Coming over three weeks this July to Netflix is the trilogy of Fear Street movies — make sure you watch them backwards!
We don’t mean for you to record and play backwards (unlike owners of certain vinyl albums were won’t to do in the ’70s and ’80s), but Netflix is releasing the films in reverse order of date. We’ll spell it out.
There’s a teaser trailer, and the usual brief synopsis:
Three Movies. Three Weeks. One Killer Story.
Netflix then goes on to give us a little more:
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 the nightmare through Shadyside’s sinister history…
We then get release dates:
Part One: 1994 – July 2
Part Two: 1978 – July 9
Part Three: 1666 – July 16
It’s definitely an interesting way to tell a story.
Who is RL Stine
He’s been (we read) described as the Stephen King of children’s literature, selling 100s of horror novels in their 100s of millions. His series include Goosebumps, Fear Street and Cheerleaders. The Fear Street range comprises around 80 titles across several connected series, so plenty of scope here for more films.
Who’s in the films?
The extensive cast includes Maya Hawke and Sadie Sink (both from Stranger Things), Gillian Jacobs (Girls, Community) and Jordana Spiro (Ozark). There’s a teaser trailer (we expect a full trailer in June) and you’ve plenty of time to read a few dozen of the books before July. Welcome to Shadyside!