Fear Street: 1666

Fear Street: 1666 ★★★½

This is the first of the three films that I'd felt really clicked with me; and maybe that's because of the fact that the first portion of the film being a period setting - leading it to gravitate away from the angsty teenage dialogue that was laced throughout the preceding two films that got on my nerves really fast. But beyond finally getting to see the context that added more to the preceding films, what I feel like from watching Fear Street as a whole just comes down to the fact that I feel like I'd have liked these films more if I wasn't already familiar with many of the films that they're clearly influenced by.

It's not always a bad thing, but it reminds me of one reason why the Scream series doesn't work for me (I acknowledge that this isn't a popular opinion). Still, I did dig this because it feels like it's the one movie in this series that's trying to move away from those roots and the kills started getting more creative here too. For what's most likely going to be most teens of today's first foray into watching slasher films, this series isn't a bad way to start either.

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