Film: Fear Street Part 3: 1666
Starring: Sadie Sink, Chiara Aurelia, McCabe, Benjamin Flores Jr., Kiana Madeira, Emily Rudd, Jordan’s Spiro
Director: Leigh Janiak
Review: Klep Napier
Rating: 2.5X’s out of 5X’s
The highly anticipated finale to the Netflix teen horror trilogy (Fear Street) has arrived. Fear Street Part 3: 1666 continues where 1994 began and 1978 left off, taking us back to where all the satanic witchery started with one Sarah Fier.
Still starring Kiana Madeira as Denna, she also plays Sarah Fier in a quantum leap type of suspense thriller where she witnesses the events which lead to Fier’s judgment, execution and demise through Sarah Fier’s eyes. Other actors from the previous stories return to portray past descendants during the 17th as well. Benjamin Flores Jr., still by Denna’s side is Henry, Sarah Fier’s brother while Sam, played by Olivia Scott Welch returns to once again be Sarah’s/Denna’s love interest Hannah.
It all seems very messy in the beginning and really takes far too much time to get to the point. This installment just feels like the same story as Part one with less of a body count and a much harsher consequence towards those willing to engage in forbidden love [Same sex relationships].
After the backstory is revealed we then get blasted back to present time, well 1994, where we see Deena as Deena once again. Deena understands the truth about Sara Fier and why it all started and also how to stop it. This is the point where the originality and freshness which made the first part: 1994 so likable, returns to the story.
Dubbing this sequence “1994: Part 2”, Netflix gives us the same up beat rated R Nickelodeon energy in the third act that we got from the first film. The remaining survivors band together to take down the curse of Shadyville and although it feels good to return to familiar territory for a grand finale, the rest of the film feels like it has nowhere else to go. Not to mention the victim body count is so low, that there really isn’t a reason to refer to this installment as a horror, but more of a supernatural suspense thriller.
Overall, Fear Street Part 3: 1666, attempts to get deep for the first hour of the film leaving you drained by the time it actually picks up. But by then there isn’t enough gas to rev your engines all the way to the credits. There is however a quick post credit scene that may or may not get you pumped for more. Nothing major, but enough to get us talking.
Check out all three Fear Street films on Netflix!