Have you recovered from Fear Street: 1994 yet or do bread slicers still trigger you? Well horror fans, get ready for another installment of camp and carnage in Fear Street: 1978.
The film takes us back to the cursed town of Shadyside, where two rival groups at Camp Nightwing must band together in a fight for survival against a crazed killer.
You would think a trilogy that is working its way backwards in time wouldn’t work, but somehow Fear Street: 1978 totally outdoes its predecessor (but no brutal bread slicing level gore this time).
Similar to Fear Street: 1994, the film relishes in nostalgia, borrowing familiar aesthetics and elements from 1970’s films such as Friday the 13th and Carrie, all set to an incredible soundtrack.
However, what makes 1978 better than 1994 is its darker and more tragic storyline and deeper —and dare I say it, more likable — characters. And it makes those kills way more painful to watch than those of 1994.
The cast is absolutely dynamic, especially Sadie Sink who is FANTASTIC. We all knew she was a winner with Stranger Things, but her performance as the “final girl” solidifies her as a leading lady for this new Netflix age of horror.
I have to say, at this point I am invested in the Fear Street trilogy. It’s not perfect but it’s hella fun for any fan of the slasher genre.
And honestly, I can’t wait to finish this story next week in Fear Street: 1666.
Final Thoughts: The middle chapter of Fear Street is double the fun, double the gore and way more interesting and fleshed out than its predecessor.