Director: Leigh Janiak
Stars: Kiana Madeira, Ashley Zukerman, Gillian Jacobs
RATING: 4 Stars
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. – From IMDB
This is definitely my favourite of the three parts. The historical half of the film had a real ‘Crucible’ vibe to it, and with that being one of my favourite plays, I really appreciated that. I almost wish we had seen a whole film of the background to the story as it was the most tense and suspenseful the series had been, even if the reveal of the villain was pretty obvious fairly early on. Or at least it was to me. I would have loved to see all the characters from all the previous parts interact more in this flashback sequence. It’s not that the 1666 part of the film felt rushed or incomplete, I am just being self indulgent and wishing for too much of a good thing.
The final wrap up of the story and the fight out at the mall were done well, and paced nicely, but I feel the scenes between our main villain (who I wont reveal here because…spoilers!) and Deena were a little underused. We spent a lot of time of the build up and the real, but then spent very little time with them after it all came to light. For this reason as well I feel that this last instalment could have been possibly split into two parts, to give both halves of this film the time that they deserved.
Kiana Madeira and Olivia Scott Welch continued to give amazing performances here, their chemistry on screen is amazing. I missed these two in the second instalment, so was so happy to see them return, and see them give blinding performances, especially in the flashback sequence.
A fairly satisfying ending, but if you stick around through the closing credits you will see that maybe this isn’t the last we will be seeing from Shadyside, I never read the books, so I have no idea if there is more to the story then what we have already seen, but I was hugely impressed by this series, and would be happy to see it return.
All three parts of ‘Fear Street’ are streaming now on Netflix.