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Weekend Watchlist: 'Fear Street' Part 1, 'Pokémon Detective Pikachu' and more

By Kara Santos Published Jul 02, 2021 5:53 pm

And just like that, we're halfway through the year already.

Need a distraction from the real-life horrors of the world? Kick off the month of July with the first part of Fear Street. The trilogy based on teen horror books by R.L.Stine will be released over three consecutive weekends this month.

Another new offering on Netflix this week is the 2019 mystery film Pokémon Detective Pikachuwhich serves as a loose adaptation of the 2016 video game of the same name in the Pokémon franchise.

Enjoy the weekend with these newly released films and trending shows on Netflix.

Fear Street Part 1: 1994

Synopsis: After a series of brutal slayings, a teen and her friends take on an evil force that's plagued their notorious town for centuries. Welcome to Shadyside.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Synopsis: In a world where humans and Pokémon coexist, an electrifying supersleuth teams with his missing partner's son to crack the case of his disappearance.

Vikings (Season 6)

Synopsis: This gritty drama charts the exploits of Viking hero Ragnar Lothbrok as he extends the Norse reach by challenging an unfit leader who lacks vision.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon’s Judgement

Synopsis: When a kingdom is taken over by tyrants, the deposed princess begins a quest to find a disbanded group of evil knights to help take back her realm.


Synopsis: An outgoing, popular girl who's secretly a homebody bonds with her nerdy classmate who hides his tattoos and piercings while at school.

The Transporter Refueled

Synopsis: The retired mercenary is forced to return to action when his father is abducted by a femme fatale, drawing him into battle with a Russian mobster.

American Assassin

Synopsis: After grad student Mitch Rapp suffers a tragic loss during a terrorist attach, his single-minded thirst for vengeance catches the interest of the CIA.


Synopsis: A woman's daring sexual past collides with her married-with-kids present when the bad-boy ex she can't stop fantasizing about crashes back into her life.

The 8th Night

Synopsis: With prayer beads in one hand and an ax in the other, a monk hunts down a millennia-old spirit that's possessing humans and unleashing hell on Earth.


Synopsis: The intoxicating charm of a flirtatious art school classmate pulls a reluctant love cynic into a friends-with-benefits situation.

Love + Sling

Synopsis: A former wrestling champion and doting single father unexpectedly gets a romantic confession from a friend’s daughter—much to his son’s dismay.

Mommy Issues

Synopsis: Close quarters and new romances add trouble to the rocky relationship between a high-strung young woman and her demanding mother.


Synopsis: In the province, a mother's quest for the truth brings painful doubts and cruel realities to light when her son is accused of stealing a gold watch.

(Images via Netflix)