Fans of the gory horror are dying to see more of an acclaimed Netflix slasher franchise

The Camp Nightwing killer in Netflix's Fear Street

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It’s been over a year since Netflix released the horror film trilogy street of fear. Beginning July 2, 2021 with Fear Street Part One: 1994, Netflix would unveil sequels during a three-week event. Directed by Leigh Janiak and based on the novels of the same name by RL Stine, the street of fear The trilogy spans decades from 1994 – when Nelson Mandela became President of South Africa – to 1666, the era of the infamous witch trials. Both its inhabitants and their lifestyle are polar opposites in the neighboring towns of Sunnyvale and Shadyside; The former is known for being safe and extravagant, while the latter is penniless and dubbed the “murder capital” of the United States.

Primarily after Sadie Sinks Ziggy Berman, the street of fear The trilogy revolves around a group of teenagers living in Shadyside who discover their town is cursed. Because of the curse, Shadyside has been terrorized by inexplicable and brutal murders for centuries, hence its reputation. Overall, the trilogy received a lot of praise, although some entries were considered weaker than others. Many rankings and even a Reddit poll have shown that Fear Street Part Two: 1978 is the weakest of all, while the remaining slots for First part: 1994 and Third part: 1666 are much more interchangeable depending on personal preference. Even 15 months later street of fear it’s still being talked about like it’s fresh off the Netflix catalogue. But what does Reddit have to say?

There seemed to be a consensus on that street of fear was less of a hardcore slasher and more aimed at teens/young adults, but still was entertaining for all ages (a term used loosely). A Reddit comment further described their viewing experience, mentioning that they watched the trilogy in one sitting, followed by McGs The babysitterstarring Samara Weaving, who bears some formulaic and elemental similarities to street of fear. Perhaps the biggest highlight for First part: 1994 is its impeccable soundtrack, which borrows from ’90s legends like Nine Inch Nails, Iron Maiden and Radiohead, as well as clear homages to iconic slasher films of this century Scream (1996).

Another comment that showered praise on the trilogy highlighted this street of fear has captured the essence of the different generations, but the biggest downside is that – due to its intended demographic – the street of fear Trios of films are not inherently terrifying like most others in the genre. In fact, it behaves more like a comfort horror, which is a nicer way of saying “these movies aren’t scary”. Still, horror doesn’t always have to be scary, so it’s a refreshing change of pace for the faint-hearted or faint-hearted viewer.

There is no better way to describe our parting words street of fear as the comment below, which at least 30 Redditors agree with and certainly speaks for many horror fans who have indulged in the flicks.

All three street of fear Movies can be streamed on Netflix. Fans of the gory horror are dying to see more of an acclaimed Netflix slasher franchise

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