Based on the book series Fear Street by R.L. Stine, the first film in this trilogy Fear Street Part 1: 1994 centers around a group of teens who encounter the murderous events that have plagued their town for centuries. Although I am all about anything horror and suspense, I never read these books back in the day. I expected a movie more a long the lines of the old Goosebumps TV show but this was definitely not a teeny bopper flick.
This 90’s slasher/teen angst fest started off really exciting and intriguing. It actually reminded me of the opening scene from Scream – teens running for their lives while a murderer is hot on their heels. I honestly didn’t know where they were going with the story at first. It was a mix of witchcraft, murderous psychos and the supernatural. The acting was great and the actors really owned their characters. They meshed well with each other. Its a little hard to talk more about this movie without giving anything away. There were some parts in the middle that probably could’ve been left out. For me it felt a bit slow in some parts but my attention perked up fast toward the end. Just when you think the end of the movie is near, they threw something else at you. My jaw definitely dropped on a few occasions and I spilled a couple “Oh shits!”.
Overall fun flick in my opinion. Everyone knows this is the first of three films and I was wondering how they were going to tie in the ending to the next one in the series. They did a good job with the tie in and I’m looking forward to the next installment.
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