The Netflix Fear Street Trilogy has been a mixed bag at best. Delivering sparsely on the scares and seeming more like they are trying so hard to be edgy with f-bombs and LGBTQA+ teen sex. The film really wants viewers to love the characters of Deena, Sam, and Josh but I honestly could not stand them. I think the actors are good and I have liked them in other projects, but these characters just failed to resonate and ultimately fell flat as very 2 dimensional characters who I never rooted for.
Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (also stylized onscreen as Fear Street Part Four: 1994: Part 2) is a 2021 American supernatural horror film, and the final installment of the Fear Street trilogy after Part One: 1994 and Part Two: 1978. It is directed by Leigh Janiak, who co-wrote the screenplay with Phil Graziadei and Kate Trefry. Based on the book series of the same name by R. L. Stine, the film follows the origins of the Shadyside curse and the witch trial that started it, and the effects it has on the events of 1994.
The film biggest issue is that it decides to spend a large chunk of its runtime going over things we already learned about in the previous films. A lot of exposition dumps and me looking at my phone had me counting the minutes until this film was over.
The film tries to throw a twist towards the end of the film when settles back in to 1994 but by this time I was already completely checked out. Despite an interesting plan by our main characters to turn the vengeful slashers against themselves, the ending just feels tacked on, forced, and contrived.
Fear Street has pretty much a resounding let down that took itself too seriously and desperately wants to try to be edgy and relevant but doesn’t have a clue how to be.
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