From demonic animatronics to campground bloodbaths, it’s been a rather eventful year for horror fans so far.
The likes of Willy’s Wonderland, Wrong Turn, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Spiral: From the Book of Saw, and beyond have generated discussion and Netflix has also stepped in to deliver genre fans a wild walk down Fear Street.
Based on the novel series by beloved Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, this trilogy kickstarted with Part One: 1994, and now audiences are invited to continue the journey with Part Two: 1978.
We’re transported even further back in time to that fateful night at Camp Nightwing. Flickers of the grisly murders were seen in the previous installment but we now get to see them transpire in terrifying detail while getting acquainted with some new characters.
At the heart of the film, we have two sisters – Ziggy (played by Sadie Sink) and Cindy (Emily Rudd) – but the viewer’s perception is challenged in the final act thanks to a shocking twist. So, who exactly is Cindy in Fear Street?
WARNING: SPOILERS FOR FEAR STREET PART TWO: 1978 ENDING
Fear Street: Who is Cindy Berman?
Throughout Part Two we get to know Cindy, who is desperately attempting to carve out a better life for herself.
She’s protective of her sister and as the film progresses we’re led to believe that Cindy is the sole survivor of the Camp Nightwing massacre. This is the woman that spoke to Deena over the phone at the end of Part One, referred to as C. Berman.
Deena takes Sam to her house at the beginning of Part Two and begs her for help, which is when the story of survival begins to be recounted. However, the final act of the film reveals that Cindy actually died at the camp and the woman in front of Deena and Josh is surprisingly somebody else.
C. Berman in 1994 (played by Gillian Jacobs) is actually Ziggy. After she’s brought back to life, we discover that Ziggy was a nickname and her real name is Christine Berman. Only giving the initial of her first name was essentially a way of throwing the viewer off, encouraging them to make a swift assumption.
Although, there were some clues that helped audiences suspect her true identity. For example, the survivor’s cat is called Major Tom, which like the name Ziggy, can immediately be understood as a David Bowie reference to tie them together.
Cindy may be familiar…
The central character is portrayed by 28-year-old actress Emily Rudd, who some may know from a variety of places.
She is perhaps best known for starring in the TV series Dynasty (Heidi) but has also had parts in The Romanoffs (Ella Hopkins) and Electric Dreams (Kim).
Her talents have been showcased in a variety of shorts too – from Boy & Bear: Three Headed Woman to Max Dynamite – while she was also in the 2017 TV movie Sea Change (Miranda).
Fear Street arguably serves as her biggest opportunity to date and she’s already set to reprise the role in Fear Street Part Three: 1666, which arrives on Netflix on Friday, July 16th 2021.
Looking even further ahead, Emily will appear in the forthcoming movie Moonshot with the likes of Cole Sprouse.
Is she on Instagram?
Yes, you can follow the actress on Instagram at emilysteaparty.
She boasts a whopping 547k followers and there are a number of Fear Street-related posts and stylish snaps to scroll through.
Fear Street Part Two: 1978 is now streaming on Netflix.
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