Fear Street: Part Three – 1666 (2021) Movie Review

Fear Street Part Three 1666 – Loses the Slasher Impact

 

Director: Leigh Janiak

Writer: Phil Graziadei, Leigh Janiak, Kate Trefry (Screenplay) R.L. Stine (Story)

Starring: Kiana Madeira, Elizabeth Scopel, Benjamin Flores Jr, Randy Havens, Julia Rehwald, Matthew Zuk, Fred Hechinger

Plot: The origins of Sarah Fier’s curse are finally revealed as history comes full circle on a night that changes the lives of Shadysiders forever.


Tagline – End the Curse

Runtime: 1 Hour 54 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Fear Street Part Three 1666 starts right where the last Fear Street finished, with Deena (Madiera) transported back to 1666 into the body of Sarah Fier, taking over her life in this era, with her friends and family Henry (Flores Jr), Lizzie (Rehwald) Isaac (Hechinger) and Hannah (Welch) all here too.

After getting caught together Sarah and Hannah start to see a new evil force coming over the community, possessing people, with the town needing answers pointing figures at anyone they can, creating the witch hunt for Sarah.

Thoughts on Fear Street Part Three 1666

Characters & Performances – Sarah Fier is the witch that has been haunting the city for decades, now we get to learn what caused this in the first place, seeing the farming community woman that gets falsely accused of being a witch, looking for the answers we have seen Deena searching for to end the curse. Kiana Madeira does well for all the horror side of the film, but like most of the cast here, we get a strange out of place Irish accent. Hannah is the other girl accused of being a witch, captured and left waiting her fate. In the 1666 era we get to meet the host of the typical witch fearing figures that will reveal who is truly behind the attacks for the generations. As previous mentioned, anyone in the 1666 they all struggle with the Irish accents, being all over the place, but the fear side of the performances work well.

StoryThe story here looks to complete the story of what has been haunting the town for generations, showing us what started it and how it will keep coming back leaving piles of bodies, mixing the 1666 witch hunting world, with the 1994 slasher era trying to end it once and for all. This is easily the weakest start for the film, with most of the witch hunt not getting the intensity needed, but the story is saved by an excellent second half, which will complete the journey looking to end the curse on the town. Most of this film is more about putting the final pieces together that we have started getting, with most of it adding up nicely to give us a complete trilogy.

ThemesFear Street Part Three 1666 is a horror that takes us away from the slasher era of the film for the first part, diving into demonic ideas and witch hunting, which does take the big step back for the first half of the film. Once we get back into the slasher side of things, we get back to what makes this shine, taking everything to the next level.

Final Thoughts Fear Street Part Three 1666 is a great conclusion to the trilogy, that will go down as one of the best modern slashers.

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