Fear Street Part Two: 1978 reveals C. Berman’s true identity in his final third act, but not before he dropped an important clue at the beginning of the film.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Fear Street Part 2: 1978, which is now streaming on Netflix.
Within Fear Street Part 2: 1978, audiences enjoy traveling back in time to the infamous 1978 Camp Nightwing massacre in Shadyside. Told from the perspective of C. Berman, the only known camper, besides the city’s future Sheriff, Nick Goode, who survived the bloodbath. Part 1: 1994The last girl, Deena, her brother Josh, and his possessed girlfriend Sam, believe that C. Berman’s story may somehow unlock a way to break the Shadyside curse of the vengeful witch Sarah Fier, who has doomed the city since 1666. .
While C. Berman is known to have survived, it is not entirely clear at the beginning of her story who she is. As Berman’s story about her and her sister unfolds, it leads audiences to think that she is the teenager with the good two shoes named Cindy Berman, as the other sister’s name is Ziggy. However, tuned-in horror fans might have seen two sneaky clues that prove C. Berman could never have been Cindy Berman. One has everything to do with his name and the other is linked to Goode’s actions in 1994.
Going by the name Ziggy, C. Berman proved to be a devoted David Bowie fan in her teens. The name is a call to the iconic 1972 rock album. The rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and the spiders of Mars. The public does not know that this is a nickname in the middle of the tragic flashback; However, Fear Street Part 2 ‘The bloody final act reveals that Berman’s real name is Christine “Ziggy” Berman.
When the public meets the current C. Berman, they also learn that her dog’s name is Major Tom. Fellow Bowie fans would have likely realized that C. Berman chose to name his dog after a character from Bowie’s song “Space Oddity,” so they may have realized early on the identity of Ziggy once introduced us through his flashback.
The second and more subtle clue is that in Part 1: 1994 Sheriff Goode delivers an ominous note to a house that reads, “It’s happening again.” At that time, the audience does not know to whom the note is addressed, but the introduction of Part 2: 1978 make it clear that it is for C. Berman.
During the first moments of the 1978 flashback, Nick Goode comes to “rescue” a rebellious Ziggy. While seeing a grown Nick Goode warning a now grown C. Berman of trouble creates a nice parallel moment and sows the seed that deep down, Nick Goode might want to be less selfish and even rekindle a relationship with her. he also shows a personal and reserved interest in Ziggy.
During the 1978 flashback, Nick Goode and Cindy Berman do not speak. Although it is quite possible that he might I just got close to a fellow survivor, his nature in doing it, late at night, tired of people seeing it, goes back to the same scared teenager in 1978, not quite ready to defend who or what. you believe, including C. Berman.
Directed and co-written by Leigh Janiak, the Fear Street trilogy stars Sadie Sink, Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Darrell Britt-Gibson, Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, Jeremy Ford, and Gillian Jacobs. The first part: 1994 and the second part: 1978 are already available on Netflix, followed by the third part: 1666 on July 16.Fear Street Part Two: 1978 reveals C. Berman’s true identity in his final third act, but not before he dropped an important clue at the beginning of the film.
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