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What R.L. Stine Books Is the Fear Street Trilogy Based On?

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

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What R.L. Stine Books Is the Fear Street Trilogy Based On?
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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 1: 1994 on July 2, Fear Street Part 2: 1978 on July 9, and Fear Street Part 3: 1666 on July 16 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 the entire trilogy.

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