Fear Street Part One: 1994 movie review - Aussieboyreviews
IS FEAR STREET PART ONE: 1994 THE BEST WAY TO BEGIN A BLOODY HORROR TRILOGY?
Although this film is a decent slasher mystery, it doesn’t manage to leave enough excitement for the next part. Fear Street: 1994 is too extended and un-scary despite the epic brutality, but it’s… boring…
After a series of brutal slayings, a group of teenage friends take on an evil force that’s plagued their notorious town for three centuries.
Director: Leigh Janiak
Cast: Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Julia Rehwald, Fred Hechinger, Ashley Zukerman, Darrell Britt-Gibson
Writer: Phil Graziadei, Leigh Janiak
Release Date (Australia): 2 July 2021
Runtime: 107 minutes/1h 47m
Genre: Horror, Mystery
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
There are horror themes and graphic depictions of murder throughout that are strong in impact. A character overdoses on pills in an attempt to commit suicide and be revived.
The film features strong horror violence in which large blood sprays and blood detail is depicted as characters are stabbed, shot, attacked and killed. There is also bloody gore and depictions of injuries.
The film includes use of the word “f**k” and its derivatives, in addition to uses of “s**t” and “**shole”.
A character overdoses on pills in an attempt to commit suicide and be revived.
A teenager’s buttocks are briefly viewed as he pulls his pants down and presses himself against the window of a moving vehicle.
The film contains verbal sexual references including a sexualised use of the word “f**k”, in addition to a brief sex scene and implied masturbation.
R (for strong bloody violence, drug content, language and some sexual content)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Fear Street: 1994 is an unexciting, unafraid, and an entirely predictable way to kick into an attractive slasher trilogy. Of course there’s plenty of brutal bloody slayings for slasher fans, but that element is ruined by how slow the film is. It also leaves you uninterested for the next part, which hopefully will have improved.
Fear Street is true slasher, but is pointless horror. It takes time to understand that accurate horror isn’t violence and chasing. It makes all of the jump-scares completely predictable, but who doesn’t enjoy some R. L. Stine style? This movie is decent to watch once, probably with a bunch of friends, but it’s mostly unwatchable. That’s what makes it an enormous let-down.
At least the kills are enjoyable, but the “suspense” isn’t nerve-wracking or exciting. Focusing on the positives, the acting is just okay and it’s a decent mystery. Still, nothing can make up for this disappointing horror film that leaves you uninterested and unexcited for Fear Street: 1978.
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