Back again, but this time we are headed to the 70's. Fear Street Part 2: 1978 picks up
where part one left off. Deena and Josh take Samantha to the only known survivor of the witch of Shadyside, C. Berman, portrayed by Gillian Jacobs. Reluctant at first, Berman begins telling them the story of her days at Camp Nightwing with her sister. Shadyside and Sunnyvale's divide are further built upon as the kids are split for a game called The Color War Aka Capture the flag. What starts as a normal game turns into a brutal night for everyone's survival as one of the counselors decides to go on a killing spree.
"Stranger Things" alumni Sadie Sink shares the screen with Emily Rudd as Ziggy and
Cindy Berman, two sisters that seem to be a regular at Camp Nightwing. Part 2 plays great
homage it's major influence Friday the 13th but also to other lesser known movies like
Sleepaway Camp. What stood out the most from this film and those it pays homage to was, they are not afraid to actually kill kids. Granted they are pre-teens, but still something I never thought would be on the table. Also, it's been known that virgins usually live in the horror genre. For this Fear Street decided, if I can't get any than no one can and made the virgin the killer (ironic twist). At camp Nightwing it's not about the killer, which turns out to be Tommy Slater (McCabe Slye) Cindy's boyfriend and latest prey of the witch.
This movie dives deeper into the lore of Shadyside and Sunnyvale but never feels it's
overloading the content. We find out the camp is built on top of the same grounds where Sarah Fier was hung. Deena and Josh do find out where the hand of Sarah is and planned to reunite one with body. Once the two are together, Deena has flashbacks of the past and the movie ends. This is setting up the finale where everyone returns in different roles. My only gripe, I wish all the kids from Stranger Things were in this summer camp nightmare.
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