Netflix is trying something very different in July by adding three horror movies to the service a week after the other. While this may seem a little strange at first, the three movies are actually part of a three-part trilogy based on the popular R.L Stine classic Fear Street. It all sounds rather chilling and according to the teaser trailer, viewers are teleported across different eras as the three movies piece together one story spanning three hundred years.
The Fear Street trilogy will kick off on 2 July with a film called Fear Street 1994. The second movie, Fear Street 1978, launches a week after that on 9 July followed by Fear Street 1666 on 16 July.
We don’t know much about the trilogy’s plot at the moment other than it follows the R.L Stine books. The trailer spans each movie’s setting and goes from 1994 all the way to 1666 with various scenes showcasing each era. The series takes place in Shadyside across 300 years so, by the look of things, it will follow a series of events all tied to the past. The official Netflix description of Fear Street reads:
In 1994, a group of teenagers discovers that the terrifying events that have haunted their town for generations are all connected — and that they may be the next targets. Based on R.L. Stine’s best selling horror series, the trilogy follows the nightmare through Shadyside’s sinister history.
The R.L Stine Fear Street books released back in 1989 and acted as a teenage-focused replacement for the Goosebumps series. It was one of the most popular horror novels of the 80s and 90s and helped skyrocket R.L Stine’s success. If you have read the books, or perhaps you’re just a fan of R.L Stine then make sure you check the movies out in July.