1 killer story.
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) May 19, 2021
The movie trilogy is directed by Leigh Janiak (Scream: The TV Series), and will introduce “a new brand of horror to the next generation,” with the story told across three movies spanning more than 300 years. It opens in 1994, with 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.
“We filmed all three Fear Street movies over one crazy, bloody summer,” Janiak said of the production, which wrapped back in 2019. “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!”
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“Fear Street fans are in for a treat–and some major surprises,” R.L. Stine added. “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!”
At the very beginning of the year, Netflix vowed to release at least one new movie a week throughout 2021 for a total of at least 70. Fear Street was one of the projects announced as part of that line-up, together with several large-scale, star-driven movies like Red Notice and Don’t Look Up, which both appeared on the streaming service’s sizzle reel for its 2021 movie slate.
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.