Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
I’ve enjoyed the Fear Street movies so far, to varying degrees, but they have mostly delivered. The final instalment takes us back to 1666 to find out the true story of Sarah Fier and how this legacy of death and murder first started. Whilst 1994 was inspired by Scream and 1978 by Friday the 13th, the influences here are very much in the occult horrors of films like The Witch and The Wicker Man. 1966 is also, on balance, the stronger of the three films not least due to an excellence central performance by Kiana Madeira and a story that manages to deliver and expand on what came before. And whilst it takes while for the blood to flow, when it does it can be pretty shocking. On its own 1966 is a strong film but as the final part of the trilogy it ties up the series perfectly. Even better as an experiment on how to release a series of films, this bold choice by Netflix pays off perfectly.
Best Bit: Oh okay now EVERYTHING makes sense
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Fear Street Part Two: 1978, Fear Street Part 1: 1994, The Witch (2015)