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Vampire on a plane & other scary stuff coming on Netflix this summer; details & photos

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The streaming service has lots to scream about in the coming months.

Netflix has announced its full summer schedule, and in addition to Zack Snyder’s ARMY OF THE DEAD (May 14 in theaters and May 21 streaming), it’s got these fright features on tap:

FEAR STREET TRILOGY (currently undated):

FEAR STREET: 1994
Director: Leigh Janiak
Writers: Leigh Janiak, Phil Graziadei
Producers: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, David Ready
Cast: Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Julia Rehwald, Fred Hechinger, Ashley Zukerman, Maya Hawke, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Jordana Spiro, Jordyn DiNatale

FEAR STREET: 1978 
Director: Leigh Janiak
Writers: Leigh Janiak, Zak Olkewicz
Producers: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, David Ready
Cast: Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Ryan Simpkins, McCabe Slye, Ted Sutherland, Gillian Jacobs, Kiana Madeira, Jordana Spiro, Chiara Aurelia, Jordyn DiNatale

FEAR STREET: 1666
Director: Leigh Janiak
Writers: Kate Trefry
Producers: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, David Ready
Cast: Kiana Madeira, Ashley Zukerman, Gillian Jacobs, Olivia Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Darrell Britt-Gibson, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, McCabe Slye, Jordana Spiro, Jordyn DiNatale
In 1994, a group of teenagers discovers that the terrifying events that have haunted their town for generations ​may all be connected–and that they may be the next targets. Based on R.L. Stine’s best-selling horror series, the trilogy follows the nightmare through Shadyside’s sinister history.

GHOST LAB (May 26)
Director: Paween Purijitpanya
Writers: Paween Purijitpanya, Vasudhorn Piyaromna, Tossaphon Riantong
Producers: Vanridee Pongsittisak, Paween Purijitpanya
Cast: Thanapob Leeratanakachorn, Paris Intarakomalyasut, Nuttanicha Dungwattanawanich 
A research experiment about the afterlife goes awry when Glar and Wee, two medical doctor buddies, see a “ghost” with their own eyes for the first time, an encounter that spawns an insatiable binge to find a scientific explanation for ghostly spirits, and to find proof of an afterlife. Their fixation and reckless pursuit of knowledge will take them down a rabbit hole that will cost them their friendship, and their loved ones.

AWAKE (June 9)
Director: Mark Raso
Writers: Greg Poirier, Joseph Raso, Mark Raso
Producer: Paul Schiff
Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Ariana Greenblatt, Frances Fisher, Shamier Anderson, Finn Jones, Lucius Hoyos, Gil Bellows, Barry Pepper, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Global hysteria ensues after a mysterious catastrophe wipes out all electronics and takes away humanity’s ability to sleep. Scientists race against the clock to find a cure for the unexplained insomnia before its fatal effects eliminate the human race. When Jill, a former soldier, discovers her young daughter may be the key to salvation, she must decide: protect her children at all costs or sacrifice everything to save the world. 

BLOOD RED SKY (July; also pictured at top)
Director: Peter Thorwarth 
Writers: Peter Thorwarth, Stefan Holtz
Producer: Christian Becker
Cast: Peri Baumeister, Kais Setti, Alexander Scheer, Dominic Purcell, Graham McTavish
A woman with a mysterious illness is forced into action when a group of terrorists attempt to hijack a transatlantic overnight flight. In order to protect her son she will have to reveal a dark secret, and unleash the vampire within that she fought to hide.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.