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Fear Street: 1994 movie review

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For love, you can do everything even if that means killing dead people just to protect the one you love, literally. In this movie starring Olivia Scott Welch and Kianna Madeira, a teen-slasher with a tad of romance will make you want to watch an R-Rated Horror movie trilogy.

Fear Street:1994 is the first installment of Netflix's horror trilogy, Fear Street. An uncanny battle for life with the undead chasing them down, showing undeniable chemistry with these teenagers wanting to survive the night.

Fear Street: 1994, a film

In 1994, a mall employee working in a bookstore shop named Heather Watkins (Maya Hawke) was murdered by another mall employee, her friend Ryan. After killing several employees and chasing after Heather, he was shot in the head by the police. The incident was reported on television, dubbing Shadyside as "the killer capital of USA" and the exact opposite of its neighboring town, Sunnyvale — a prosperous and safe city.

Teenagers believe that these killings were because of Sarah Fier, a witch who placed a curse in the town before being executed in 1666. However, a Shadyside teenager named Deena Johnson( does not believe in the curse. Living in her own life drama, she's still overcoming her recent break-up with her closeted girlfriend, Sam. At the vigil in Sunnyvale for the victims of the Shadyside mall killings, Deena and Sam met again. Meanwhile, a heated argument had started between Shadyside and Sunnyvale students in the event. When Shadyside students have been chased by Peter, then Sam's new boyfriend; Deena and the Shadyside students counterattacked them causing a car accident that made Sam hospitalized.

Before transporting to the hospital, she had a vision of the witch. The following night, Deena and her friends were stalked by a mysterious figure that looks like the Shadyside killer which they believe was Peter. Angered by the thought, Deena and her friends visited Sam but Shadyside's past killers haunt them, murdering Peter and several other people in the hospital. After hearing about Sam's vision, they have realized that Sam disturbed her grave when she touched the bones. In a series of attempts to stop the chase, they have realized that burying Sarah Fier's bones nor slaughtering the killers wouldn't be possible.

Josh figured out a solution to their problem through his news clippings about Shadyside killings. C. Bernmann, a survivor of the 1978 Camp Nightwing massacre had already died but was resuscitated. They tried to call her and ask for help but to no avail, she didn't answer. The group devised a plan to kill Sam and revive her again using drugs. The plan failed with Sam only vomiting the drugs. The Shadyside killers still haunting them, killed Kate and Simon while Deena is drowning to death a willing Sam. After Sam stopped breathing, the killers disappeared and Deena revived her using Epipens and CPR.

The police decided to take the blame on Simon and Kate since they are notorious drug sellers in the area. Meanwhile, Sam and Deena had reconciled again, coming out to the public as a couple. Later the night where both Sam and Deena are hanging out in the latter's house, C. Bernmann called saying that there's no escape to the curse's witch. Now possessed, Sam stabbed Deena and tried to kill her but Deena fought and hit her, subduing possessed Sam and tied her up.

Fear Street: 1994, a review

Think of the Scream or Nightmare on Elm Street, your typical horror classics with a hint of retro aesthetics then you would have the Fear Street: 1994. As an R-rated movie, it comes with the gore yet inexplicit dramatization of horror. Being new of its kind, the movie is undoubtedly unalike with other teen slasher movies of the 80s and 90s or even the early 2000s. The concept and the story of this first movie had plotted down the story.

The elements presented here may be somehow familiar to you but it still holds a different vibe that will grip you to watch it. The death scenes are more of a gore thing and the whole movie is graphical. Expect some thrilling actions and blood everywhere.

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Storyline: 4.0/5.0 #APPROVEDT likes

Although it's based on a 90s slasher thriller story, the movie's appeal is different in its own tone. I really love the fact that they focused on making a queer relationship and making that couple the leading roles for the film. Aside from that, the romantic connection does not overpower its horror gripping theme.

As the first of its franchise, it had laid out the story perfectly. With some scenes that will make you what to think what's the next after some deaths here.

Cinematography: 4.5/5.0 #APPROVEDT likes

Retro-aesthetic is my thing!

I was a fan of Stranger Things and honestly, the timeline of the movie makes me remember the series but in a good way, this film is different. The camera work is a match, I like the shots and transitions in the movie. The scenes were a stealer but I personally liked the fact that it's graphical yet realistic.

You'll scream for the goriness.

Acting: 4.0/5.0 #APPROVEDT likes

Although the cast is bagged by some new names in the entertainment industry, I must say that they are all really good. Simon, Kate, and Josh are played by Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, and Benjamin Flores Jr. respectively. I like the friends' chemistry along with Olivia and Kianna. As a teenage-slasher film, the teenage vibes they emit are really cool. The suspense scenes are also enacted superbly which I truly love.

Also, Kianna and Olivia's characters are just lovely! Their chemistry as a couple is really great, beyond the screen... I am swooning for them.

Absolutely, the cast enacted their roles efficiently as well as their reprising acts on the soon films.

Audience value: 4.5/5.0 #APPROVEDT likes

With its thematic slasher genre, the film lived up to expectations and by far, beyond that. The story had really transpired its teenage slasher genre of the 70s-90s to something relatable now. It effectively portrayed a movie that even people who didn't read the R.L Stines books will surely love.

It has the right amount of goriness that you would expect in a teen-slasher show. Interestingly, Fear Street:1994 is an R-rated film with a few more scenes that will make the audiences watch it more.

The good thing is its LGBTQ+ representation where slasher films of the 90s era do not have.

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A must-watch for sure. No matter if you lived in the 90s era or are a person who just wants to watch the next horror film for your Friday hang-out, you should try to check this out. Since it's the first of its trilogy, expect that your cliffhanger moment will be relieved by the next films in the line-up. Fear Street: 1994 has the right amount of goriness that will make you want to puke at times, scream, and hide. Meanwhile, there is also the fiery chemistry from the cast and that romantic attraction you will really see from Sam and Deena.

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Ah one of my officemates actually suggested this but I am yet to watch them. Looks interesting

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4 months ago

And you should really need to try and watch it! Super interesting, enjoy watching!

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4 months ago

Sige next time hehe ah, enjoy sis! :)

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4 months ago

I saw Sarah Fier. Is there another different movie of that? I'll try to watch this.

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4 months ago

Oh, you mean the third one? kinda complicated but Sarah Fier was the third one of its film trilogy installment.

You should try to watch this, super worth it!

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4 months ago

I was supposed to say I saw Sarah Fier mentioned in your article :D Going to watch this now :D

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4 months ago

Hello my dear Frenchcawrites, how are you?. What a great analysis and summary of this spectacular trilogy that leaves us with that curiosity of knowing what else will come, I am a lover of classic and current horror movies, But I have to admit that the best movies were those from the 80s and 90s because they had that touch of raw terror, without so many effects, attached to a story, to a reason that makes you understand why those events occurred, and without a doubt this great cinematographic production managed to capture that essence of classical cinema, I agree with you, when you say the cast was amazing, I also agree with you, even though these guys are new to the big screen, they showed off playing characters from life itself, what I like most about Street Of Terror, it is its similarity to real situations, they are things that always happen, murders, bullying, injustice, let's wait for this new world that has been created, keep sharing new chapters with us, because I sincerely want more stories, greetings my beautiful friend

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This is a great analysis! Thanks for the wonderful comment, sir virtualvariety! I'm doing fine, I hope you are too.

I truly agree with the idea of 80s and 90s being the prime years of this genre. Honestly, movie production had evolved so much to the point that it greatly affected how storytellers present such stories but also, in a good way. That's a good point, indeed 80s and 90s horror had its own kind of terror.

Such a wonderful insight regarding the movie. We;ll, I hope this world will be a much more better one with an understanding society after some time. Thanks for the appreciation!

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4 months ago

If I'm going to watch this, I need someone at my side. I can't watch horror movies alone. I'll share this to my partner. He's the one who loves this genre.😁

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4 months ago

Ohh, same po! Kaya kahit rater r yung ibang scenes nanonood ako with my fam/sister because I can't stand horror. Enjoy watching this one!

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4 months ago

suspense is my style but with a touch of comedy. lol. this movie is a must watch. i think i should invite friends for this

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4 months ago

You should definitely try doing it! Well, it has all, the cast is superb and actually funny at times. You will surely love it. Enjoy watching!

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4 months ago

wow that's great. surely i will really enjoy it. thank you so much, francesca. ❤️

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4 months ago

Uwuuu. Parang ang ganda nitong panoorin. At dahil fan na fan ako ng ganitong genre, add ko na agad s'ya sa lists ko. 😍

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4 months ago

Yay! I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did. Grabe, worth the time. Super ganda pa ng aesthetics.

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4 months ago

It's seem that fear street is a great movies . And I think every can do this when their lover is in problem then do everything for saving her life . I don't watch this movie but now I will try to watch this movie because it's full of suspense

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4 months ago

Yes, it's really intense. Try to watch this film, really worth it! I hope you'll enjoy watching it!

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4 months ago

It seems like Fear Street is a really really good/great movie. I'll try to watch it sometimes. And also I like horror and thriller movies by the way.

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4 months ago

You should definitely check this out if you are a fan of this genre. Surely worth it! Thanks for coming by.

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4 months ago

Yes I will surely check this. And you're welcome.

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4 months ago

This is a super classic movie, too bad I didn't get a chance to watch the movie because it was produced the year I was born.

The story line looks like a packaged horror and I can feel the fear of the cast from just reading.

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4 months ago

Alrighty, now I know your age mister @George_Dee, haha! Well, it wasn't produced that year, it was released this year with reference to that era where slasher films are a hit. You could try watching it on Netflix, it's an original film trilogy there.

By the way, thanks for the appreciation! It's definitely worth it... try and watch it!

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4 months ago

My bad, I didn't know I mentioned my age 🤣.

I will try to see the movie, thanks for your comment.

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4 months ago

You mentioned that you were born in '94, haha. You're welcome! May you enjoy it.

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4 months ago

I'm gonna check this one out!

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4 months ago

Yay! That will be good. This movie is great, you'll surely like it!

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4 months ago

Saved on my sis, sis. Salamat :)

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4 months ago

You're welcome! Hope you'll enjoy it.

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