It’s been so long since I read a Fear Street book. When I saw that Netflix was releasing one movie each week, I thought it was a unique marketing approach. R.L. Stine is one of the key contributors to my love for the horror genre. From the awesome cover art to the collectable box sets, I spent most of my childhood reading his works. What makes this movie so unique is that it is rated-R!
Multiple murders were committed in the first ten minutes. The film paid homage to classic slashers like Friday the 13th and Scream. One of the most irritating things about the movie is that none of the teenagers had parents in their life. The kids were running around getting into really fucked up and illegal situations. Not a single adult showed up to check on their children.
Netflix delivered the gore and violence! Where it lacked was the story telling department. I didn’t understand the motivation of the characters for wanting to risk their lives. Things happened and I had no emotional connection. There were also too many sexually explicit scenes for a group of alleged minors. Can you say discomfort?
Even though the movie has glaring logical flaws it is amusing. The dialogue is humorous and at moments kind of meta. This installment did its job, which was get me excited for the next one, Fear Street Part 2: 1978 airing this Friday, July 9th. I am a sucker for mysteries and this one is juicy. Fear Street Part 1 won’t scare you, but it will raise your blood pressure a few levels. I give it a 6.5 out of 10.