Why wait for Halloween when you can have the season of horror right now in the dead of summer? That’s what Netflix is doing with their Fear Street trilogy, three adaptations of R.L. Stine’s horror novels coming to the streamer in consecutive weeks next month.
Director Leigh Janiak has the unenviable task of condensing dozens of Fear Street stories into three movies, but obviously Netflix is happy with the job he’s done. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be embarking on such a high-profile event that is sure to attract millions of horror fans.
The films each take place in the cursed town of Shadyside during a particular year, each encompassing a different horror sub-genre. Here’s a synopsis for all three:
FEAR STREET PART 1: 1994
A circle of teenage friends accidentally encounter the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued their town for over 300 years. Welcome to Shadyside.
FEAR STREET PART 2: 1978
Shadyside, 1978. School’s out for summer and the activities at Camp Nightwing are about to begin. But when another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill, the fun in the sun becomes a gruesome fight for survival.
FEAR STREET PART 3: 1666
The origins of Sarah Fier’s curse are finally revealed as history comes full circle on a night that changes the lives of Shadysiders forever.
The cast includes Kiana Madeira, Ashley Zukerman, Ryan Simpkins, Gillian Jacobs, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr.,Darrell Britt-Gibson, Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Mccabe Slye, Julia Rehwald, Fred Hechinger, Jordana Spiro, Jordyn Dinatale, Elizabeth Scopel, and Randy Havens.
Fear Street Part I: 1994 releases globally on Netflix on July 2nd 2021; Fear Street Part 2: 1978 hits Netflix on July 9th 2021; and Fear Street Part 3: 1666 comes to Netflix on July 16th, 2021.