Fear Street: 1978

Fear Street: 1978 ★★★½

Takes the stakes of the first fil, expands them, and really leans into the whole mythos of the series. It gets to the action far more quickly and by dropping us into the story medias res, it feels like the writers trust us a little more. We know what this is all about, we know some of the characters -- even if they're almost two decades younger -- and we're just going to roll with it. It's messy and violent while still mixing in the level of fun, character development, and humor which the 1994 did so well. This one, arguably, does it even better, and leaves us with characters with whom we connect with really well, thanks to the further ramping-up of the divisions between Sunnyside and Shadyside.