Just three weeks ago, Netflix released a short teaser of their upcoming R.L. Stine adaptation Fear Street, and with only another 3 weeks until premiere, we just got a full (very violent) trailer!
Three Weeks of Horror
Whether you want to call this a trilogy or three part miniseries, Fear Street will air on Netflix on July 2, 9, and 16 with three different parts taking place in 1994, 1978, and 1666 respectively.
The last teaser hinted at how the same terror that plagues the town of Shadyside has existed for centuries, and the trailer features more snippets and scenes of how it connects. We also get to see Gillian Jacobs (Community, Come Play) and Sadie Sink (Stranger Things) in their roles, figuring out the mystery of the town.
R.L. Stine’s It?
Always known for more kid-friendly horror, this will be the first adaptation of R.L. Stine’s that gets an “R” rating, and based a few shots in the trailer, it’s going to be pretty bloody and gruesome.
But of course that’s not the main reason for the It comparison. The trailer features the main plotline that this town is cursed and said curse seems to act on a cycle of nearly 6000 days (or roughly 16 years), which does sound a bit similar to certain dancing clown named Pennywise who torments the town of Derry, Maine every 27 years.
The trailer even features phone call in which one character dramatically stats, “It’s happening again”, referring to the cycle continuing (and not unlike Mike Hanlon’s “it’s come back” line in It).
Basic premise aside, the three separate parts are set in completely different time periods, which should help each one stand on their own and have their own unique voice and style. The trailer itself ends on a creepy version of “I Will Survive” set to footage of young people fighting for their lives against some unknown killer!
Either way, Fear Street is sure to spice things up this summer and give horror fans something to look forward every Friday for 3 weeks.
Fear Street premieres on Netflix Friday, July 2, 2021