Fear Street: Part Three - 1666

Director: Leigh Janiak
Year Released: 2021
Rating: 0.5

The final part of Janiak's Fear Street trilogy - based on the books by R.L. Stine - goes all the way back to the 17th Century when Satanic Panic was spreading over the village of Union - due to ruined crops and a preacher who blinds himself - so being not-so-rational, the locals blame lesbians Sarah Fier (Kiana Madeira) and her lover Hannah (Olivia Scott Welch) and accuse them of witchcraft.  While I do like how the same actors and actresses have been playing different parts in all three parts - suggesting a continuity between past and present (and how trauma spans generations) - it still suffers from the same flaws as the previous two movies (it's also too dark in parts) ... and then, for the final stretch, transports itself back to 1994 to (feebly) try to tie it all together.  The ending leaves the door open for future installments, but I'll be skipping those - if you want to see the way to shoot horror movies in malls, check out Stranger Things, which is at least filled with likeable characters.