Netflix has released the official Fear Street trilogy trailer for director Leigh Janiak’s long-in-development film adaptations of R.L. Stine’s YA horror novel series. The three-week event kicks off on July 2 with Fear Street Part 1: 1994, followed by Part 2: 1978 on July 9, and will then wrap up Netflix’s epic summer movie event with Part 3: 1666 on July 16. The video takes us to the different eras of Shadyside, where each centers around a group of teenagers as they get terrorized by the same dark entity that has cursed their small town.
“As a filmmaker making Fear Street, but also just as a movie lover, I was so excited to pay homage to some of the great eras of horror movies,” Janiak said in a statement. “For 1994, Scream stood above all rest — it’s peak ’90s horror and, I think, one of the most brilliant movies ever made, period. 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 for me lay in the beautiful world made rotten of Terence Malick’s The New World.”
Stine added, “The thing that ties Fear Street to people all over the world is that we all have the same fears. It doesn’t matter what country you’re in, 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.”
Check out the official trailer below:
The Fear Street trilogy will be covering three different time periods, going all the way back to the 1600s. In 1994, a group of teenagers discovers that the terrifying events that have haunted their town for generations may all be connected – and that they may be the next targets. Based on R.L. Stine’s best-selling horror series, the trilogy follows Shadyside’s sinister history through a nightmare 300 years in the making.
The synopses and casts for the three film adaptations are as follows:
Fear Street Part 1: 1994 – In the aftermath of a brutal tragedy in Shadyside, Ohio, 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.
Written by Janiak and Phil Graziadei, the first part stars Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Julia Rehwald, Fred Hechinger, Ashley Zukerman, Maya Hawke, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Jordana Spiro, and Jordyn Dinatale.
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.
Written by Janiak and Zak Olkewicz, the second part stars Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Ryan Simpkins, Mccabe Slye, Ted Sutherland, Jordana Spiro, Gillian Jacobs, Kiana Madeira, Benjamin Flores Jr., Ashley Zukerman, Olivia Scott Welch, Chiara Aurelia, and Jordyn Dinatale.
Fear Streat Part 3: 1666 – a colonial town is gripped by a hysterical witch-hunt that has deadly consequences for centuries to come, and it’s up to teenagers in 1994 to try and finally put an end to their town’s curse, before it’s too late.
Written by Janiak, Graziadei, and Kate Trefry, the final part stars Kiana Madeira, Ashley Zukerman, Gillian Jacobs, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Darrell Britt-Gibson, Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Mccabe Slye, Julia Rehwald, Fred Hechinger, Jordana Spiro, Elizabeth Scopel, and Randy Havens.
The Fear Street trilogy is directed and executive produced by Leigh Janiak from a screenplay adapted by Kyle Killen. Producers are Peter Chernin, David Ready, Jenno Topping, Doug Torres, and Jeffrey Harlacker with Kori Adelson, Timothy M, Bourne, Yvonne M. Bernard, Joan Waricha, and Jane Stine set as executive producers.
Check out the Fear Street trilogy trailer and new key art below!