These FEAR Street movies keep getting better. Comparing the first one, FEAR Street: Part One – 1994, I think 1978 is the superior film. When it comes to originality, there’s much to be desired. It clearly paid homage to the Friday the 13th franchise. However, there’s enough character development and subplots that prevent it from being a complete rip off.
The teenagers in this movie are mean as shit. I’m talking borderline psychopath. Camp Nightwing is not the place to send your children unless you want them traumatized or murdered with an axe. In line with the 70s theme, there are drugs, sex, and random romance with no build up whatsoever. Oh, and a ton of super explicit violence!
This has the most graphic murders I’ve seen. It’s more of a supernatural horror film and less slasher. The final scene is very disturbing, almost unbearable. It set my expectations relatively high, and I can’t wait to see the conclusion of this trilogy which is now set in 1666. Fear Street: Part 2 – 1978 is for true fans of the genre and gets a well-earned 8.5 out of 10.