Stranger Things star was 'apprehensive' about revealing new villain

Stranger Things continues to be a Netflix top 10 hit as fans became obsessed with the new characters. The supernatural drama welcomed Vecna (played by Jamie Campbell Bower) as the ultimate antagonist. The costume for the relentless killer took hours to perfect, and make-up artist Barrie Gower said he was apprehensive about his work.

Vecna has gone down in history as one of the most iconic TV villains in recent times.

The Stranger Things character left viewers on the edge of their seats as he showed no mercy.

The monstrous being from the Upside Down almost claimed the life of Max Mayfield (Sadie Sink) at the end of season four.

While fans thought he had been destroyed at the end of the season, he proved difficult to kill.

The evil character will be back with a vengeance in the show’s final outing in 2024.

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The star would listen to heavy rock music in order to get into the right headspace to embrace Vecna.

Fans may also be interested to hear no technology was used to alter Jamie’s voice.

He was able to master the haunting voice by himself, as well as his American accent.

The actor is from London, and one of his first roles was in the film Sweeney Todd, starring alongside Johnny Depp.

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Vecna was not the only big bad of the season, as Jason Carver (Mason Dye) was determined to get his revenge. 

Scanline VFX worked on the special effects for episodes seven, eight and nine. 

As the fight moved up into the attic at Creel House, a rift opens up across the floor and travels across Jason’s body.

Justin from Scanline VFX told “We all love to see karma catch up with a jerk don’t we! I’m glad fans are enjoying it and it was certainly fun to create.”

Opening up about the most challenging scene, he said: “I’d say it was the helicopter shot of the rifts headed towards downtown Hawkins.

“The whole shot is CGI, there were so many elements to layer together, and it is a long shot. There are around 100 layers in the final shot but it’s that complexity sells it.”

Stranger Things seasons 1-4 are on Netflix now. Season 5 will air in 2024.