Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy marks something of a first when it hits our screens this week, both for the streaming service and the horror genre. The three full length movies are released on consecutive weeks, starting this Friday, 2 July, so audiences will have to wait a week in between each of the stories set in 1994, 1978 and 1666. We sat down with the show’s director and stars to find out how they created the very distinct and frightening worlds of R L Stine’s best sellers.
In 1994, a group of teenagers find themselves involved in terrifying events, only to discover they’re the latest in a curse which has haunted their downtrodden town, Shadyside, for centuries. When they also find they could be the next targets, they delve into the town’s nightmare history to put a stop to years of terror and brutal murders.
We spoke to the show’s director and writer, Leigh Janek, about re-creating her teenage years in the first film. Stars Gillian Jacobs, Ashley Zuckerman and Darrell Britt-Gibson talked about being horror fans (or not!), the characters they play and what the final film, set in 1666, could hold. And, yes, Gillian is definitely up for being in a Community movie!
You can watch the interviews below:
Fear Street Part 1: 1994 is released globally on Netflix on 2 July. Part 2, set in 1978, arrives on 9 July and the trilogy concludes on 16 July with Part 3, which goes back to 1666.