We can all agree, life might seem frightening enough right now. And rightly so. But what could possibly be a better distractor than removing ourselves from our current tragedy to indulge in a scarier, alternate universe of terror? Streaming platforms – the current gatekeepers of the entertainment universe – as always, seem to identify our kryptonite before we even realise it ourselves. This time, it comes courtesy of a new Netflix horror trilogy, Fear Street; which is rumoured to be one of the platform's biggest drops this year.
The series, which will be dropping over three consecutive weeks, will each be set in a different era; beginning in the year of 1994. Fear Street will focus on a group of teenagers who discover that the series of recent unfortunate and harrowing events happening in their hometown; Shadyside, Ohio, could be all connected to a 300-year-old curse. We love a 'step back in time' moment.
If the terrifying trilogy is ringing a few nightmarish bells, it could be because it's actually based on the 1989 book series of the same name. Authored by R.L. Stine; the series was originally positioned as a teenage-oriented counterpart to the blockbuster and hugely influential Goosebumps series. So, you can rest assured knowing that this tale is coming from a seasoned horror professional.
As for the cast, Fear Street will see Kiana Madeira and Olivia Welch at the helm; portraying a queer couple from different time periods navigating a relationship amidst the chaos of evil spirits and forces. Fear Street will also get a special appearance from Netflix alumni, Maya Hawke and Sadie Sink of Stranger Things. Cue the series' teaser trailer which sees Hawke channel ultimate Scream energy. A brick phone, heavy breathing and a ghost-faced killer.
Fear Street will finally be coming to Netflix this July. But until we get an official release date, take a minute to escape from reality with this spooky trailer.