Netflix has unveiled the trailer for their highly anticipated second chapter in their Fear Street horror trilogy, adapted from the R.L. Stine books of the same name.
Fear Street Part 1: 1994 told of a group of teens in the cursed town of Shadyside who took on a malevolent force that has plagued their home for decades. Part 2: 1978 now goes back in time to an earlier decade where the joys of summer camp turn into nightmares when a murderer stalks the grounds. The second film, though set in the late ’70s, actaully harkens back to the days of 1980s slasher films set at camps such as Friday the 13th and Sleepaway Camp, and judging by this trailer, those vibes are there in spades.
Check out the trailer for Fear Street Part 2: 1978 below:
After showing up in Part One: 1994, Kiana Madeira, Jordyn DiNatale, Jordana Spiro will be back for Fear Street Part Two: 1978. The cast of the second film also includes Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, McCabe Slye, Ryan Simpkins, Ted Sutherland, Chiara Aurelia, and Community‘s Gillian Jacobs. The cast for Fear Street Part Three: 1966 includes Ashley Zukerman, Olivia Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Darrell Britt-Gibson, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, and Brandon Spink.
Caleb Heymann is the cinematographer for the trilogy. He’s lensed such relatives to Fear Street as The Mortuary Collection and working as one of the cinematographers on Stranger Things. He continues to bring his understanding of period details, lighting, and lensing to the vastly different settings of the Fear Street Trilogy.
All three entries of Fear Street come from Leigh Janiak, director of the excellent indie horror film Honeymoon. “The way that the actors and I worked in that movie was different than in the ’90s,” Fear Street director Leigh Janiak previously told EW of Part 2:
“They live in a slightly more stylized world, they fit more traditional archetypes versus the ’90s characters. We’ve done slasher movies in various ways, and I was interested in how we could reinvent the genre a little bit. Part of that came from this opportunity to tell a different kind of story that had a bigger narrative, connected over all three, that you need to watch in a short amount of time to get the full experience. It’s not a traditional sequel model.”
The trilogy’s screenwriters include Phil Graziadei & Leigh Janiak (Part 1: 1994); Zak Olkewicz and Leigh Janiak (Part 2: 1978); Phil Graziadei, Leigh Janiak and Kate Trefry (Part 3: 1666). The film also features original scores by Marco Beltrami along with three co-composers for each film: Marcus Trumpp (Part 1: 1994); Brandon Roberts (Part 2: 1978); & Anna Drubich (Part 3: 1666).
Check out the solo poster for Fear Street Part 2: 1978 below as well:
- Fear Street Part 1: 1994 – July 2, 2021.
- Fear Street Part 2: 1978 – July 9, 2021.
- Fear Street Part 3: 1666 – July 16, 2021.
All three films are headed right to Netflix, creating a trilogy of feature films all released in one month, a first for the streaming giant.