Ever since the magical summer of 2021 where every horror fan on the planet was going wild over Fear Street, fans have been clamoring for more. It looked like Netflix wasn’t listening, but now according to Collider and an interview with Scott Stuber, Head of Netflix Film, they’re in the process of making another entry. Here’s what Stuber had to say.

“Obviously, there’s a lot of books. There’s one stand-alone that we’re working on right now that we’re once again trying to get the script right, but I like it very much, and so does the team. So I feel like if we can get that script right there would be a great kind of extension of that franchise.”

In addition, Stuber said that Netflix is looking to break more into the horror genre and create its own icons like Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, and Chucky.

“I think there are two complexities to it; one, it’s an event right now in theaters, right? It’s a communal event that really is working theatrically, and so for us to be able to get the right stories, I think it’s imperative, and to be a little more aggressive in that space. If you look at its history, which I love horror, I’d like us to find our own Freddy Krueger, our own Jason, our own kind of iconic horror character, and we haven’t really honed in on that yet. So the team is working hard on that because I think there’s a real opportunity there. You know, you’ve got so many great characters.

What Exactly Is Fear Street?

The first three Fear Street movies debuted on Netflix in the Summer of 2021. Leigh Janiak directed all three installments. It started with Fear Street Part One: 1994, then Fear Street Part Two: 1978, and ended with Fear Street Part Three: 1666. All three followed kids from Shadyside, a town cursed with bad luck. The three installments captured horror fans attention.

Those three entries were a good start for Netflix in the horror genre, but recently they’ve been a bit lacking. It also doesn’t help that they’ve locked them away behind their service and haven’t released the movies on physical disc.

There are plenty of Fear Street books to take inspiration from, R.L. Stine continues the series to this day.

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Source: Collider

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