Just because it is summer doesn’t mean it’s all about the superheroes and space aliens in film. There’s also plenty of room to be scared. And no one knows how to create a fright like R.L Stine, The author, best known for Goosebumps YA horror novels, will have his Fear Street Trilogy adapted into three R-rated film that will be released over the course of three weeks in July, only on Netflix.
This is a breath of fresh air for the streaming service which thrived on the binge model. Having a weekly release creates anticipation and hype, which will only grow if the first two exceed fans’ expectations.
“We filmed all three Fear Street movies over one crazy, bloody summer. It’s a dream that audiences now get to experience the story in the same way – back to back to back, with only a week of waiting in between. I can’t wait to welcome everyone into the world of Fear Street in 1994, 1978 and 1666,” Leigh Janiak, director of the Fear Street trilogy, said.
“Fear Street fans are in for a treat – and some major surprises. Readers know that the book series is rated PG. But the movies are rated R. That means a lot more thrills – and a lot more terror! I have seen Leigh Janiak’s epic trilogy releasing on Netflix in July and I can tell you the scares and the SCREAMS are more than I ever expected. What fun to see the horrors of Shadyside come to life,” Stine said.
Here’s the trilogy logline:
In 1994, a group of teenagers discovers that the terrifying events that have haunted their town for generations may all be connected — and that they may be the next targets. Based on R.L. Stine’s best selling horror series, the trilogy follows the nightmare through Shadyside’s sinister history.
The writing team includes Phil Graziadei & Leigh Janiak (Part 1: 1994); Zak Olkewicz and Leigh Janiak (Part 2: 1978); Phil Graziadei & Leigh Janiak and Kate Trefry (Part 3: 1666), with a story by Kyle Killen and Phil Graziadei & Leigh Janiak (Part 1: 1994); Zak Olkewicz and Phil Graziadei & Leigh Janiak (Part 2: 1978).
All three films stars Gillian Jacobs, Jordana Spiro, Ashley Zuckerman, and Jordyn Dinatale, and more.
It all starts off with Fear Street Part I: 1994 debuting on Netflix on July 2, 2021, which is followed by Fear Street Part 2: 1978 hitting on July 9, 2021, and finally the trilogy closes out with Fear Street Part 3: on July 16, 2021.