Fear Street Part Two: 1978 movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Just like the beginning to this film trilogy, Fear Street: 1978 is a disappointing and boring slasher, but it’s even worse this time. There’s plenty of sex, language, violence, and dumb ideas.


In the summer of 1978, Camp Nightwing’s fun activities turn into a gruesome fight for survival as a killer terrorises the camp in the cursed town of Shadyside.

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Movie details

Director: Leigh Janiak
Cast: Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Ryan Simpkins, McCabe Slye, Ted Sutherland, Jordana Spiro, Gillian Jacobs, Kiana Madeira, Benjamin Flores Jr.
Writer: Leigh Janiak, Zak Olkewikz
Release Date (Australia): 9 July 2021
Runtime: 109 minutes/1h 49m
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (MA15+)

The film contains strong horror themes and thematic material including scenes in which characters are possessed by spirits and commit several murders.

Violence (MA15+)

The film contains frequent depictions of horror violence including bloody axe-attacks, stabbings and broken bone detail.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains occasionally aggressive uses of “s**t”, “f**k”, “bitch” and “ass”.

Drug Use (M)

There are depictions of drug use including joint smoking and use of pills throughout, as well as several drug references.

Nudity (M)

The film features breasts and buttocks nudity in a sexualised context.

Sex (MA15+)

The film features two brief sex scenes that include nudity and graphic thrusting detail.

mpaa rating

R (for bloody horror violence, sexual content, nudity, drug use, and language throughout)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Just like the opening part of this dumb film trilogy, Fear Street Part Two: 1978 is a flat, predictable and disappointing teen slasher. It’s just a slasher-thriller with a completely flat story and a painfully tedious momentum. The critics are out of their minds whilst rating this highly and classing it as a true horror mystery with epic tension.

Firstly, Fear Street: 1978 isn’t at all scary or ominous like it believes it is. Based on R.L. Stine’s Fear Street novels, without being anything like the Fear Street novels, this second chapter of a gory trilogy isn’t scary and contains too much unnecessary adult content. It’s another one of those typical horror movies that relies on violence and scary outfits to terrify. Obviously it fails. And to actual real horror fans who have witnessed many slashers, Fear Street 2 is predictable and mostly boring.

It also could’ve been a better part to Fear Street if the characters weren’t so dumb and unlikeable. Every single character is literally just a dramatic, irritating teen who just wants to be the hero and save the day.

What many people will enjoy about this film is the decent storyline and bloody killings, which aren’t as compelling as the first film’s brutal, gory slayings. It’s just a big let down and a complete disappointment. If you are one of those people who are terrified of tedious gore and like simple slashing and mystery, you just aren’t a real horror fan. Fear Street Part Two: 1978 is one of those kinds of horror films.

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