The films are heavily inspired by R.L. Stine‘s horror books, aimed at finding a newfound adult audience from the novels’ young adult target market. The film is the first film of a three-part release and follows a serial killer that is possessed by an ancient witch haunting from a fictional city, Shadyside. Set in 1994, the film sees a group of teenagers find their way throughout their town while encountering a series of terrifying events that have haunted Shadyside for generations. The group makes the realization that the events over the years may be connected and that they might just be the next targets.
The Fear Street project is set to be rolled out over the course of three weeks with each film set in its own time period. The second film is set in 1978 while the third will take audiences back a couple of centuries to 1666.
Watch Netflix’s official trailer of its R.L. Stine horror adaptation, Fear Street Part One: 1994 above.
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