The 3 film adaptations for “Fear Street” are out on Netflix this weekend

The 3 film adaptations for "Fear Street" are out on Netflix this weekend
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Fear Street is a series of horror fiction novels written by R. L. Stine. The books take place in the fictionalized city of Shadyside and feature average teenagers, who encounter malignant, sometimes paranormal, adversaries.

On October 9, 2015, TheWrap reported a film based on the series was being developed by 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment. The studios were working on three different films following the same story but set in different moments in the history of the Shadyside site.

Fear Street Part 1: 1994 (2021) is set in 1994, where a group of teenagers finds out that the terrifying events that have occurred in their town of Shadyside, may be connected to each other, and that they may be the next targets. Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021), is set in 1978, the 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. And, finally, in Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021), set in 1666, a colony is gripped by a hysterical witch-hunt that has deadly consequences for centuries to come. Meanwhile, the teenagers in 1994 and 1978 try to finally put an end to the town’s curse, before it is too late.

The film adaptations are directed by Leigh Janiak, whose debut feature film the fantasy and horror Honeymoon (2014) achieved several nominations in a bunch of film festivals. She has been one of the writers of the screenplays of the movies together with Kyle Killen and Phil Graziadei.

The three films are starring Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Julia Rehwald, Fred Hechinger, Ashley Zukerman, Maya Hawke, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Jordana Spiro, Jordyn DiNatale, Jeremy Ford, David W. Thompson, Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Ryan Simpkins, McCabe Slye, Ted Sutherland, Gillian Jacobs, Chiara Aurelia, Drew Scheid, Marcelle LeBlanc, Fred Hechinger, Mark Ashworth, and Randy Havens.

The films are Rated R for strong violence and gore, language, some sexuality, and brief drug use. While the trilogy had finished filming in September 2019, the series was placed in a questionable status with the early termination of the Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox production deal. On August 11, 2020, it was reported that Netflix had acquired the trilogy. The movies are to be released over three weeks starting with part one on July 2, part two on July 9, and ending with part three on July 16. Watch here the trailer for the Fear Street trilogy.

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