Prepare to projectile launch your microwaved popcorn across the living room because Netflix is sending an entire ’80s-inspired slasher film trilogy straight to your TV screen. Just in time for a summer horror movie marathon, the streaming platform recently announced a three-part movie series adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street saga. Unlike the Goosebumps books we grew up reading under the covers, the chilling films will be rated R, which means there’s no limit to the spook-factor, and the trailer alone is already giving us the chills.
Promising “scares and screams,” the trilogy was filmed over one summer but takes viewers on a trip through time with Fear Street Part 1: 1994, Fear Street Part 2: 1978, and Fear Street Part 3: 1666. All three films will feature the same seven or eight recurring cast members, including Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Gillian Jacobs, Emily Rudd, McCabe Slye, Ashley Zukerman, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Jeremy Ford, Jordana Spiro, Jordyn DiNatale, and more. Each film will also include special guest appearances from stars like Stranger Things‘s Maya Hawke and Sadie Sink.
Similar to Stranger Things, the books — originally published from 1989 to the present day — take a look at the fictional town of Shadyside, OH, where a group of teenagers attempt to solve a series of murder mysteries connected to the dark paranormal entitities lingering in their small town. But if you haven’t read the books, know that the deaths are plentiful and grusesome on Fear Street, so expect more blood and gore than the Demogorgon could ever dream of. “Fear Street fans are in for a treat — and some major surprises,” R.L. Stine said in a press release. “Readers know that the book series is rated PG. But the movies are rated R. That means a lot more thrills — and a lot more terror! . . . What fun to see the horrors of Shadyside come to life!” Check out the Fear Street trilogy on Netflix this July.