Fear Street heads back to the ’70s with Fear Street Part 2: 1978, the second entry in Netflix’s pretty damn great Fear Street trilogy. The sequel drops onto the streaming service this week, continuing the tale of the cursed town of Shadyside, and its unlucky residents trying to stay alive while battling against supernatural forces and masked killers. Before you take a trip to the summer of ’78 this weekend, check out a new Fear Street Part 2 clip below featuring Stranger Things star Sadie Sink dealing with some unhappy campers. Read More »
The Fear Street saga continues with Fear Street Part 2: 1978, a less-successful sequel that still manages to thrill and surprise. Fear Street Part 1: 1994 was a tribute to the late ’90s slasher revival that was launched with the game-changing Scream. 1978 strives for another era – the days of The Burning and Friday the 13th (two movies, I should add, that actually came out in the ’80s, not the ’70s). The cheeky self-awareness that populated the first film is less present here, replaced instead with an emotional, even melancholy tale of two young sisters hurtling towards certain doom.
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The following contains spoilers for Fear Street Part 1: 1994.
Netflix launched the first entry in the Fear Street trilogy over the holiday weekend, and the feedback (from what I can tell, at least) has been overwhelmingly positive. Horror fans seem delighted with director Leigh Janiak‘s surprisingly bloody throwback to the era of Scream, told through the lens of the teen-centric terrors conjured up in R.L. Stine paperbacks. 1994 has a big climax set in a grocery store, resulting in a shocking kill that’s both a feast for gore-fans while also being surprisingly emotional. And according to Janiak, we haven’t seen anything yet. The sequel, Fear Street Part 2: 1978, is going to be even bloodier.
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