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FEAR STREET Director Reveals the Killer Scary Horror Movies That Inspired Her Netflix Trilogy

Fear Street director Leigh Janiak reveals which films inspired her upcoming Netflix trilogy based on the cult classic books by R.L. Stine.

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Netflix’s and Goosebumps author R.L. Stine’s R-rated Fear Street trilogy hits this July. Yesterday, we got the killer trailer. And today director Leigh Janiak reveals which films inspired her trilogy.

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Check them out below!

Janiak shared in a statement: “As a filmmaker making Fear Street, but also just as a movie lover, I was so excited to pay homage to some of the great eras of horror movies. For 1994, Scream stood above all rest — its peak ’90s horror and, I think, one of the most brilliant movies ever made, period. Then for 1978, I got to look at the heyday of slasher films — Friday the 13th, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street. For 1666…I found the best inspiration for me lay in the beautiful world made rotten of Terence Malick’s The New World.”

The three movies’ new titles and rundowns are below.

Fear Street 1994: It begins after a brutal tragedy in Shadyside, Ohio. A group of teens discovers that a series of horrifying events that have plagued their town over many years might not be random and that they may be the next victims.

Fear Street 1978Camp Nightwing is divided by the campers and counselors who hail from the prosperous town of Sunnyvale and the campers and maintenance staffers from the downtrodden town of Shadyside. But then horrors from their town’s shared history come alive. Now they must band together to solve a terrifying mystery before it’s too late.

Fear Street 1666: A hysterical witch-hunt grips a colonial town. One that has deadly consequences for centuries to come. And it’s up to teenagers in 1994 to try and put an end to their town’s curse, before it’s too late.

Gillian Jacobs stars with Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, and Jeremy Ford.

Part 1: 1994 will start streaming July 2, Part 2: 1978 on July 9, Part 3: 1666 on July 16.

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