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01st May 2024

Netflix is making a sequel to one of its most beloved movies

Stephen Porzio

The streaming service has released a teaser clip for the much-anticipated film.

Netflix has confirmed that production has begun on Fear Street: Prom Queen, the much-anticipated sequel to the streaming service’s beloved Fear Street horror trilogy of movies.

Comprising of films with the subtitles 1994, 1978 and 1666, the first three Fear Street entries were noteworthy for landing over consecutive weeks in 2021 on the streaming service.

Based on the book series of the same name by R.L. Stine (Goosebumps), the trilogy traveled further and further back in time as it went to unravel the bloody history behind the town of Shadyside, where the films are set.

With the initial three movies all receiving rave reviews, Netflix has now said that Fear Street: Prom Queen will pick up the story again in 1988 “at a high school dance the town will never forget”.

“Welcome back to Shadyside. In this next installment of the blood-soaked Fear Street franchise, prom season at Shadyside High is underway and the school’s wolfpack of It Girls is busy with its usual sweet and vicious campaigns for the crown,” the plot synopsis reads.

“But when a gutsy outsider is unexpectedly nominated to the court, and the other girls start mysteriously disappearing, the class of ’88 is suddenly in for one hell of a prom night.”

Fear Street: Prom Queen will be directed by Matt Palmer (Netflix’s brilliant 2018 thriller Calibre) and will feature an ensemble cast.

This will include Ariana Greenblatt (65, Barbie), Chris Klein (American Pie, Election), Katherine Waterston (Alien: Covenant, Inherent Vice), India Fowler (The Nevers, Safe), Lili Taylor (The Conjuring, Dogfight) and Suzanna Son (Red Rocket, The Idol).

Also noteworthy about the sequel is that it will be the first Fear Street film to be drawn from a specific R.L. Stine novel – 1992’s The Prom Queen.

Netflix has not revealed a release date, but given the follow-up is only starting production now, you can expect it will drop on the platform in 2025.

You can check out a very ’80s sneak peek clip from the set of Fear Street: Prom Queen right here:

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