Brandon’s Movie Review for
Fear Street Part 1: 1994
Streaming on Netflix
Most millennials would remember what their favorite Goosebumps book was. If you don’t remember picking out your favorite from the Scholastic book fair purely based on their covers, then did you really have a childhood? Just mentioning the Scholastic book fair puts a little dopamine in that dose of nostalgia. Another series that author RL Stine is responsible for, that I was not aware of until the movies came to light, was Fear Street. Starting with the first novel, The New Girl, in 1989, followed by various spin-off series were written, including the Fear Street Sagas and Ghosts of Fear Street. This series is geared more towards the adult readers. The first film adapted from the Fear Street series now available on Netflix, Fear Street Part 1: 1994, is most definitely not for kids. With major themes geared around drugs, sex, profanity, drugs, blood, gore, kids counting drugs for their teenage sister who is a drug dealer, and bullying. The horror! Which is what this series is all about. This is nothing more than a slasher/horror franchise that has been updated for the modern age. Released as the first of three parts, with each new slasher film being released over three consecutive weeks, makes this a brilliant move on the part of Netflix. It will be interesting to see how the viewership pans out with a trilogy being released in what feels like rapid succession compared to other series’s’s’s’s’s. At the end of the day, I do not care, give me more! I love these types of movies, and I’m excited about each release giving an in-depth look into the lore of the monsters that are revealed in Part 1. Mwahahaha!
The trailer will suffice enough for the description of this film, but I would highly recommend it.
P.S. I realize that as of the publishing of this review that Part 2 has already been released, but I have not been able to watch it yet, so suck it. I’ll get to it this week, I’m sure. Okay? Byeeeee