FEAR STREET Part 3: 1666 on Netflix is the final part of the horror trilogy on Netflix. Finally, you’ll find out what happened to make Sarah Fier known as the Witch that cursed Shadyside. All will end in 1994 though. Read our full Fear Street Part 3: 1666 movie review here!
FEAR STREET Part 3: 1666 is the final movie in the Netflix horror trilogy. In this third movie, we will finally learn what happened in 1666. The event that put a curse on Shadyside which results in crazy serial killers appearing every couple of years. Also, why is only Shadyside affected while Sunnyvale continues to prosper?
I don’t think I’m giving away any spoilers by saying that a love story between two women is what started it all. However, this is only part of the story. Of course, it isn’t as simple as Sarah Fier being a witch.
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Continue reading our Fear Street Part 3: 1666 movie review below and find the entire trilogy out on Netflix now.
The 1666 story and 1994 Part 2
After a quick recap of the events in Fear Street 1978, we move on to Fear Street Part 3: 1666 which is when it all began. Finally, you’ll see what happened to make Sarah Fier known as the Witch that cursed Shadyside. We get to experience the events because Deena (Kiana Madeira) put the severed hand of Sarah Fier with the rest of her remains.
When this happens, she gets visions of past events. Just like everybody else has experienced when touching things related to Sarah Fier. Also, for the record, how Sarah Fier lost her hand is one hell of a brutal scene as well. After Deena sees what really happened in 1666, she also knows what she needs to do to end the curse.
That’s why the final half of Part 3 will actually play out in 1994. After all, this is the “keystone” era for us viewers and where we began. Here, we need to see how the people fighting the curse in the 1994-era will fight back once they know what really happened in 1666. In fact, there’s a title card stating that now Fear Street 1994 Part 2 is about to begin.
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Everybody comes together in 1666
In the 1666 story, we see virtually every actor we’ve met in the previous two movies. They play their own ancestors (much as I suspected in the Part 2 review) and feel familiar. Some characters are very different than in later generations, but all the friendships have lasted across generations.
While we see Deena in 1666, we also get plenty of chances to see the real Sarah Fier. It seems the two mainly have their “forbidden love” in common, though it is also more than that. In any case, Deena lives through all the trauma and violence inflicted upon Sarah Fier. And also on the Pastor’s daughter, Hannah Miller, who is the other victim.
The two fall in love in 1666 and, of course, this cannot happen. Particularly when other bad things happen and the people in the small settlement need someone to blame. Of course, Hannah Miller is portrayed by Olivia Scott Welch who is Samantha Fraser in 1994.
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The director on Part 3 of this horror trilogy is, of course, still Leigh Janiak. Just like this Netflix horror anthology is based on R.L. Stine’s books (they will also have a cameo in this episode). The story is written by Leigh Janiak with Phil Graziadei and the addition of Kate Trefry. Prior to working on this, Kate Trefry has been a writer and story editor on 17 Stranger Things episodes.
While I did like the 1666 story, I’m happy the movie returned to the Scream era of 1994 for the final half of the 112-minute runtime to “end the curse” (the tagline of the episode). And nothing is easy in Fear Street Part 3: 1666 where the 1666 story is brutal and the 1994 story is more about the fight to survive while trying to end the curse – and get the girl in the end, of course!
Also, do stick around for an end credit scene. It certainly does make room for even more Fear Street movies. Something I would definitely welcome. I’ve loved having these Friday horror treats featuring characters I was interested in and/or cared for instantly.
Fear Street Part 3: 1666 (which included Fear Street 1994: Part 2) is out on Netflix from July 16, 2021.
Director: Leigh Janiak
Writers: Phil Graziadei, Leigh Janiak and Kate Trefry
Stars: Kiana Madeira, Benjamin Flores Jr., Olivia Scott Welch, Marcelle LeBlanc, Matthew Zuk, Chiara Aurelia, Brandon Spink, Drew Scheid, Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Ryan Simpkins, McCabe Slye, Ted Sutherland
Thrust back to 1666, Deena learns the truth about Sarah Fier. Back in 1994, the friends fight for their lives — and Shadyside’s future.