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REVIEW: Fear Street: Part One 1994

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Netflix recently dropped a trilogy of horror movies that were set in different time periods, but would all eventually tie in with one another, the first entry being ‘Fear Street: 1994’ directed by Leigh Janiak.

According to the synopsis: “After a series of brutal slayings, a teen and her friends take on an evil force that’s plagued their notorious town for centuries. A circle of teenage friends accidentally encounter the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued their town for over 300 years. Welcome to Shadyside.”

The film stars Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, and Benjamin Flores Jr.

The films starts off diving deep into the 90s nostaglia as a popular shopping mall is set to close. For those of you who lived in the 1990s, you understand just how vital shopping malls were in the social culture and just how popular grunge and alternative rock were during those times.

Both were on display in the opening sequence, with obvious nods to Spencer Gifts and Walden Books.

The campiness ensues and a killer donning a skull mask and outfit that seemed to be a nod to Ghostface from Scream, goes on a rampage with a knife, killing anyone in sight including his friend. Just as he is driving the blade into her chest and killing her, the killer is shot twice in the head by a responding officer….and thus starts the movie.

I’m not sure if it was by design, but it seems as though this movie was framed in the way that the horror movies of the 1990s were – a mix of campiness from the 1980s slashers and the predictable love stories that dominated 90s teen movies, but if it was, then this was spot on.

For an opening film in a trilogy intended to tie everything together, this did a good job of setting the table and showing that the real killer isn’t Skull Mask, or any of his compadres, but a witch who is intent on killing those that anger or disturb her, which will be explained in the other films.

While logic is often vacated, the movie has enough kills to keep you engaged to the last scene, which directly leads to the next film (and the credits).

The success of this movie will be tied to how the other 2 films play out, but as a stand alone this was kind of a bore.

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Predictable, lacking logic, and rather boring Fear Street 1994 is saved only by it's deep inter-weaving of 1990s culture and horror movie approach.
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Anthony DiMoro is the leader writer and founder of 'Fright Nerd'. DiMoro has written for popular websites such as Forbes and The Huffington Post. DiMoro cites Friday the 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Halloween among his favorite horror movies of all time.

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