A horror trilogy based on R.L. Stine’s fiction series is coming to Netflix next month! The streaming site has announced today that the first part of the Fear Street trilogy will be launching this July 2, with the next two parts premiering on the 9th and 16th of the same month. Each part is set in a different year and is said to bring a different story that’s part of Shadyside’s shady and sinister history.
Watch the newly-released trailer below:
The trilogy begins with Fear Street Part 1: 1994, which follows a group of teenagers who realizes that the events that haunted their town for generations may be connected.
Fear Street Part 2: 1978 is also set in Shadyside, and tells the events that happen at Camp Nightwing. When another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill, the fun time at the camp becomes a gruesome fight for survival.
Lastly, Fear Street Part 3: 1666 goes back to over 300 years ago, when history comes full circle to reveal the origins of Sarah Fier’s curse during a night that changes the lives of Shadysiders forever.
“As a filmmaker making Fear Street, but also just as a movie lover, I was so excited to pay homage to some of the great eras of horror movies,” said Leigh Janiak, the director of the fear Street Trilogy, in a statement for Netflix. “For 1994, Scream stood above all rest — it’s peak ’90s horror and, I think, one of the most brilliant movies ever made, period. Then for 1978, I got to look at the heyday of slasher films — Friday the 13th, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street. For 1666…I found the best inspiration for me lay in the beautiful world made rotten of Terence Malick’s The New World.”
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In another statement for Netflix, Fear Street author R.L. Stine said: “The thing that ties Fear Street to people all over the world is that we all have the same fears. It doesn’t matter what country you’re in, everyone is afraid of the dark, or afraid somebody’s lurking in the closet, or afraid of being in some strange new place they’ve never been before. We all have the same fears.”
Fear Street premieres globally on Netflix this July 9.