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Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Just a week after the first Fear Street movie arrived on Netflix, the awkward middle child takes centre stage – a slasher horror set around a teen summer camp where a masked killer chalks up a long list of gory deaths.   Sound familiar?  Well it should after all if Fear Street Part One was homaging the 90’s and Scream, we are firmly in the Friday 13th camp here for the 70’s set sequel.  But whilst this could have been a really fun homage of what everyone loved about those films (Silly deaths, disposable teens, cheap nudity) , Fear Street Part Two: 1978 just doesn’t go far enough – it even commits the biggest sin of taking almost 45 minutes until the first kill finally happens.  Yes it drives the Fear Street narrative further and the cast, once again, are very good but I just think it could have made much more of the movies it was homaging.  It’s far from boring and if you are invested in the trilogy there’s enough to enjoy but it still feels like a missed opportunity.

Best Bit: Gory deaths aplenty (when they finally happened)

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Fear Street Part One: 1994, Scream, Friday The 13th, The Burning 

6 out of 10 stars


 

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...