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Netflix Is Releasing A Trilogy Of R.L. Stine Horror Films This Summer

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Netflix Is Releasing A Trilogy Of R.L. Stine Horror Films This Summer

Netflix is releasing a full trilogy of film adaptations of Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine's work, but with a bit of a twist. You can check out the trailer for the movies here:

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The trilogy promises to transport all of the creepy and ghoulish charm of Stine's groundbreaking young adult novels into R-rated standalone films.

OK, so if you're expecting haunted schools, creepy clowns, and that sort of thing - like in the Goosebumps series - you might be disappointed.

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However, if you like slasher horror movies such as Scream you might just want to keep your ears pinned back.

Set to touch down on the world's most popular streaming platform across three consecutive weeks of July, there will be three titles in the Fear Street trilogy, spread across three years.

Part one will focus on 1994, part two 1978, and part three goes all the way back to 1666.

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Credit: Netflix
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The official synopsis for Fear Street Part 1: 1994 states: "In 1994, a group of teenagers discovers that the terrifying events that have haunted their town for generations may all be connected - and that they may be the next targets.

"Based on R.L. Stine's best-selling horror series, the trilogy follows the nightmare through Shadyside's sinister history."

As for part two, that takes place in a classic Stine setting - the summer camp.

The synopsis reads: "Shadyside, 1978. School's out for summer and the activities at Camp Nightwing are about to begin. But when another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill, the fun in the sun becomes a gruesome fight for survival."

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Then in part three, we travel all the way back to the 17th century to discover how the curse began in the first place.

Exciting, right?

The whole thing has been directed by Leigh Janiak, who said: "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 the rest - it's peak '90s horror and, I think, one of the most brilliant movies ever made, period.

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"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"

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Credit: Netflix

Stine himself said: "The thing that ties Fear Street to people all over the world is that we all have the same fears.

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"It doesn't matter what country you're in, everyone is afraid of the dark, or afraid somebody's lurking in the closet, or afraid of being in some strange new place they've never been before. We all have the same fears."

Part one will be available on Netflix on 2 July, with part two coming on 9 July and three on 16 July.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Books, TV and Film, US Entertainment, Netflix

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