Rev Up the Engines

The Breakdown of the Fear Street Trilogy


My brother was a big fan of the R.L. Stine Goosebumps series, but by the point those books became popular, I had already started gobbling up Stephen King novels. If the series was around when I was a bit younger, then I'm sure I'd have loved them, and it would have had a major impact on my childhood. 

I must confess I am not well-versed in the different works of this beloved author, and I know very little about the Fear Street series of YA books. I know they were popular and that they also now have an R-rated movie trilogy based on them.

What is interesting about this new movie series is that they were released one week apart from each other on Netflix, which along with the trilogy spanning mystery made it feel like one long movie broken into three distinct chapters. Besides the release strategy, there are many other things that make this stand-out amongst other horror slashers. It is a homage but also a movie that reimagines the subgenre and tries to explore some complex themes.

Scott and I dig deep into all three movies on this week's episode. As always, we had a great time analyzing and reviewing these three movies. and we really hope you love the episode. If you do, then please help us out by spreading the word to other movie fans.

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