The Fear Street trilogy on Netflix ends tomorrow–and the final film is out to “end the curse.”
The first two “fearsome” films aired earlier this month, and now Fear Street Part Three: 1666 will stream Friday, July 16, as reported by syfy.com. A revealing trailer and poster for the concluding film can be seen on this page.
The R-rated Fear Street–based on R.L. Stine’s beloved YA horror novels that stretch back to 1989–follows teenage friends who encounter an ancient evil responsible for a string of brutal murders that has plagued their town of Shadyside for more than 300 years.
This third chapter of the series–directed by Leigh Janiak from a script she wrote with Phil Graziadei and Kate Trefry–goes back to 1666, where a colony “is gripped by a hysterical witch hunt that has deadly consequences for centuries to come,” according to the official synopsis. “Meanwhile, the teenagers in 1994 and 1978 try to finally put an end to the town’s curse–before it is too late.”
The ensemble cast for this part includes Kiana Madeira, Elizabeth Scopel, Ashley Zukerman, Ted Sutherland, Gillian Jacobs, Sadie Sink, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Daniel Britt-Gibson and Fred Hechinger.
Janiak–who also served as one of the executive producers on the film–said the biggest inspiration for Part Three: 1666 was Terence Malick’s The New World. “It’s not a horror movie,” she said, “but for me, it was really about the horror of humanity. The Knick was also a big inspiration. I felt it was violent and bloody and disturbing, and perfectly gritty and modern at the same time.”
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