Buckle up for some scary summer slasher shenanigans in a new trilogy based on R.L Stine’s hit series. And based on a Twitter poll, most of you wanted to review each installment of this trio individually, so here we go.
After a series of brutal murders, a group of teenagers discover that their town has been plagued by evil forces for generations in the first installment of Netflix’s Fear Street Part 1: 1994.
If you’re a sucker for the 1990’s, classic slasher films and horror camp (like myself), this is one Netflix original you can’t miss.
The film mixes nostalgia and contemporary horror, leveraging beloved tropes and bloody aesthetics from Wes Craven’s Scream and Stranger Things with a diverse and engaging cast. It’s a strong kick off for a fun trilogy, leaving questions unanswered so you’re hooked and waiting for the next installment.
From a horror standpoint, it is definitely not your high brow horror film. It isn’t scary or challenging. It’s predictable, campy and pretty gruesome. Let’s just say, you’ll never look at a bread slicer the same way again.
But it is the perfect Friday night flick for younger audiences to flock to while still making classic horror nerds rejoice.
It’s an entertaining romp that has promise. The next installment is released July 9th, and given the Friday the 13th vibes from the trailer, I’m pretty stoked to see where this goes!
Final Thoughts: Fear Street Part 1: 1994 is a super fun, campy start to a spooky slasher trilogy.