Everything you need to know about Fear Street: Prom Queen (including filming updates)

Fear Street teaser - Netflix
Fear Street teaser - Netflix /

When the Fear Street trilogy was released on Netflix back in July 2021, tons of people immediately dropped what they were doing to stream each horror film. In the end, the trilogy was a major success with most critics and viewers having only positive things to say about the three horror flicks. Viewers enjoyed the movies so much that they were eager to know if there would be a fourth film. Well, we have great news to share with you, Fear Street fans. There will be a fourth movie, and it's called Fear Street: Prom Queen.

We first learned of there possibly being a fourth film back in July 2021 when the director of the Fear Street trilogy, Leigh Janiak, expressed interest in expanding the film series. Then, in July 2022, R.L. Stine, the author behind the book series the films are based on, announced that discussions were being had about there being additional movies. By December of that year, it was announced that Chloe Okuno would be directing the new installment and that Chernin Entertainment would return to produce.

In November 2023, we learned from Scott Stuber, Netflix's Head of Film, that the fourth Fear Street movie would be a standalone story from the Fear Street trilogy and that it was currently being written. Then, in January 2024, we found out which of Stine's novels would be adapted for the fourth film. It was revealed to be Stine's 1992 novel The Prom Queen. In March 2024, the film was officially announced with the title being Fear Street: Prom Queen.

It was also revealed at the time that Matt Palmer (Calibre) would be taking over directing duties from Okuno and that he had co-wrote the movie's screenplay with Donald McLeary. Chernin Entertainment would remain as the production studio behind the film. Plot and casting details were also revealed.

India Fowler
"Man Vs Bee" - UK Premiere / Dave J Hogan/GettyImages

We're taken back to Shadyside, but this time to the year of 1988. Students at Shadyside High are preparing for prom, and the IT girls of the school are doing everything they can to secure votes to win Prom Queen. But when a mysterious outsider unexpectedly enters the race, and some of the other Prom Queen candidates start to go missing one by one, the Prom of '88 becomes a night to remember and not in a good way.

Get ready to see India Fowler (The Nevers, Man vs. Bee), Suzanna Son (The Idol), Fina Strazza (Paper Girls), David Iacono (The Summer I Turned Pretty), Ella Rubin (The Idea of You), Chris Klein (Sweet Magnolias), Lili Taylor (The Conjuring, Manhunt), Katherine Waterston (The End We Start From, Perry Mason), and Ariana Greenblatt (Barbie, 65) in Fear Street: Prom Queen because they make up the amazing ensemble cast!

Unfortunately, an official release date has not been announced yet, but the good news is that the cast and crew are currently shooting the new film. In April 2024, Netflix dropped a behind-the-scenes video of the cast and crew on set of the movie. This was the streamer's way of letting fans know that production had started. Check it out below!

That's all we know about Fear Street: Prom Queen at the moment. But as we learn new information, we'll be sure to come back and update you. So, stay tuned to 1428 Elm!

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