I am particularly not a horror fan except for a very small list of movies, Fear Street Part One 1994 is now being added to that list. Fear Street Trilogy is based on the book series called Fear Street by R.L. Stine. Although not direct adaptations of the books, the film tells a connecting story taking place in the same town that spans through 1666, 1978, and 1994.
Fear Street Part One 1994 follows Deena as she and her friends, brother, and ex-girlfriend are being chased by former Shadyside killers, who are all supposed to be dead, who were sent by a witch named Sarah Fier, who was believed to have put a curse on the town. They later realize that the dead killers are only after Sam, Deena’s ex-girlfriend, who accidentally disturbed Fier’s grave.
Fear Street Part One 1994 is the first installment of the Fear Street Trilogy. Look out for my reviews of Fear Street Part Two 1978 and Fear Street Part Three 1666 coming soon. Taking place in a town called Shadyside which is considered the murder capital of the United States, I wouldn’t expect anything different from a town with the word shady in it. Fear Street Part One 1994 draws parallels from 1990 horror movies, most notably from Scream, my favorite scary movie. The opening of FSPO1994 takes notes from Scream’s iconic opening.
FSPO1994 has the potential to be a cult classic. The first installment works well as the setup for the next two. It brings 90s nostalgia while giving an original take on a slasher film. FSPO1994 kept my eyes glued to the screen through the whole movie. It prioritizes the story over the gore and jump scares, something most horror films tend to overdo, but still delivers the blood and unexpected deaths. It even got me thinking that everyone was going to make it to the end. It also avoids the infamous final girl trope, but it is only the first of the trilogy.
Fear Street Part One 1994 although a slasher film, anyone who isn’t typically a fan of the genre I think will find something relatable and/ or at least find the film to be thoroughly entertaining. From teen heartbreak to inner struggles of facing your sexuality. FSPO1994 is highly entertaining and gets me pumped to watch the next two films.
Fear Street Part One 1994 streaming on Netflix