“Shadyside, 1978. School’s out for summer and the activities at Camp Nightwing are about to begin. But when another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill, the fun in the sun becomes a gruesome fight for survival.”
Give me all of the Camp Crystal Lake vibes!
Fear Street Part 2: 1978 comes out on Friday, July 9 and it is going be even more nostalgia horror entertainment. The story is moving backwards to 1978, focusing on Cindy Berman. In 1994 we are introduced to the character as someone who survived the witch attack. The elder version of Berman is played by Gillian Jacobs, and the younger version who’s POV is probably going to be told to us is being played by Emily Rudd.
In 1978, Berman is attending Camp Nightwing where all hell breaks loose. From the start, there are going to be horror movie homages littered throughout Fear Street Part 2: 1978. For example, it can’t be a coincidence that Ziggy (David Bowie love) Berman, played by Sadie Sink of Stranger Things fame, is playing with a bucket of blood and then the next thing is having a bucket of something dumped on someone. Anyone else getting the Carrie (1976) nod?
There is an evil book and symbol and an old person prophesizing death for everyone. Staples of eeriness. We are going to be getting more of the axe-murdering psycho with no face…AND A CREEPY AS CHILD IN A MASK. That was not in Fear Street Part 1: 1994.
Looking at other familiar faces in this trailer in cast, it appears we are getting Matthew Zuk of Hillhouse retribution in the Fear Street story now. He plays the Mayor of something…and Brandon Spink plays the young Will Goode at Camp Nightwing. Also, thought it was obvious, Deena (Kiana Madeira) and Josh (Benjamin Flores Jr.) are back to hear the story from Cindy Berman.
It should be said that the song “I Will Survive” is a nice nod to the times and to the fact that Cindy Berman did survive the 1978 terror we will see unfold this upcoming Friday.
It is hard not to go into Fear Street Part 2: 1978 with positive vibes. The casting in the first movie was great and its execution was impressive from director Leigh Janiak. Now we get to see this story continue and hopefully it provides that laughs and goosebumps the first part paved the path for.