In the latest episode of Rewind of the Living Dead, we review all three films in the “Fear Street” trilogy from Netflix…
R.L. Stine — an author nicknamed “the Stephen King of children’s literature” — penned a series of over 100 books in his “Fear Street” catalog and much like his beloved “Goosebumps” series, there were plenty of attempts to eventually adapt his stories into a film or television show.
In 1997, Hollywood Pictures retained the rights to the “Fear Street” franchise with the intention of making a series of “Scream” like movies after the success of those films from director Wes Craven.
The project lingered in development hell until 2015 when 20th Century Fox got a hold of the rights and started to work on a new film based on the original books. That eventually transformed into a trilogy of films with Leigh Janiak taking over as director with plans to shoot the movies back-to-back and then release them into theaters over the course of three months.
Finally in 2020, the production company behind the new films cut ties with Fox after they were sold to Disney and a new deal was struck at Netflix.
The final result was a series of three films set in three different time periods — 1994, 1978 and 1666 — about a cursed town called Shadyside that had become the Killer Capital of the World.
In the latest episode of Rewind of the Living Dead, we’re going to crank up some nostalgic music and wait for the killers to arrive as we review the “Fear Street” trilogy from Netflix…
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