Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021)

Directed by Leigh Janiak. Written by Janiak and Zak Olkewicz. Starring Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Ryan Simpkins, Gillian Jacobs, McCabe Slye, Ted Sutherland, Jordana Spiro, Kiana Madeira, Benjamin Flores Jr., Ashley Zukerman and Olivia Scott Welch.

Plot: a group of teens at Camp Nightwing must come together to survive a possessed counselor.

In the 90’s, Deena (Madeira) and Josh (Flores Jr.) take Sam (Welch), who’s still possessed to C. Berman (Jacobs) and she tells them about 1978, when she was at Camp Nightwing. Back then she was known as Ziggy (although this wasn’t apparent till the end of the movie, but whatever). And Ziggy was hated by Sheila, a fellow camper who claims that Ziggy is like, “so weird” because she’s possessed by Sarah Fier. So, Sheila tries to burn Ziggy at the stake, so to speak, but a young Nick Goode (Sutherland) saves her. He obviously likes her, too.

Ziggy’s sister, Cindy (Rudd), is a counselor there and wants Ziggy to stop getting in so much trouble, but she doesn’t listen. To be honest, Ziggy’s kind of a little brat. Not very likable at all even though she’s the one getting bullied. But the real plot of the story starts once two drugged out counselors, Alice (Simpkins) and Arnie, who only care about having “fun”, find Nurse Lane’s (Spiro) diary which states that Sarah Fier cut off her own hand and that it had to be reunited with the body in order to stop the curse. So, they go ahead and decide to try and find Sarah’s house. Once in Sarah’s house, Cindy’s boyfriend, Tommy (Slye), becomes possessed and kills Arnie. Then, he goes after the rest.

There’s some funny parts, but they’re scarce. The acting is good, but the rules sucked. There’s two whole sex scenes with no boobs. We were never fully rooting for anyone and were overall disappointed. I mean, why isn’t Sunnyvale cursed, too? It doesn’t make any sense. We really didn’t like this one. Even more so than the first. As a matter of fact, DJ hated it. Can’t wait to tell you about the third feature.

My score: 24. DJ’s score: 18.

4 thoughts on “Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021)

  1. This movie was way too dark. I couldn’t see anything and I know it’s not because I am getting old.

    The thing I didn’t like about this was the killers. I know they were going for Jason/jack Torrence thing but there wasn’t any real good pursuit or set up tension kills. The slater guy just shows up and whacks someone in the face. Also, how does this curse even work? Some people flip right away while others progressively go insane? I don’t get it.

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