Why would you want to head for a road called “Fear Street”? That’s the question that lingers with every frame of the trailer for Netflix’s upcoming horror trilogy. It just doesn’t make sense. Why would the city even call it that? Why not get right to the point and call it “Stabbing Blvd” or “Don’t Go In There Avenue?” Nonetheless, the street name counts very little in the events of the trailer, which looks very familiar from the jump.
Retro tech, neon-lit mall, and nerds coming together to fight the forces of evil give Netflix Part 1 trailer Fear street a distinctly Strange things atmosphere. Although the streamer gets things done for a decade with a White Zombie needle drop (which is actually an anachronism because this song came out in 1995, so where’s my Netflix money). Fear street puts us in the mid-1990s—1994, to be exact. Based on the bestselling book series by Goose bumps author RL Stine, Fear street is a slasher ghost story told by Netflix in three parts: 1994, 1978 and 1666 (these ghosts get lazy between the years ’66 and ’78).
Here is the synopsis of the first part:
A circle of teenage friends accidentally meet the former evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued their city for more than 300 years. Welcome to Shadyside.
the Fear street The trilogy will air for three consecutive weeks in July. The Street of Fear, Part 1: 1994 debuts July 2; Part two: 1978, July 9th ; and Part Three: 1666, July 16. We can only assume that Second part and Three won’t look like other Netflix series, unless, of course, they look like Halston and, uh, Bridgerton (look, there aren’t a lot of vintage Netflix shows set in the 1600s).