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The Big Clue Everyone Missed Early In Netflix's Fear Street Trilogy

Contains spoilers for "Fear Street Part Three: 1666"

In less than a month, Netflix has put out one of the best horror trilogies of all time. All three films in the "Fear Street" trilogy have come out now and combined, they tell one epic, chilling tale of terror spanning centuries. The release of "Fear Street Part Three: 1666" revealed all about how Shadyside came to be so cursed and who was really behind all of the murders that have taken place over the years. 

As it turns out, the curse results from a multi-generational pact the Goode family made with Satan. Each new generation offered a different citizen of Shadyside as a host for the devil to inhabit, wreaking havoc in the small town. And while Shadyside degraded, neighboring Sunnyvale prospered over the years with all the families being well to do. Of course, Deena (Kiana Madeira) figured all of this out and was able to kill Sheriff Nick Goode (Ashley Zukerman), thereby ending the curse. 

It was an intense twist, but then again, with a last name like "Goode," you had to have figured he would be anything but. However, going back and rewatching the franchise from the beginning, several clues are scattered throughout that hint at Nick Goode's true intentions.

Nick Goode's conversation with Martin is super revealing

There are various clues hidden throughout the trilogy to suggest not everything in Sunnyvale is as sunny as it seems. For example, the mascot for the local high school is "The Devils." It's an appropriately spooky moniker and hints that all of the town's luck comes from Satan. However, "Fear Street Part One: 1994" has one scene, in particular, that gives up the game clear as day.

Roughly 40 minutes into the film, Sheriff Goode has a conversation with Martin (Darrell Britt-Gibson), a janitor at the Shadyside Mall. He's been arrested on vandalism charges, with Goode finding loads of spray paint cans in his possession. Martin insists the cans aren't his, to which Goode replies, "You're right, Martin. These are actually my cans." It sounds like he's just sarcastic on first viewing, but after finishing "1666," it's clear Goode was telling the truth. Those were his cans, and he was the one going around tagging Shadyside. 

It makes sense when you think about it. For centuries, people believed the witch's curse was responsible for all of the tragedies in Shadyside. The last thing Goode would want is people poking around the actual story and discovering all of the misfortune is a result of his lineage. His tagging Shadyside with poems about the witch makes it more likely people will attribute the curse to Sarah Fier (Elizabeth Scopel) without thinking more deeply about it. 

To make it even more abundantly clear, the scene ends with Martin yelling, "Sheriff Goode? More like Sheriff Motherf***ing Evil!" Little did he know how right he would be with that statement.