‘Fear Street’ Trilogy: Netflix Teases An R.L. Stine Summer Horror Event

Netflix is offering horror fans a summer of fear this July, as they release their Fear Street trilogy, based on the novels by R.L. Stine, as a major weekly event. Three movies, three weeks, one director in Leigh Janiak, best known for the 2014 horror Honeymoon.

Fear Street Part 1: 1994 will be released on July 1st. Fear Street Part 2: 1978 will be available on July 9th. Fear Street Part 3: 1966 will be released on July 16th.

The films star Maya Hawke, Jordana Spiro, Kiana Madeira, Fred Hechinger, and Ashley Zukerman, along with Gillian Jacobs, Jordana Spiro, Ryan Simpkins, Sadie Sink, and more. A lot of talent very familiar to Netflix.

“We filmed all three Fear Street movies over one crazy, bloody summer,” Janiak said.“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!”

Stine added, “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!”

Here’s the synopsis: 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.

Check out the teaser below!

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.