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Netflix Picks Up Film Trilogy Based on R.L. Stine’s Fear Street

August 12, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Fear Street

Netflix is set to shed light on the upcoming film trilogy based on R.L. Stine’s Fear Street books. Deadline reports that the streamer has closed a deal to acquire the films from director Leigh Janiak. They were originally set to be released through 20th Century Fox with theatrical releases planned, but once the studio was acquired by Disney the release schedule got too cluttered and Chernin Entertainment were allowed to shop the films elsewhere.

Production on the movies has already wrapped, and the plan is to release them in successive months in the summer of 2021 which Netflix will market as “The Summer of Fear”.

Stine’s Fear Street books began publication in 1989. Published as teen horror novels, there have been over 50 in the main series and several spin-offs. The movies were co-written by Janiak and featured a writer’s room that included Phil Graziadei, Zak Olkewicz, Roberto Patino, and Kate Trefry. The films will star Gillian Jacobs, Sadie Sink, Ryan Simpkins, Emily Rudd, McCabe Slye, Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, and Jeremy Ford and have the following synopses:

First Film: “In 1994, in the aftermath of a brutal tragedy in Shadyside, Ohio, a group of teens discovers that a series of horrifying events that have plagued their town over many years might not be random and that they may be the next victims.”

Second Film: “In 1978, Camp Nightwing is divided by the campers and counselors who hail from the of prosperous town of Sunnyvale and the campers and maintenance staffers from the downtrodden town of Shadyside, but when horrors from their towns shared history come alive, they must band together to solve a terrifying mystery before it’s too late.”

Third Film: “In 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.”

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