple levels and through the excellent design of the creature, as well as Bowers’ performance, the telepathic being was more than terrifying.