The nostalgia and connections just keep on coming in “Fear Street Part 2: 1978” this tine with a big fat swing of the axe to the slashers of the 70s and 80s.”
The story jump back in time to see how the curse of Sarah Fier infected Shadyville telling the story of the only survivor, Christina, at a teen summer camp.
With an eye on cult classics like “Friday the 13th,” and “Sleepaway Camp,” this flick is full of undeveloped prefrontal cortexes that epitomizes bad teenage decisions rampant in those early cult slashers—sex and drugs—and even includes slow walking killers and victims tripping over their own feet.
Genius. “Fear Street” is utter geek-horror genius. It exemplifies the tropes of the genres, makes light fun of itself, but takes the fear serious enough not to be a spoof, parody, or dark comedy. It is a horror movie; it’s just that it winks and smiles periodically letting you know it knows what it just did.
Fans of horror simply cannot pass this gem up. I cannot wait to watch the final installment.
Available on Netflix
(By Chris Wison)