Prom Queen Reveals Ensemble Cast & Director


Summary

  • Fear Street: Prom Queen
    is a standalone movie based on R.L. Stine’s book, ‘
    The Prom Queen
    ,’ and now boasts an impressive ensemble cast.
  • Directed by Matt Palmer, the film will closely follow the story of Lizzie McVay at Shadyside High School during prom season.
  • Unlike the
    Fear Street Trilogy
    , which featured elements from various Stine novels,
    Prom Queen’s
    self-contained story won’t be stretched into another series.



Back in November 2023, it was confirmed by then-chairman of Netflix Films, Scott Stuber (who has since moved on from the company), that a new Fear Street movie was in development based on the works of R.L. Stine. Two months later, it was revealed by Stine himself that the movie would be an adaptation of his novel, ‘The Prom Queen.’ Just a couple of months following that announcement, it’s now been disclosed who will not only star in the new film, but who will direct it as well.

Fear Street Part 1: 1994

A circle of teenage friends accidentally encounter the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued their town for over 300 years. Welcome to Shadyside.

Release Date
July 2, 2021

Director
Leigh Janiak


As per Bloody Disgusting, the ensemble cast for Fear Street: Prom Queen includes India Fowler (The Nevers, Insomnia), Suzanna Son (Red Rocket, The Idol), Fina Strazza (Paper Girls, Above the Shadows), David Iacono (The Summer I Turned Pretty, Cinnamon), Ella Rubin (The Idea of You), Chris Klein (Sweet Magnolias, American Pie), with Lili Taylor (Outer Range, Manhunt) and Katherine Waterston (The End We Start From, Perry Mason). The film will be directed by Matt Palmer, with a script by him and Donald McLeary, whom Palmer worked with on Calibre.

Based on Stine’s 15th book in his Fear Street saga, ‘The Prom Queen’ was first released in 1992. It follows Lizzie McVay, a prom queen candidate at Shadyside High School who is tasked with stopping a killer before she becomes a victim. It appears that the film adaptation will adhere pretty close to the source material given the movie’s official synopsis, which you can check out below.


“Welcome back to Shadyside. In this next installment of the blood-soaked
Fear Street
franchise, prom season at Shadyside High is underway and the school’s wolfpack of It Girls is busy with its usual sweet and vicious campaigns for the crown. But when a gutsy outsider is unexpectedly nominated to the court, and the other girls start mysteriously disappearing, the class of ’88 is suddenly in for one hell of a prom night.”


Fear Street: Prom Queen Will Be a Standalone Movie

First released in 2021, Netflix’s Fear Street Trilogy was the horror event of the summer, with three films premiering each week from July 2 to July 16. Fear Street: 1994, 1978, and 1666 were all met with critical acclaim from not only the fans who grew up reading Stine’s novels, but from those who appreciated their fresh take on the slasher sub-genre of horror. While Netflix took a gamble that paid off by investing in a trilogy of films, this time around they’re scaling things back by making Fear Street: Prom Queen a standalone movie.


Fear Street Part 2: 1978

Fear Street: Part Two – 1978

Shadyside, 1978. School’s out for summer and the activities at Camp Nightwing are about to begin. But when another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill, the fun in the sun becomes a gruesome fight for survival.

Release Date
July 9, 2021

Director
Leigh Janiak

This makes sense given the fact that the original trilogy was not adapted from just one R.L. Stine book in particular, but rather featured elements from a variety of novels, including ‘Fear Street Cheerleaders: The First Evil,’‘Fear Street: The Surprise Party,’ and ‘Fear Street: The First Scream.’ With Fear Street: Prom Queen being based on an individual book, stretching it out into another trilogy à la The Hobbit would prove to be a difficult task given its self-contained story that stretches just 176 pages.


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Though the ensemble cast and director for Fear Street: Prom Queen has now been revealed, there has yet to be any word on when the film might make its premiere on Netflix.

Fear Street: 1994
,
Fear Street: 1978
, and
Fear Street: 1666
are all available to stream on Netflix.

Fear Street Part 3: 1666

Fear Street: Part 3 – 1666

The origins of Sarah Fier’s curse are finally revealed as history comes full circle on a night that changes the lives of Shadysiders forever.

Release Date
July 16, 2021

Director
Leigh Janiak



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