Poor pacing can’t save FEAR STREET PART TWO from literally going to the crapper. It’s impressive how the creators connect what happens in each film. but a soggy 1st act bogs down what could’ve been a fun 1970’s summer camp spoof.
The 1st act sets up the classic horror movie cliched characters at a teen summer camp in 1978. The 2nd act turns into a blood bath. While the 3rd act allows for the unlikely heroes to try and save the day from evil. Unfortunately, the experience feels like waiting too long for your meal to come at a restaurant. Audiences get horror by now. All the time spent waiting is not needed. I want to enjoy the empty caloric main course, aka the horrific blood bath that is the 2nd act.
I’ll say this about FEAR STREET. I’ve watched both episodes late at night alone in the house, and each time I’ve turned lights on or gone to investigate a loud bump more carefully due to being scared. So 1978 might not be as good as 1994, but the film does a serviceable enough job by actually scaring the audience.
It’s available on Netflix.