Fear Street Part 3: 1666

Directed By: Leigh Janiak

Starring: Kiana Madeira, Ashley Zukerman,Gillian Jacobs, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores JR, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Sadie Sink,Emily Rudd, McCabe Slye, Jordana Spiro, Elizabeth Scopel

Synopsis: 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.

Review: Part 3 picks up where we left off with the slashtastic second entry. We are transported back to 1666 and given an origins story of Sarah Fier.

The 3rd installment slows down the gore and carnage and opts for a mythology telling of Sarah Fier. This entry is more horror/romance than in your face slasher, even go as far to say as a Romeo and Juliet retelling in a horror setting, we also have some very hammy Irish accents for added measure.

The first half of 1666 has the cast from parts 1&2 playing roles of characters from the 1666 period – which was quite cool. The third entry naturally brings the story to a close and we learn about the curse and how it originated. Though the stalk and slash element is gone, a scene in the church was rightly disturbing and it reminds the audience that this entry is not about to pre-amp the shock/gore factor.

The second half titled, 1994: Part 2, picks up in modern day and continues from where we left off at the end of 1994 with Deena and Josh, who team up with Ziggy and jail hound Martin to save Sam from becoming another Shadyville resident gone crazy.

The finale is quite fun and it all ends where it started, The Mall. It features some vibes of the likes Stranger Things – The mall showdown and the lighting etc, which is quite fun. The stakes don’t feel as high during the finale but it doesn’t take away from the fun whatsoever.

Overall Fear Street Part 3 is a great bookend to the trilogy and wraps up the story of Sarah Fier in a satisfying way. Fear Street has proved to be a fun trilogy that throws you back to the classic era of horror. Lets hope we get more standalone trilogies of the Fear Street name.

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