The movie series isn’t an anthology, so viewers can’t hop into the trilogy wherever they want. At least, not if you want to understand what’s happening. below is the order of the movies to be watched for the viewer to fully understand the story.
Fear Street Part 1: Set in 1994, the movie series opens in a less than idyllic Shadyside where yet another mass murder has occurred. It’s another day ending in y for the residents, but for a small group of teens, their night is about to be turned upside down. It all starts with the volatile rivalry between Shadyside and Sunnyvale, a disturbed grave, and the sudden rise of past Shadyside killers.
Fear Street Part 2: There’s never been a problem at Camp Nightwing, outside of the usual dust-ups between campers, until 1978 when a murder spree drenches the ground in blood. With a murderer on the loose, two girls are put in the position of stopping the witch before it’s too late. Unfortunately, not everyone survives the night.
Fear Street Part 3: Finally, the truth about what happened to Sarah Fier is revealed, but in order to see her story, we’ll have to be yanked back centuries. The year is 1666 and the consequences of messing with the witch will reverberate for longer than the villagers will ever live to know, that is if they escape her wrath.
When most of us outgrew R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books of the ’90s, we graduated to the Fear Street novels from the same author. They have always been more mature and just a tad scarier than the other R.L. Stine books, and they definitely scared kids into keeping their bedside lamps on all night. But how do they factor into the Netflix movie trilogy?
‘Fear Street’ books?
According to Amazon, there are 17 books in the original Fear Street series. The first was published back in 1996, and more have been churned out over the years, with the series never quite dying out.
And R.L. Stine doesn’t seem intent on letting go of this series any time soon. In 2020, Fear Street: The Beginning was published, and it undoubtedly breathed new life into the book series.
Which ‘Fear Street’ books are the movies based on?
Although there are more than a dozen Fear Street books out there, the movies on Netflix are only loosely based on some of the books that came long before the film franchise. The book Fear Street Cheerleaders: The First Evil has hints of the first Fear Street movie in it, from the possessed cheerleader Sam to the bus accident.