Specifics
USA [2021] - 109m
Genre
Horror
Directed by
Leigh Janiak
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Fear Street Part 2: 1978 poster

Watches

July 11, 2021

2.0*/5.0*

It's quite telling that I could remember surprisingly little from the recap of the first film, this second part doesn't really up the stakes I'm afraid. We're going back to the 70s in this second part, for what is basically just another camp slasher with a bit of witch lore thrown in for good measure.

There's only one person who ever survived the curse of Fier, and desperate for help, the survivors from the first film try to seek her out. She's not very willing, but she caves and tells them the story of Camp Nightwing, where she and her sister experienced the most traumatizing night of their lives.

The horror is pretty basic, the camp slasher clich├ęs are a bit dull, and the performances of the kids are pretty basic. Also, just like the first film, director Janiak has trouble capturing the 70s atmosphere, which makes you wonder why they even bothered. Hopefully the third and final part can redeem the first two mediocre entries.