Netflix is gearing up for an epic three-week horror movie event this summer with their adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street novels. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the official Fear Street trailer since the first teaser dropped back in May.
One of the most exciting aspects of the upcoming film trilogy is that they’ll be airing across three consecutive weeks, so fans won’t have to wait forever between installments. Plus, the original Fear Street novels were relatively tame, but Netflix is cranking up up the gore to an eleven by making all three features R-rated.
Earlier today, Netflix finally dropped the official full-length trailer for the trilogy, all of which are directed by Leigh Janiak. Stranger Things fans should also appreciate that the trilogy features a few alums like Maya Hawke and Sadie Sink!
What is each Fear Street movie about?
The first film, Fear Street Part 1: 1994, kicks off the special event on July 2. It follows a group of teenage friends from the town of Shadyside that encounter an ancient evil responsible for a series of murders that have been plaguing their town for more than 300 years. The cast for the first movie includes Benjamin Flores Jr., Julia Rehwald, Olivia Scott, Kiana Madeira, Ashley Zukerman, Maya Hawke, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Jordana Spiro and Jordyn DiNatale.
On July 9, Fear Street Part 2: 1978 debuts on Netflix. School’s out for the summer and Camp Nightwing begins. But then another Shadyside reign of terror begins. Several actors from the first film return, joined by Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Ryan Simpkins, Chiara Aurelia and more.
The trilogy concludes on July 16 with Fear Street Part 3: 1666, which takes us back to the origins of the Shadyside curse as the events of history come full circle and threaten to change everything in town forever.
The official synopsis for the series is as follows:
"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."
Since there are so many novels in Stine’s series, it’s likely Netflix will make more of these films in the future should the movie event perform well for the streaming service.
The Fear Street trilogy officially kicks off on July 2 on Netflix.