Fear Street: 1666

Fear Street: 1666 ★★★

The truth will come out. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but it will.

Fear Street Part Three: 1666 finally concludes the trilogy and it's probably the most uneven out of all three. It consists of two parts where the first one is ultimately better. The atmosphere is very good and I loved the references to previous films and a modern society as a whole. The accents were all over the place for the most part, but the set designers did an excellent job recreating the 17th century village. The second part is where it gets a bit repetitive. There is also an unhealthy obession over the main characters' sexual orientation which makes sense in the 17th century, but in 1994 looks strange.

Kiana Madeira certainly stole the show this time. She was crazy good in both roles, but it was much more intriguing to see her as Sarah Fier. Same Olivia Scott Welch, even though here her role was much smaller, comparing the first film. Benjamin Flores Jr.'s purpose was to crack jokes mostly and not all of them landed for me, unfortunately. I also didn't like Ashley Zukerman in the first part, because his performance was too one-sided. The character motivation also rose some questions. McCabe Slye was extremely good, just like in the second film. Gillian Jacobs finally had a bigger role and she had her time to shine. All other actors from the previous films had lesser roles than I imagined, but it still was fun to see everyone in one place.

Fear Street Part Three: 1666 is better than the first one, but the second one still has the best balance out of all three. Here there is a chilling atmosphere, great score and uneasy feeling in the first part and none if it in the second one. The ending is a bit messy and doesn't escape all the horror clichés, like a twist in the very last scene. But it still was very enjoyable and the fans of the genre certainly got from the trilogy what they wanted. It's pretty consistent in giving every death weight which doesn't disappear in the end and I really appreciate it.

6/10

2021

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