Following a brief but memorable interaction with Nurse Mary Lane (Jordana Spiro), one of the well-meaning, seemingly reliable youths transforms into a baseball bat-swinging murder machine with no care spared for anyone around him. So, who exactly dies in Fear Street Part Two: 1978?
The creators of 'Fear Street Part Two: 1978' did not shy away from using fake blood.
An earlier scene of the movie captures a somewhat medieval-feeling prank orchestrated by Sheila (Chiara Aurelia) and her gang. They go after Ziggy (Sadie Sink), Cindy's (Emily Rudd) rebellious-minded sister.
After tying Ziggy to a tree, Sheila does her best to refashion a lighter into a murder weapon and attempts to burn her. So, does Ziggy die in Fear Street Part Two: 1978? Who makes it out alive, and who doesn't?
Ziggy has a brief chit-chat with Nurse Lane, which goes significantly better than the interaction Cindy and her boyfriend, Tommy (McCabe Slye), have with the health professional. As part of the conversation, Nurse Lane predicts that Tommy will transform into an evil mastermind.
Soon enough, Cindy learns first-hand that the nurse's assessment is, in fact, irreproachable. Having spotted his name on the wall (which lists the name of all serial killers past and present), Tommy goes on an unprecedented rampage, sparing no one regardless of age. One of his first victims is Arnie (Sam Brooks), Alice's (Ryan Simpkins) boyfriend, who is able to tell L484 from other drugs.
Cindy makes several attempts to obliterate Tommy once and for all — none of which prove to be successful. As she discovers, Tommy can skip death and spring back to life at will. He kills Alice just as the serial killers of the past begin to materialize. The killers take down both Cindy and Ziggy.
So, does Ziggy really die in 'Fear Street Part Two: 1978'?
Over the course of the movie, Ziggy has several brushes with death. She gets through the witch-burning scene with minor injuries. As the narrative unfolds, the stakes become higher — and for a brief second, it does appear that she may not make it through. Nick, the future sheriff of the city, comes to Ziggy's rescue, saving her life by giving her CPR.
Her story helps Deena (Kiana Madeira) and Josh (Benjamin Flores Jr.) reevaluate their game plan. Toward the end of the movie, they head to the mall to return Sarah Fier's hand with the rest of her body. Unfortunately, the breakthrough also comes with an unexpected discovery that sets the tone for the third movie, Fear Street Part Three: 1666.
Fear Street Part One: 1994 and Fear Street Part Two: 1978 are available on Netflix now. Fear Street Part Three: 1666 will become available on Netflix on July 16, 2021.