Netflix Geeked’s first-ever Geeked Week is a virtual fan-facing event revealing first looks and celebrating all things genre entertainment at the streaming service.
You might want to have your flashlight nearby before you press play on this trailer for the upcoming Fear Street trilogy, based on R.L. Stine’s terrifying classics.
“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,” said Leigh Janiak, director of the Fear Street trilogy. “For 1994, Scream stood above all rest — it’s peak ’90s horror and, I think, one of the most brilliant movies ever made, period. 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.”
“The thing that ties Fear Street to people all over the world is that we all have the same fears. 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,” said R.L. Stine.
Fear Street Part 1: 1994 will release globally on Netflix on July 2, 2021 and will be followed by Fear Street Part 2: 1978 on July 9 and Fear Street Part 3: 1666 on July 16.
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL
See a bewitching sneak peek for The School for Good and Evil, an adaptation of the best-selling series of young adult fantasy novels by Somain Chainani. The film follows a group of girls and boys who are taken to an institution and trained to become fairy tale-like heroes and villains.
The all-star cast and director of Gunpowder Milkshake introduced an exclusive clip from the forthcoming action film about three generations of hit-women who join forces to conquer a powerful crime syndicate.
A lot is happening in the Upside Down! In addition to unveiling several new cast members for Season 4 — announced by none other than creators and showrunners the Duffer Brothers — get a first taste of the series’ full-cast fiction podcast and companion YA novel based on Season 3 breakout character Robin Buckley (Maya Hawke).
Amybeth McNulty aka Vickie: a cool, fast talking band nerd who catches the eye of one of our beloved heroes.
Myles Truitt aka Patrick: a Hawkins basketball star who has friends, talent, and a good life…until shocking events send his life spiraling out of control.
Regina Ting Chen aka Ms. Kelly: a popular guidance counselor who cares deeply for her students — especially those struggling the most.
Grace Van Dien aka Chrissy: Hawkins’ High lead cheerleader and the most popular girl in school. But beneath the seemingly perfect surface lies a dark secret.