Wednesday on Netflix: Jenna Ortega and Horror
The first season of Wednesday on Netflix has been a complete success, both for setting a series of viewing records and also for catapulting Jenna Ortega to fame.
Jenna Ortega knows a lot about horror movies, not just because there are them interpreted, but also because since she was a child she has followed them on television and in the cinema. It should be remembered that Jenna Ortega already has a succession of roles in horror films such as Scream (2022), Scream VI, Insidious: Chapter 2 and The Babysitter: Killer Queen in 2022, among others.
As Jenna Ortega pointed out on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: “I love horror movies.”
Child’s Play: The First Horror Movie That Really Scared Jenna Ortega
However, she claims that the first movie she saw that really scared her was Child’s Play (1988), one of the installments in the Chucky franchise. Despite the fact that her brothers tried to get her away from the screen, in the end she ended up screaming in terror of the killer doll, having nightmares until she was 15 years old.
Jenna Ortega’s Top 5 Horror Movies
Now, the Rotten Tomatoes site asked Jenna Ortega to name her favorite horror movies, and she named exactly these five, in no particular order: Prom Night (1980), Insidious (2010), Possession (1981), The Witch (2015), and Persona (1966). As you can see, they are films that mostly do not come from long-running horror franchises, so Jenna Ortega knows the horror genre very well since its inception.
What’s Next For Jenna Ortega?
Meanwhile, Jenna Ortega will return in the title role with season 2 of Wednesday that could end premiering over the next year.
With her love for horror movies and a burgeoning career, Jenna Ortega is certainly an actor to watch in the future.