October 31, 2021

Series Sunday: Fear Street: Part One 1994

(Fear Street #1) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read or watch an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

My Series Sunday pick is Fear Street: Part One 1994, the first movie in the Fear Street film trilogy on Netflix based on the book series by R.L. Stine. What better weekend than Halloween to finally watch?

The movies are not based on one specific book but Fear Street: 1994 draws heavily upon Fear Street Cheerleader Saga: The First Evil. From what I remember in the book, two newcomer sisters desperately want to make the cheerleading squad. Soon as they're named to the team, horrific things happen.

In the Netflix adaptation, there are brutal slayings at the mall, including a cheerleader at Shadyside High. A teen girl in the band and her friends take on the ancient evil responsible for the murders.

Talk about memories! The first scene takes place in B. Dalton bookstore located in Shadyside Mall. The cashier answers a call on a big block phone with a long ass antenna. She stacks the shelves with books by an author named Robert Lawrence. The music—specifically Snoop Dogg's Gz and Hustlas—is so 90s! The murders are brutal, bloody and sudden just like in the book series. The suspense is borderline corny and there is no parental figure in sight damn near the whole movie. Again, just like the classic books. It is all so nostalgic and I loved it!

Title: Fear Street: Part One 1994
Author: R.L. Stine
Director: Leigh Janiak
Cast: Kiana Madeira (Deena); Benjamin Flores Jr. (Josh); Olivia Scott Welch (Sam); Julia Rehwald (Kate); Fred Hechinger (Simon)
Book Published: 1992
Movie Released: June 2021
Movie Time: 1 Hour, 47 Min
Book Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤
Movie Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 

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