FEAR STREET PART THREE: 1666 – Review

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There’s still blood, killers on the loose, and witch’s curses, but to conclude the trilogy, 1666 isn’t repetition. Now it’s the turn of real-life horror that is put forward. Real horror that is close, relevant, even seems to explain the origin of all the depravity of society. After centuries, it seems that humans have never changed. There are still killers on the loose, there are still witches’ curses, but compared to all that, humans are more cruel and sinister.

The story continues the events of 1978 and 1994, when Deena (Kiana Madeira), Josh (Benjamin Flores Jr.), and Ziggy (Gillian Jacobs) managed to restore the cut off Sarah Fier’s hand. It was there that Deena reenacted the tragedy of 1666 through Sarah’s memory. She “became” Sarah, while the cast we met in the first two films also became other characters during that period. Is it because Sarah and Deena’s memories collide and then melt away, or are they playing the ancestor of her character? Top Movie Site

Except for Solomon who is Nick’s great-grandfather (both played by Ashley Zukerman), the rest is not so clear. But each character shares characteristics with their “modern version”. Julia Rehwald for example. She plays Lizzie, who, like Kate, is both a “drug dealer”. If Sam is Deena’s lover, then Olivia Scott Welch is here to fill the role of Hannah Miller, daughter of a priest and Sarah’s lover.

In both 1994 and 1666, the protagonists engage in lesbian romance, and that’s where the presentation of real-life horror comes from. One day, the colony where Sarah lived was suddenly cursed. The crops were rotten, the water dried up, the livestock went crazy, before finally there was bloodshed. Residents believe, all of this is due to a witch’s curse. The question is, “Who is the identity of the magician?”. Best Movie

The issue of bullying and the perception of LGBT fills the first two films, but 1666 makes it the center of the story. Not just knick-knacks, but the foundation of the narrative, which manages to stir emotions throughout the first half of the duration. How prejudice against different groups fuels public hatred, as well as creates a tendency to throw slander, in order to position them as scapegoats.

Hatred, stupidity, slander / hoax, orthodoxy. There’s nothing more terrifying than that. The mass rage in which “enforcing the truth” is a mask, even though they really just want to vent their anger regardless of the facts, is the scariest real world horror. Overall, the Fear Street trilogy conveys that in addition to curses, human abominations have also been passed down from generation to generation, so that it continues to spread fear on every street corner. Different from the book series by R. L. Stine, the film adaptation gives another, more relevant meaning to the title “Fear Street”.

Leigh Janiak is still directing, as well as writing the script, now with Phil Graziadei (1994), and Kate Trefry. Regarding the story, including the conclusion of the trilogy, the script is solid. In addition to the relevance of the above, the script is also able to draw a common thread between all conflicts and events, even down to the smallest details, which have been presented by its two predecessors. Everything is interconnected, giving birth to a solid mythology.

After spending half the way as a horror period (still containing gore even though the quantity is not much), in an unexpected way, 1666 again swerved into a slasher entering the second half. Leigh Janiak has once again succeeded in delivering a fun chase action, even with a slightly increased scale. Similar to 1978, Janiak has an ingenious method of presenting brutality without appearing too vulgar, through the use of neon colors plus a glow in the dark property to disguise the bloodshed.

Given the relevance of its messages, it is not surprising that 1666 also criticized those who should have been (and appear to be) good, but used strength and power for evil. Of course, the main targets are law enforcement officers and the government. While seekers of mainstream horror or the “crazy” slasher may be surprised to find its first half lacking in blood as well as conventional terror, the relevance of the issues plus the success in bringing together a friction spanning over 300 years, makes Fear Street Part Three: 1666 an impressive conclusion to the trilogy. And when Live Forever aka the best song of all time is heard, there’s no reason not to like this film. Movie Review

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