We Figured Out Which Fear Street Books Netflix’s Trilogy Is Based on So You Don’t Have To

We Figured Out Which Fear Street Books Netflix's Trilogy Is Based on So You Don't Have To

When the Fear Street movie trilogy was first announced by Netflix, I found myself wondering whether it would follow the lead of 2015’s Goosebumps film or if it would be an adaptation of a specific book. The premieres of Fear Street Part One: 1994 on July 2 and Fear Street Part Two: 1978 on July 9 confirmed that the Netflix trilogy was drawing inspiration from a variety of the Fear Street novels. “They’re not really based concretely in the book,” director Leigh Janiak told Den of Geek. “Mostly, I think I would endeavor to stay true to the spirit of the books, which was kind of subversive and edgy for teenage readers. There’s violence, there’s blood, there’s hints of sex . . . They’re really, really fun to read.”

Of course, I decided to cross-reference the entire Fear Street book series to see which titles served as inspiration for the films and discovered a lot more than I was expecting. Ahead, you can see which Fear Street books inspired Part One and Part Two. Check back next week to see which books inspired Fear Street Part Three: 1666.

Lydia Livingston

Lydia is the newest member of the Genesis Brand family and has fit into the culture seamlessly. After graduating college, three years ago, Lydia made the transition to west coast life after her early years in NYC. She's an avid tennis player, animal rights activist and aspiring vegan chef.

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