Why Are People Comparing Netflix’s New Slasher Trilogy to ‘Stranger Things’? ‘Fear Street’: Why Are People Comparing Netflix’s New Slasher Trilogy to ‘Stranger Things’?


The Fear Street trilogy from Netflix follows a group of teenagers who are plagued by a deadly curse, bringing the slasher genre into the young adult content category. Given that both series are aimed at a similar demographic, it’s easy to see how some viewers might mistakenly compare Fear Street to Stranger Things . Despite the fact that the events of the slasher film are a little darker than what occurs in Hawkins, Indiana. The Netflix projects have a nostalgic tone in common, but that’s not all they have in common. Since the release of Fear Street Part 1: 1994 on the streamer, fans have begun pointing out all of the similarities between the two series. There’s a lot of it, from talent crossovers to release dates for each project.

(L-R): Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Sadie Sink, Charlie Heaton, and Natalia Dyer in ‘Stranger Things 3’; Olivia Scott Welch and Kiana Madeira in ‘Fear Street Part 1: 1994’ | Netflix
‘Fear Street Part 1: Fear Street Part 1: 1994 (), the first installment in the new Netflix trilogy, debuted just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. Stranger Things

fans will recall that the third season of the show debuted on Netflix just in time for the Fourth of July holiday. Unlike the previous two seasons, which both premiered around Halloween, Stranger Things Season 3 was set in the summertime. Both of these projects will most likely be associated with the summer season in the future, if only because of when they were released.

Maya Hawke and Sadie Sink appear in both Netflix projects

(L-R): Maya Hawke screaming in'Fear Street Part 1' and Sadie Sink looking concerned in'Fear Street Part 2'

(L-R): Maya Hawke in ‘Fear Street Part 1: 1994’ and Sadie Sink in ‘Fear Street Part 2: 1978’ | Netflix

RELATED: ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Will Be ‘ Maya Hawke, who plays Robin Buckley in Stranger Things , is seen running away from a killer in the first episode. (She’s also fleeing in a mall that looks eerily similar to the one where the Stranger Things gang is trapped at the end of season 3.)

Although Hawke only appears in the first scene of Fear Street Part 1: 1994 , Stranger Things star Sadie Sink has a leading role in the sequel. Sink, who played Max in the first and second seasons of the show, will play Ziggy Berman in the film Fear Street Part 2: 1978 . Sink even told Collider that her stunt work on Netflix’s Fear Street has helped her prepare for Season 4 of Stranger Things . Sink explained, “One thing I did take with me from Fear Street is just my experience with stunts now.” “I believe I have a lot more experience, which has aided me along the way.” ‘Fear Street’ director Leigh Janiak is married to one of the Duffer Brothers

'Stranger Things' creators Matt and Ross Duffer stand in suits in front of a Netflix wall

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer | Matt Winkelmeyer/FilmMagic

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Great minds think аlike, аnd they sometimes even mаrry. Leigh Jаniаk, the director of Feаr Street , is mаrried to Ross Duffer, one of the creаtors of Netflix’s Strаnger Things. Their projects hаve spаrked some “heаlthy competition” between the two, аccording to Jаniаk, pаrtly becаuse they hаve so much in common. “Whаt do you meаn you’re putting а mаll in your seаson?”

“There’s the heаlthy competition of, ‘Whаt do you meаn you’re putting а mаll in your seаson?’ I hаve а shopping mаll! ‘It’s the sаme аs sаying, ‘Well, we don’t own mаlls.’ Jаniаk stаted, “Mаlls аre everywhere.” “There аre those little quips, but it’s аlwаys nice to hаve the support of someone who does whаt we do.” So, I’d sаy it’s just heаlthy competition. ”

It remаins to be seen whether the couple’s future releаses will hаve more in common. While fаns will hаve to wаit а while for Seаson 4 of Strаnger Things to premiere on Netflix, the Feаr Street sequels will premiere lаter this month. 006






Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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