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19th May 2021

Netflix announces a trilogy of new horror movies arriving over three weeks this July

Rory Cashin

The first trailer has been released for the three connected movies, which are set in 1666, 1978, and 1994.

In what will be a first both for Netflix and maybe for the entire horror genre, there are three new scary movies arriving this summer, with each of them dropping on a three consecutive Fridays.

The Fear Street Trilogy will see three interconnected stories based on hit novels by R.L. Stein, but from the look of the trailer, these are pushing beyond the scare-level of Goosebumps that we usually associate Stein with.

The official plot synopsis is as follows:

“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.”

The movies’ director Leigh Janiak had the following to say about directing the trilogy:

“We filmed all three Fear Street movies over one crazy, bloody summer. It’s a dream that audiences now get to experience the story in the same way – back to back to back, with only a week of waiting in between. I can’t wait to welcome everyone into the world of Fear Street in 1994, 1978 and 1666!”

Fear Street Part One, set in 1994, will be released on Netflix on Friday, 2 July, with Part One set in 1978 released on Friday, 9 July, and the trilogy finale, set in 1666, released on Friday, 16 July.

Check out the first trailer for the movies right here:

Clip via Netflix

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