Adjacent Roads To Fear Street
The Fear Street trilogy is an homage to slashers gone by while bringing the campy, stylized writing of R.L. Stine to the small screen for this Netflix trilogy.
If you’ve finished streaming this one and are looking for alternative movies (or movie series!) – fret not. We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 10 picks.
Of course for all the movies we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link so you can check out our full review.
So without further ado, we present 10 movies to check out when you’ve finished watching the Fear Street trilogy!
The quintessential teen slasher; Scream is a meta horror movie that not only pokes fun at its own genre, it does so by unironically introducing one of the most memorable killers in slasher history – Ghostface.
The story picks up a year after Sidney’s Mother has passed away. Along with her friends, Sidney begins experiencing strange calls from a crazed serial killer. Dressed in a white mask and a large black robe, this mysterious figure is out for revenge and uses phone calls to antagonize the group.
As the movie progresses, more of the past is revealed which leads to some really memorable and tense segments. While the sequels end up with varying degrees of quality, the original is undoubtedly a great watch.
The one that started them all; Final Destination released back in 2000 and brought with it a brand new style of teen slasher. Away from the masked killers came a much more scary, invisible threat in the form of Death itself.
The first movie is arguably the best and revolves around a group of high school students, who ready themselves for a trip to Europe. When Alex has a premonition of their plane crashing, his crazy outburst prompts him, his teacher and a group of students to be thrown off the plane before it departs.
As fate would have it, their plane does explode but so too does Death’s plan for them to die. Now, the group find themselves dodging the FBI (who believe they caused the explosion) and Death itself, who sharpens his scythe and tries to kill the kids in increasingly creative ways every chance he gets.
Original, gory and full of some pretty gnarly deaths, Final Destination is a solid choice.
If you’re looking for a good teen horror movie, Netflix Original The Babysitter certainly has some stand-out moments.
The story revolves around Cole, a boy who’s in love with his babysitter Bee. One night, in a moment of defiance, Cole secretly stays up past his bedtime to discover that his babysitter is actually a cold-blooded killer in league with the Devil.
Desperate to survive his ordeal, Cole finds himself spending the night evading Bee and her band of killers, who will stop at nothing to prevent Cole from revealing their dark secret.
Part comedy horror/part slasher, The Babysitter channels similar vibes to Fear Street and does so with a solid screenplay in the process.
Happy Death Day
Happy Death Day happily fills the horror boots of the time loop, armed with a simple and interesting premise in the process. The story here follows an arrogant, spoilt student called Tree who’s forced to relive her birthday over and over again. Unfortunately this always results in her death.
As the movie progresses though, she starts to make sense of what’s happening to her and tries to find a way to fight back.
The result here is a movie that’s part-horror, part-comedy mash-up that fits the bill nicely for those after an imaginative teen slasher with a twist.
If you’re a fan of R.L. Stine, away from the TV series from the 90’s is this family-friendly adventure. With R.L. Stine himself along for the ride (played by the ever enigmatic Jack Black) this tale works well to pay tribute to the best monsters from the Goosebumps books. In doing so, it also delivers an accessible ride that the whole family can enjoy.
At the center of this is a teen called Zach, who teams up with R.L. Stine’s daughter after the popular author’s monsters are set loose from their books. As they go on the rampage across Madison, Delaware, it’s up to Zach, Hannah and Stine to save the day.
I Know What You Did Last Summer
I Know What You Did Last Summer follows the conventional route so many slasher movies before it have taken. A group of teens are stalked by a hook-wielding maniac and begin getting killed off one at a time.
All of this stems from an accident that occurs at the beginning of this living nightmare where the group run over an innocent man and dump the dead body in a nearby lake. When threatening notes show up some time later, it’s clear someone knows what happened and is dead-set on revenge.
The story is pretty basic in truth, although the mystery is enticing enough to keep watching until the end.
The Cabin in the Woods
The Cabin in the Woods is one of those movies that’s best to go into completely blind. This film takes the tried and tested camp horror idea and expands that into something wholly original.
At its core, this story revolves around five friends who go for a break at a remote cabin. There, they end up with more than they bargained for as they discover the horrifying truth behind this cabin.
Wirthout giving too much away, this is one of those films that you’ll either love or hate. Either way, it’s undoubtedly original in its intention and definitely worth a watch.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The series that spawned a whole host of kids afraid to sleep. A Nightmare on Elm Street is the film that started it all – and it still holds up to this day.
For those unaware, A Nightmare on Elm Street revolves around the monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer called Freddy Kreuger. In order to exact his revenge, he invades the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his death. Can the kids figure out how to stop him before it’s too late?
With a host of imaginative and gruesome deaths, memorable one-liners and dream sequences, the original film is a true horror classic.
Urban Legend isn’t awfully original and it doesn’t really do anything outside the norm. Both Urban Legend and its sequel Urban Legend: Final Cut do get some brownie points though for its original premise and imaginative killings.
The story revolves around a group of college students at a remote New England university. At the center of this is Natalie, a gifted student who (along with the rest of her class) learn about a host of urban legends and a killer 25 years prior. Only, when a killer suddenly crops up on campus and begins killing again, the kids find themselves in the midst of a tense slasher.
Urban Legend does have a nice little twist at the end (as does its sequel) while the host of killings are timely enough to keep you watching until the end.
The original Halloween back in 1978 is still one of the best slashers in cinema history. While there have been a host of sequels that have followed, none have really come close to touching this one.
The story begins with Michael Myers escaping from a mental hospital and returning to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois. After murdering his sister on Halloween 15 years prior, he’s on the hunt again and will seemingly stop at nothing to get his revenge.
With a tense atmosphere and and engaging protagonist in Laurie, Halloween is another must-watch horror.
So there we have it, our 10 Movie picks to keep you busy after watching the Fear Street trilogy on Netflix!
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