Fear Street director Leigh Janiak hopes franchise becomes the MCU of horror

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

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Based on R.L. Stine's best-selling horror series, Netflix's Fear Street trilogy followed Shadyside's sinister history through a nightmare 300 years in the making. With Fear Street Part 3: 1666 recently debuting on the streaming service and bringing the story of Sarah Fier full circle, fans are wondering what's next. While speaking with IndieWire, Fear Street director Leigh Janiak revealed that she hopes the franchise becomes the Marvel Cinematic Universe of Horror.

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 wasn't entirely sure what to expect from the Fear Street trilogy, but each film wound up surprising me in different way, so if there's an opportunity to see more from this universe, I would absolutely welcome it. As for Janiak, one thing she'd love to see is a "'50s slasher movie, which I haven't really seen… It's just cool to think about the different eras and what's possible as a horror fan." What about you? Would you like to see Fear Street continue? If so, what types of stories would you like to see?

Fear Street Part 1:1994, Fear Street Part 2: 1978, and Fear Street 3: 1666 are now streaming on Netflix, and you can check out reviews from our own Chris Bumbray and JimmyO. And speaking of JimmyO, he also sat down with director Leigh Janiak to discuss all things Fear Street, and you can check that interview out below.

Source: IndieWire

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