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Fear Street Part Three: 1666

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Threequel has lots of gore, cursing, violence, and sex.

Movie R 2021 112 minutes
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Me and the kids lived although it can get scary at parts.

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Too much violence
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Kids say (35):

This is a decent, if long, conclusion to a just-ok trilogy. Fear Street Part Three: 1666 spends too much time lost in a 17th century of fake Puritanical accents that are, maybe, English, Scottish, or Irish (by way of Santa Monica), and often some weird mix of the three in the same breaths. Unable to bludgeon the viewer with excessive pop cultural signposts like they did in the first two, Part 3 is set in a world seemingly created by someone who got a C on their term paper on The Scarlet Letter, but it's also a world where teens go to the woods to trip on berries and make jokes about erections. That said, the story itself, the origin story of Sarah Fier, isn't bad, and the creepiest scenes in this era of the movie work well.

It's all as over-the-top and gratuitous and campy as the previous two movies, but it's enjoyable at times. It all ties together, and of course there's a hint of even more Fear Street movies to come. If there are future Fear Street movies, here's hoping the movies can rely more on stories and less on excessive pop culture, obvious parody, and shopworn teen melodrama.

Movie Details

  • On DVD or streaming: July 16, 2021
  • Cast: Kiana Madeira, Ashley Zukerman, Gillian Jacobs
  • Director: Leigh Janiak
  • Inclusion Information: Middle Eastern/North African actors, Latinx actors
  • Studio: Netflix
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 112 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: Strong violence and gore, language, some sexuality and brief drug use.
  • Last updated: February 17, 2023

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