R.L. Stine fans (and who isn’t?) can finally get a good look at the upcoming films based on his Fear Street young adult novels.
Netflix has unveiled the first full trailer for the trilogy–films directed by Leigh Janiak that debut next month–as reported by comicbook.com. And that much-anticipated trailer can be viewed on this very page.
The three films are as follows:
- Fear Street Part 1: 1994 (to air July 2)–Teenage friends accidentally encounter an ancient evil responsible for a string of brutal murders that have terrorized their town of Shadyside for more than three centuries.
- Fear Street Part 2: 1978 (to air July 9)–It’s summertime and Camp Nightwing is gearing up for the season. But when another local resident is possessed with the urge to kill, funtime quickly turns into a gruesome battle for survival.
- Fear Street Part 3: 1666 (to air July 16)– The origins of Sarah Fier’s curse are finally revealed and history comes full circle during an evening that changes the lives of Shadyside residents forever.
Janiak said she tapped into his memories of several classic horror films when she made Fear Street. “I was so excited to pay homage to some of the great eras of horror movies,” she said. “For 1994, Scream stood above the rest. Then for 1978, I got to look at the heyday of slasher films–Friday the 13th, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street. For 1666, I found the best inspiration in Terence Malick’s The New World.”
Stine added that the universal theme of fear is what strikes a chord in so many people. “It doesn’t matter what country you’re in,” he said, “everyone is afraid of the dark or afraid somebody’s lurking in the closet or afraid of being in some strange, new place they’ve never been before. We all have the same fears.”
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