Netflix’s “Fear Street” trilogy continues to impress, and “Fear Street Part Two” delivers even more thrills than the excellent part one.
Fear Street Part Two: 1978 picks up after the first film, with Deena and her brother Josh finding C Berman, whose existence is quite reminiscent of Laurie Strode in 2018’s Halloween. After some hostility, she eventually tells the siblings of her own deadly encounter with the evil spirit of Sarah Fier, which happened sixteen years prior at Camp Nightwing in the summer of 1978 — where most of this film takes place.
Stranger Things‘ Sadie Sink leads this film as the younger Christine “Ziggy” Berman. Like Deena, Ziggy is a rebellious outcast from Shadyside dealing with a litany of family issues. Ziggy couldn’t be more different from her “perfect” sister Cindy, who is also at Camp Nightwing.
The horror at Camp Nightwing begins as Cindy and her boyfriend Tommy are cleaning up the mess hall, when suddenly, Tommy is attacked by the camp nurse, Nurse Lane. After the strange attack, Cindy, Tommy — who begins to act rather odd — and their friends begin to investigate Nurse Lane and her obsession with Sarah Fier. Meanwhile, Ziggy gets closer to Nick Goode, the eventual town sheriff, introduced in the first film. As time marches on, Sarah Fier’s grip on Tommy strengthens, and he is soon under her complete control, embarking on a murder spree.
Like Deena and Sam in the first film, Ziggy and Cindy must put aside their differences and come together to save their friends and defeat Sarah Fier.
I am really enjoying these movies!
I think I actually liked this one better than the first film in this series…and I really enjoyed the first.
These are highly entertaining, really solid horror films that I can see becoming a part of a Halloween horror movie marathon tradition for fans.
Like the first film, this film features a heartfelt story brought to life with stellar acting, another killer soundtrack, and loads of brutal kills. It is obviously reminiscent of “Sleepaway Camp” and “Friday the 13th”, but it really does its own unique thing and tells a distinctive story that also connects to a larger whole that is still unfolding.
In this film, the threads are being connected, and it was fascinating to see younger versions of certain characters and see them fleshed out deeper.
Like the first film, Fear Street Part Two is essentially a slasher, but there’s far more to it.
There’s a bit of mystery and romance involved, anchored by strong and relatable characters.
If you’re a horror fan, and you haven’t checked out the Fear Street trilogy yet, do yourself a favor and get caught up for the finale next weekend. This trilogy is shaping up to really be something special, and it’s not too late to get caught up with the rest of your fellow horror fans loving these films!
Currently, you are able to watch Fear Street Part Two: 1978 streaming exclusively on Netflix.