Fear Street: 1994 (2021)
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Though Fear Street is R.L. Stine's horror books starring older teens and therefore less tame, writer-director Leigh Janiak has probably gone much further with it. Part One of a trilogy released weekly, "1994", has some surprisingly gory moments. She's kept the Shadyside setting and woven something new, new but also a tribute to the era in which the story takes place. The obvious riff is Scream with which it shares several elements and yet doesn't retell. There's a clever evocation of Pulp Fiction (1994) in there as well, and I wouldn't be surprised if audiences who remember the mid-90s well found other inspirations. I was graduating from university that year, so the movie basically had the soundtrack of my life. Great music, and can't wait to hear the hits from 1978 and 1666. With this rich a setting, Fear Street could become an ongoing thing (a slasher-type American Horror Story) if Janiak wanted to oversee one. But then we might find that Part Three has given us all the closure we need. For now, all I'll say is that "1994" was a lot of fun, bordering on being "my jam".
Pretty standard slasher movie. Cheesy with some jump scares. Reminds you of Scream and all the other slasher movies of the 90s. Speaking of, AMAZING SOUNDTRACK. I was a teen in the 90s, so 90s rock will always be tops for me. Haven't watched the other two in this new trilogy yet, but this one was decent. Overall, not a bad movie if you're not up for anything serious on a Sat night.
Totally agree with ryano1076's comment.
It seems like a homage to Scream (and others) and quite an awesome soundtrack.
Also, some nice gory and straightforward horror scenes.
If the other 2 are similar, it should be a pretty nice trilogy reminding us of some great movies from the "old" days :P (and I mean 90s).
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!