It seems that NETLFIX has struck gold with its recent entry into horror trilogies with their FEAR STREET movie adaptions that are based on the work of legendary horror writer R.L. Stine and have won critical and fan acclaim.
Now it seems that the director of all three films – Leigh Janiak is hoping to bring more to fans through the streaming service and considering Stine has written over 100 books, then there is plenty of source material out there.
Here is what Janiak said about the possibility of further films while speaking to the guys over on IndieWire.
One of the exciting things about Fear Street is the fact that the universe is big and allows for a lot of space. One of the things that I talked about before I was hired was that we have a potential here to create a horror Marvel [Cinematic Universe], where you can have slasher killers from lots of different eras. You have the canon of our main mythology that’s built around the fact that the devil lives in Shadyside, so there’s also room for everything else. … I think that my hope is that audiences like it enough that we can start building out [more], we can think about what another trilogy would be, what stand-alones would be, what TV would be. I don’t even think about it like TV or movies exactly anymore. That’s the great thing about Netflix and about what Fear Street is, which is kind of a hybrid new thing. I’m excited about the possibility of what else can happen.”
Janiak also has cool setting idea that she would like to do next having spent time in 1994, 1978 and 1666.
I really started getting excited about a ’50s slasher movie, which I haven’t really seen and what that means. It’s just cool to think about the different eras and what’s possible as a horror fan.”
A 50’s setting slasher? Netflix would be mad to not even consider the potential!