The Fear Street trilogy has proven to be a phenomenal success for Netflix. Subscribers of all ages have loved the horror movie series, which is halfway between a TV show and a movie franchise, with the first two installments drawing in both huge audiences and a lot of social media attention over the past couple of weeks. The third is about to drop in time for this weekend, and this trailer promises a grand finale to the saga of Shadyside. Check out the Fear Street Part 3: 1666 promo via the player above.
“We can end the curse,” says Kiana Madeira’s Deena in this trailer, and to do that she must flashback 300 years into the past and discover the truth behind a witch hunt that started the evil plaguing Shadyside in the present. Or, as the official synopsis puts it, “The origins of Sarah Fier’s curse are finally revealed as history comes full circle on a night that changes the lives of Shadysiders forever.” Gillian Jacobs, Sadie Sink, Benjamin Flores Jr. and Ashley Zukerman are also in the cast.
A big part of what has made Fear Street so much fun, particularly for horror fans, is how each chapter sports such a unique feel, with the different movies pulling from a range of influences. Part 1: 1994 was Scream-inspired, while Part 2: 1978 tipped its hat to Friday the 13th. This time around, we’re in The Witch territory. Director Leigh Janiak and his team have done a commendable job of transforming R.L. Stine’s teen book trilogy into something with a lot more oomph.
Given the success of Fear Street, it seems a safe bet to assume Netflix will get working on some similar productions ASAP, maybe even more Stine adaptations. For the moment, don’t miss Fear Street Part 3: 1666 when it debuts on the streamer this Friday, July 16th. And if you haven’t caught up yet, catch the first two films on Netflix now.