By the release of Fear Street Part 1: 1994 on Friday, Netflix has published the trailer for Fear Street Part 2: 1978, the second installment of the Fear Street trilogy based on R.L. Stine’s teen horror books. “School is out for the summer, and the festivities at Camp Nightwing are ready to begin,” says the middle chapter. But when another Leigh Janiak directed the picture and co-wrote Zak Olkewikz, based on an original concept they developed with Phil Graziadei, it was a different tale altogether. Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, McCabe Slye, and Gillian Jacobs feature in Fear Street Part 2: 1978. The trilogy will be released weekly on Netflix for the first three weeks of July. Fear Street Part 1: 1994 garnered mainly favorable reviews from critics. watch the trailer below
According to the Fear Street trilogy’s description, “In 1994, a group of teens discovers that the terrible occurrences that have plagued their town for decades are linked — and that they may be the next victims. Fear Street is based on R.L. Stine’s best-selling horror series and chronicles Shadyside’s evil past over the course of 300 years.” A trailer for the full trilogy was already published by Netflix.
Janiak talked about how important it was to try for an R-rated look with the films. “They were always R-rated for me.” Janiak stated, “That was always part of my idea of what movies should be.” “I think it’s important that slasher films are very violent and crazy with blood and gore and everything else.” Also, purely philosophically, I wanted the movie experience to be both entertaining and frightening, but I also wanted the moments of violence to be genuine and distressing, reminding the viewer that there is a real evil at work in Shadyside.
Fear Street Part 2: 1978 will stream on Netflix from (9, July)