And here we are, at the ending of the “Fear Street” trilogy that has been going on weekly on Netflix. It started in 1994, then we went back to 1978, and now we are going even further back to 1666 to the start of the Sarah Fier curse. We view this moment through Deena’s (Kiana Madeira) eyes who sees it through Sarah Fier’s eyes back in time to understand how did it all happen that has brought the town of Shadyside into a place of evil.
Mirroring Deena’s relationship with Sam (Olivia Welch) from 1994, Sarah Fier was also intimate with Hannah Miller back then but has to keep their relationship a secret knowing that the townspeople would not accept this and calls it an act of evil that has brought upon the town. The water supply is poisoned, fruit begins to mould, and the town’s pastor… you have to watch what the pastor did because it is craaaazy! Anyway, with all this suddenly happening, the townsfolks quickly put the blame on the two women which resulted into Sarah Fier’s hanging.
But wait, there’s more! There will be a slight SPOILER here, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, just skip straight to the last paragraph or, you know what, just stop here. The movie is good. There, that’s my verdict. Go watch it. Then come back to read the rest of the review. Now, moving on.
So, after knowing Sarah Fier’s innocence, the screen turns black and this time, it says “Fear Street: 1994 Part Two”. Yes, we are back to 1994 to finally end the curse once and for all. And lemme tell you, the whole second half of the movie was great. It is less on the horror side but more action which really keeps the pace moving forward. With all the rules that the movie established early on and in the past two “Fear Street”s, (i.e. that the killers only go for the blood who has been in contact with Sarah Fier), they were put to good use as a means to solve the problem at the end which definitely has a “Home Alone”-esque vibe but think scary horrific killers that are hunting you down instead of dim-witted thiefs.
Like the previous movie before, the only problem I had was in the beginning, but not because of pacing issues. It is because of the time period that they’re in really didn’t feel like it at all with on-and-off accents and faces that really do not belong there. But like I said, the second half of the movie and its conclusion really made the trilogy for me. “Fear Street Part Three: 1666” stuck the landing in a very satisfying manner and if you watch all three movies back-to-back, it was one hell of a journey with twists and turns you won’t see coming.