Does Josh die in Fear Street? Fan-favourite character’s future explored

Mafalda Costa July 16, 2021
Does Josh die in Fear Street? Fan-favourite character’s future explored
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Does Josh die in Fear Street? Ever since Fear Street Part One: 1994 premiered on 2 July 2021, Benjamin Flores Jr’s character Josh has been a fans’ favourite. But will the loveable character survive the trilogy’s finale?

Who is Josh?

Josh is Deena’s brother, who has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the Shadyside killers and is dedicated to finding the truth about the town’s murderous past and present.

At the end of Fear Street Part Two, things go sideways for Deena (Kiana Madeira) and Josh, which has sparked rumours about the character’s death.

According to Den of Geeks, after hearing Ziggy’s painful memories of her time at Camp Nightwing, the pair seemed to have discovered the answer for putting the witch’s curse on Shadyside to rest once and for all.

But things didn’t work out exactly that way.

In the ultimate cliffhanger tease, we get a glimpse of the past just long enough to realise Deena is not herself, but rather she is inhabiting Sarah Fier’s body circa 1666.

And if Deena is now in 1666, where is her brother Josh?

Pause for gasping.

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Does Josh die in Fear Street? Spoilers ahead

Luckily for Josh’s online fans, their favourite character doesn’t die in Fear Street Part 3. Whew!

According to Radio Times, just after the hour mark the film jumps back to 1994 for its real climax, with Deena, Josh and Constance all teaming up to fight the Shadyside killers once again.

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Ever since the first movie, Josh has been a popular character among fans of the horror trilogy, who have voiced their hopes for a Josh-centred spin-off.

Meet Benjamin Flores Jr, the actor who plays Josh

Playing Josh is actor/rapper Benjamin Flores Jr.

The actor from Memphis, Tennessee, was born on 23 July 2002.

Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Nickelodeon
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According to his IMDb profile, Flores has also appeared in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), Netflix’s Rim Of The World (2019), and Your Honor (2020-21).

As a rapper, Flores made his debut with You Might Be The One. His rapping skills granted him a spot as a voice actor in 2011’s Happy Feet 2.

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Mafalda Costa is a second year BA Journalism student originally from Portugal. Her main passions if life are music, arts and culture, while she's particularly knowledgable on cinema and anime.