‘Fear Street: Prom Queen’ Netflix Movie: Everything We Know So Far

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Picture: R. L. Stine

Rumors for a fourth Fear Street following the event release of three movies back in 2021 have been flying for what seems like years now. Finally, however, we’ve been getting bits and pieces of information about the fourth movie, which is currently beginning pre-production in Canada – we also know it’ll be adapting the 15th book from R.L Stine’s vast library. 

As a quick recap, Fear Street Parts One, Two, and Three were all released on Netflix over the summer of 2021, having previously been set up in development at 20th Century Fox.

What’s Fear Street: Prom Queen about?

More about the book – when it was published – where it fits into the sequence.

R.L Stine’s Fear Street: The Prom Queen was the fifteenth installment of the Fear Street novels and was published on March 1st, 1992, by Simon Pulse. It’s part of the huge array of books from the author who is also known for Goosebumps. To date, there are over 150 Fear Street books in total.

The story is centered around Lizzie McVay, a student at Shadyside High School and one of five Prom Queen nominees. When a bloody and brutal of one of the nominees leads to more killings, Lizzy realizes that the killer is targeting the Prom Queen candidates, and she could be next on the list.

Fear Street: Prom Queen is a stand-alone feature that likely won’t feature characters from the Fear Street trilogy released on Netflix in 2021. The Fear Street trilogy took inspiration for its adaptation from multiple Fear Street novels, whereas Prom Queen is set to adapt one novel. However, given the sheer volume of Fear Street novels, there is a chance further inspiration could be drawn from the other books to add more story and horror to the film.

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Picture: R. L. Stine

The Road to Fear Street: Prom Queen on Netflix

As mentioned above, the road to getting a fourth movie has been long.

Rumors of a fourth movie began floating as soon as the main trilogy had concluded and

Netflix still has a connection to the production company behind the movies, Chernin Entertainment, which works with Netflix under an overall deal.

Bloody Disgusting first reported in July 2022 that multiple movies were in deep development, with scooper Jeff Sneider at Above the Line backing that up months later, along with the news that Chloe Okuno was being eyed for the director’s role. Okuno is best known for Watcher, V/H/S/94, and Let the Right One In.

It’s unclear whether Okuno is currently attached to the movie.

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Director Chloe Okuno

The most recent update for a new Fear Street movie we got came in a wind-ranging interview with Collider’s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub who spoke to Netflix’s head of film, Scott Stuber, about a slew of projects in November 2023. When asked about Fear Street, Stuber confirmed the film was still moving forward and that it would be a standalone.

“There’s one stand-alone that we’re working on right now that we’re once again trying to get the script right, but I like it very much, and so does the team. So I feel like if we can get that script right there would be a great kind of extension of that franchise.”

Now, we’ve got word via the Canadian Director’s Guild that pre-production on the movie had begun as of January 2024. That means filming will be fully underway this Spring in Toronto, and hopefully, we’ll be hearing more about the movie’s cast, director, and behind-the-scenes talent imminently.

For more on Fear Street: Prom Queen, keep it locked here on What’s on Netflix.

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