2021 / 112m - USA
Fear Street Part 3: 1666 poster


July 16, 2021


The third part in the Fear Street series is easily the worst of the bunch. It's also two film crammed into one. The first half travels back to 1666 to reveal the source of all the trouble, the second half wraps everything up in 1994. That's a lot of plot to wade through for a simple horror flick, and Janiak fails to keep it interesting.

Sarah Fier is a young girl who lives in Union with her father. She gets a lot of attention from the boys, but she's secretly in love with the pastor's daughter. When they finally kiss, the village lunatic spots them. Before they realize it, they're branded as witches by the rest of the villagers. The legend of Sarah Fier is born.

After watching the tree films, it still baffles me how they managed to stretch such a thin story into a trilogy. At least the first two films handled it with grace, this third part on the other hand spends way too much time trying to wrap everything up, as if the plot was really all that interesting. The horror is almost completely absent, performances are weak, the pacing is sluggish. I'm afraid this was a pretty bad way to end the series.