We’re taking a trip back to Fear Street with the second installment in this trilogy of terror. Fear Street Part Two: 1978 focuses on the Camp Nightwing massacre of 1978. This sequel (well, prequel really) begins right where 1994 left off. Deena and Josh run to find C. Verman, one of the survivors of the Nightwing massacre, to find out once and for all if she can help end the centuries old curse and save Sam’s life.
This one was a fun watch. Reminiscent of the 70’s and 80’s slasher movies that I love. The acting I thought was on point and I really liked the character of Alice. I don’t know if I necessarily liked her in the beginning but she grew on me and I thought she was being set up to be one of the heroines in this film. She was in some respects. Although I love slasher films, I feel like usually the slasher has some pretty unique kills. The killer in this film for the most part killed everyone the same way. A lot of them were brutal kills so that was cool but I would have liked more of a death variety.
I personally didn’t care for all the sex in the film. I get it, its a slasher film. Sex is an important part in films like this. It didn’t take anything away from the film. I still enjoyed it. I’m probably just being a selfish mama as I think I would have enjoyed watching this with my daughter.
I loved the soundtrack in this one. Funny thing – I think they played Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas twice and every time I heard it I thought the Winchesters were going to drive up and save the day LOL.
There was a surprise for me towards the end of this film. The writers kind of made me believe something that was really wasn’t. Make sense to you? No? OK well some may not see where I’m going with this but that realization made me say “wow, ok – I see what you did there”.
They tied in the end of 1994 to this film very well and frankly I think they linked the last movie in this series to this film well also. Looking forward to the last installment in this franchise, Fear Street Part Three: 1666. Wonder if they’ll resolve all in part three or if they will leave us hanging somehow. We’ll find out soon enough.
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