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See “STRANGER THINGS’” Sadie Sink in a clip from “FEAR STREET PART 2: 1978”

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

She faces peril from her own peers in the second of Netflix’s three-movie series.

Debuting this Friday, July 9 on the streamer, FEAR STREET PART 2: 1978 jumps back in time from PART 1: 1994 (reviewed here) to shed more light on the frightening secrets of the town of Shadyside. The synopsis: “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.” Leigh Janiak (HONEYMOON) directed all three films, and scripted PART 2: 1978 with Zak Olkewicz; the cast also includes Emily Rudd, Ryan Simpkins (SURVEILLANCE, ANGUISH), McCabe Slye, Ted Sutherland, Jordana Spiro and Gillian Jacobs. PART 3: 1666 follows on July 16.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.