Watched Fear Street: 1666 (2021) from letterboxd.com
In 1666, a colonial town is gripped by a hysterical witch-hunt that has deadly consequences for centuries to come, and it's up to teenagers in 1994 to finally put an end to their town's curse, before it's too late.

Of the three, this one musters a much stronger Stranger Things vibe. It pays off parts 1 and 2 REALLY well. There is some properly brutal shit, rivalling part 1.

There is SO much to like about this but something just doesn’t play right. It just doesn’t feel like enough. If this had been a 12 episode limited series I feel like people would be going nuts for it. Maybe it just needed a bit more budget? In the UK, I still feel like the 18 cert adds an expectation that isn’t met.

I don’t think I liked this part much more than I liked the other parts. It has the same problems, in the form of pace killing heart-to-hearts and the same strengths, characters you give a shit about and a zany story.

I think the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts.

Watched Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) from letterboxd.com
In 1978, two rival groups at Camp Nightwing must band together to solve a terrifying mystery when horrors from their towns' history come alive.

Well, I liked it more than 94. I wasn’t thrilled with the score in some parts and there were some weirdly long monologues/confessionals that killed the pace. Also, didn’t Guardians have this soundtrack?

But I liked the summer camp setting WITH campers. I liked the characters and the relationships. I liked the transition from petty camp bullshit/bullying to bloodbath, where we just end up focused on a few characters. I liked how it built the mythology and I liked the tone.

Regarding the tone, I feel there is some sort of disconnect on the UK rating. I guess the 18 is for violence but the tone is somewhere between a 12A and a 15. It feels odd.