Jenna Ortega, star of the Netflix series Wednesday directed by Tim Burton, spoke in a recent interview on The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon about many topics, including film genres. Including horror, a genre in which she is an expert, despite her young age.
She said: "Horror really is so therapeutic, so funny! I love horror movies. I don't know what it's like to have blood thrown on my face. And running around screaming bloody murder. With horror, we're in control. When the possessed Regan (Linda Blair) turns her head completely in the movie The Exorcist, it's a scary picture, but without any real threat.
When Michael Myers stalks Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) in Halloween, we're safe.The Man Nero can't see us. He's not looking for us. This goes for zombies breaking through barred doors and ripping out guts, masked assassins rampaging against teenagers in the woods, or aliens attacking in the blackness of space.
We know it's not real, so it's like a roller coaster, but without the threat of being hurt. The bad thing in the movie can't get us." Wednesday series first season centers on the homonymous Wednesday Addams during her freshman year at Nevermore Academy, as she tries to manage his feelings towards her peers and as she tries to master her incredible powers.
she will also find herself stopping a killing spree that throws the town into a panic, as well as solving the murder mystery involving her parents 25 years ago. One of these concerns the titles of the 8 episodes that made up the first season.
The name of each episode contains, within it, a word woe. The word in question can have a double meaning and each of these fits perfectly with the series. Woe can be understood as big problems or dangers but at the same time it can mean something extremely sad.
The character is in fact several times at the center of danger and is considered a protagonist who is anything but happy. Another detail that has been noticed by fans is, for example, the snapping of fingers. Historical fans of the Addams Family will undoubtedly remember an acronym from many years ago in which the protagonists snapped their fingers at the time.