Fear Street: 1666
Runtime: 1 hour 54
Genre: Horror, Drama
Fear Street: 1666 picks up right where part two left off, following Sarah Fier. The story behind the wicked Sarah Fier is the center of attention and all of the events leading up to her hanging. Set in 1666, the settlement is highly religious and highly strict. A night of partying in the woods is exactly the kind of event that would send this village into a mess of repenting and condemning, especially if something horrible happened after this party.
Sarah Fier is a young girl in the village of Union. She lives with her father and brother living as all the young people do in the village. Then one night at a party with the young people Sarah and Hannah leave the gathering to go be intimate until they are seen and word begins to spread around. This causes Sarah to become an outcast and she is eventually deemed to be a witch who they attempt to hunt. Solomon Goode is a man in the village of Union who is meant to be betrothed to Sarah. He is well-liked and respected in the community with most people in the village trusting his judgment. Deena, in the present, is still trying to save Sam by finding out the truth behind the curse of Sarah Fier.
With the conclusion of the Fear Street trilogy with Fear Street Part 3: 1666, I have to say that I enjoyed the series as a whole. It was nice watching a new trilogy with a connected story back-to-back. Now, for Fear Street Part 3: 1666 on its own, I liked it more than Fear Street Part 2, but less than Fear Street Part 1. With a greater focus on story and lore, and as usual, no horror, this was a wonderful conclusion to this trilogy with enough open for more movies in the future.
Once again, this series never was a horror series. Out of the three movies, this one was by far the least scary. There weren’t any big jumps, and the focus was more on the story than anything else. If you wanted to be scared by this trilogy, then this series isn’t it. The only gripe I really have was that it wasn’t scary enough. It wasn’t scary at all.
Anyways, with horror aside, I enjoyed everything else in this movie. For one, I liked how all the actors returned to play roles in 1666 similar to their present-day counterparts. It was nice seeing the whole cast together acting in that time period. I also enjoyed the lore of Sarah Fier and the atmosphere of the town in 1666. This aspect of lore was the main part of the movie that I most enjoyed. Watching everything fall into place and seeing how everything fit was satisfying. I think what made this area even better was that everything had a logical conclusion. Speaking of the conclusion, Fear Street Part 3: 1666 wraps the series up nicely and has the opportunity to expand. The story of Sarah Fier is over, but future spin-offs or another curse can be explored.
Overall, the trilogy was a fun ride. From the lore to the characters, everything has its place, and it was satisfying to watch it conclude. Now, if you wanted to watch this movie as a horror, then you will be disappointed since there is nothing all too scary about this movie. Definitely give it a watch if you’re interested in witches and curses.
Favourite Moment (Spoilers):
My favourite moment of Fear Street Part 3: 1666 was the reveal of the truth of the curse. I loved watching all the puzzle pieces connecting to show what really happened in 1666. I also enjoyed the reveal of the Goode family being the heart of everything, as Nick Goode’s role throughout the movies seemed lacking until now.
Fear Street: 1666 is the second-best movie in this series, but leaps and bounds ahead of 1978. We get some decent characters, although that’s not really the focus here, and some even better plot. I loved the way the story moves pretty quickly without sacrificing the lore. The connections between the present day and 1666 are awesome, and the way we wrap up the trilogy is perfect. I want to mention that this entire series was a pretty gutsy call by Netflix, releasing three movies back-to-back-to-back without knowing if the first was going to be a hit, and I thought it paid off in bunches. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.
The plot of the 1666 story is relatively short, but it packs a lot of information quite quickly. Like 1978, it answers questions and fills out characters mentioned in Fear Street: 1994, but it provides direct references as well. I loved that they brought back most of the original cast to play different roles inside this movie, even if they had absolutely no connection to their original character. The other piece that is really cool about this movie is the back half. The way the tone and pace shifts on its head is wonderful. Just as I was getting worried this movie was running out of the story, we got a few twists and a few great scenes that revitalized the movie and got it flowing again. Just a great job of writing, and a great ending to go along with it. It’s a very satisfying ending that closes the trilogy.
Honestly, this is one of the best new trilogies I have seen, and the fact that they dropped in close succession was even better. Such an entertaining cast of characters, and I was on the edge of my seat throughout. There were a couple of points in this movie that could have been better explained, but most of the lore was remarkable.
Favourite Moment (Spoilers):
My favourite moment has to be the ending. The entire movie was great, but to close the trilogy in a way that both ends it and opens it was fantastic. The way they could end this forever, or carry on with it in the future was perfect, and I couldn’t have asked for a better ending.
This final film in the Fear Street trilogy is the best yet as we finally are given all the answers that have been built up for 2 other films. I like that we get to see the past of Shadyside or Union as it started off as a humble and good little village before it began to become a more sinister place. The characters in this one are as good as ever and I really think the young cast did a good job acting like these old-timey villagers. I thought this film had a good balance between being the darkest film if not at least the second darkest with the first person to be taken by the curse committing a terrible murder. The deaths in this film are quite gruesome though not as surprising as in the other films where it felt like no one was safe. The answers we were given were all quite satisfying with almost every question asked given a well-explained answer that added to the other films as well. I like the direction that our remaining 1994 characters went but I will admit I was almost disappointed when we flipped back to 1994 because I was enjoying 1666 more than expected. The way we get to see more of the lore tied together is quite interesting and it makes the history of Shadyside feel more real. I enjoyed the third act as well with the action being fun and suspenseful as I thought any character could be killed and the villain’s defeat is properly painful. The conclusion to the story is satisfying and closes the door nicely on the trilogy.
All in all, this is a really solid film with some fun performances, some good twists, and a good conclusion that makes it the best in the series. So hop on Netflix and check it out!
Favourite Moment (Spoilers):
My favourite moment is Solomon Goode’s reveal as I liked the way the pieces slowly come together and you realize the danger our characters are in, in the present. I also like when someone well respected and liked is the villain is sometimes the most unexpected source can be villainous.