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  • Writer's pictureShantanu Rastogi

Fear Street: Part Two 1978

NETFLIX ORIGINAL

(Non-Spoiler Review)


Fear Street Part Two: 1978 kicks off where Part 1 left. This story recounts the tale of the Camp Nightwing massacre, as shared by C. Berman (Gillian Jacobs), the sole survivor of the slayings, to Deena and her brother, Josh as they try to find a way to remove the witch's control over Sam.


Moving further into the bitter rivalry between neighbouring towns, the perfect Sunnyvale and the seemingly cursed Shadyside, Fear Street 1978 kicks off with rebellious youngster Ziggy (Sadie Sink) being tortured by Sunnyvalers who think she has stolen money from them. With wrists bound and strung up from the very tree where the legendary Sarah Fier was supposedly hanged as a witch, the Sunnvalers taunt her and then burn the inside of her arm with a lighter. Just like 1994, this is a tale of scrappy outsiders pitted against the wealthy but cruel Sunnyvale crowd.


Even as everyone at the camp prepares for the grand finale — the Colour War — a disturbing attack on Tommy by Nightwing's resident Nurse Lane puts Cindy (Emily Rudd) Ziggy's elder sister and the others on edge. As they attempt to investigate what caused the attack, they stumble upon the secret of Sarah Fier's curse — a secret that goes all the way back to 1666.



CONCLUSION:

Fear Street Part Two: 1978 improves slightly over its predecessor but the story is less interesting and has an ok performance by all the cast.

As a standalone, it’s a fast, fun watch with lots of nods to classic films and a good sense of humour, but as part of a whole, Fear Street is building to become something genuinely unique and special of its own.


TSHC's SCORE: 7/10
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