The unique and captivating universe of R.L. Stine keeps expanding–with the latest addition hitting Netflix this summer.
A movie trilogy–that will deal with three different time periods–will adapt Stine’s popular Fear Street series of teenage horror novels, as reported by comicbook.com, with the first of the films debuting this summer. Stay tuned for an exact premiere date on Netflix.
The Fear Street series–which started in 1989 with The New Girl–has sold more than 80 million copies as of 2010. Stine revived the franchise–which follows the fictionalized town of Shadyside and the teens living there–back in October 2014.
The movie trilogy–from the creative minds of Leigh Janiak (who directed all three movies), Phil Graziadei, Kyle Killen, Zak Olkewicz and Kate Trefry–features a group of teenagers who discover “that the terrifying events that have haunted their town for generations may all be connected–and that they may be the next targets.”
The trilogy is broken down as follows:
Fear Street: 1994. In 1994, in the aftermath of a brutal tragedy in Shadyside, Ohio, a group of teens discover that the terrible events that have plagued their town for years may not be random.
Fear Street: 1978. In 1978, the campers, counselors and maintenance staff at Camp Nightwing are divided by several issues, but they must band together to solve a terrifying mystery.
Fear Street: 1666. In 1666, a colonial town is gripped by a hysterical witch hunt that has deadly consequences for centuries to come.
One of the actors in the trilogy, Maya Hawke (of Stranger Things fame), was tight-lipped about the project during a recent interview. “I haven’t gotten my Netflix brief yet–on what I can and cannot tease,” she said, “but I can tell you this: It’s got a lot of people in it that I love.” Those people include Sadie Sink, Hawke’s Stranger Things co-star, and Fred Hechinger.
Hawke added that Janiak is “an amazing director. I cannot wait to see these movies–I’m really excited. I can’t really say more than that.”
So, with that in mind, keep reading Horror News Network for future updates on the Fear Street trilogy coming to Netflix this summer.