Part Two: 1978
C. Berman watches the news reports of the
recent slayings in Shadyside, with the news still
suspecting Kate and Simon as the prime culprits.
She hears a noise from the kitchen and finds
Deena climbing in through the window. Berman
nearly attacks Deena until she explains that
she is the girl that Berman called earlier.
Deena brings Berman outside with Josh to show
them that they have Sam tied up in the trunk
of their car since she is still possessed.
Although Berman initially refuses to help,
Deena pleads with her until she relents.
Berman brings them back into the house to
tell them the story about how she survived
her own encounter with Sarah Fier.
1978 – Young Ziggy Berman is running through the
woods of Camp Nightwing when she is attacked by
a Sunnyvale camper named Sheila and her cohorts
because Ziggy stole some money from their cabin,
and they taunt her by saying she is possessed
by Sarah Fier. Counselors Will Goode and Kurt
come to break things up as Sheila starts
to burn Ziggy’s arm with a lighter.
Knowing that Ziggy already has a history of
causing problems, Will orders her to go call her
mom to pick her up, but first, she goes to the
older sister Cindy is working as a counselor there
with her boyfriend Tommy Slater, having to deal
with her former friend Alice and her boyfriend
Arnie doing drugs and having sex. Cindy and Alice
were friends until Cindy ratted out Alice for
a crime they committed when they were younger.
Ziggy goes to the office of Nurse Mary Lane,
mother of previous Shadyside killer Ruby.
She is haunted by the fact that her daughter
killed her friends and then herself.
Mary insinuates that some of the murders were
justified as she wraps the bandage around
Ziggy’s arm too tightly. Afterward, Ziggy meets
up with Cindy, and they argue as Cindy talks
about wanting to leave Shadyside, but Ziggy says
nobody gets out of there. More bickering ensues,
and Cindy calls Ziggy a monster.
Cindy is scrubbing moss off the floors
in an outhouse with Tommy when they are found
by Mary. She tries to attack Tommy, but he is
able to push her off of him and knock her out.
Tommy is also injured in the back of the head.
Mary is taken to the hospital, with people
assuming she is just as crazy as her daughter was.
At the scene is young Nick Goode, whose father
was sheriff before his death, and everyone in town
knows Nick is “heir apparent” to succeed him.
The campers and counselors are preparing for a
color war that night. Ziggy is preparing for a
revenge prank against Sheila after finding that
she and her friends wrote nasty things about her
in her room. Cindy joins Tommy, Alice, and Arnie
as they go into Mary’s office to get what they
think are hard drugs, but is really just Tylenol.
All the while, Tommy starts to feel unwell. Alice
finds Mary’s diary, which contains a map of the
area, as well as the legend of the witch, which
states that if Sarah’s hand is reunited with her
body, the curse will come to an end. The map leads
them to Sarah’s old home, going underground to the
caverns where the names of previous killers under
Sarah’s influence are carved into stone. Cindy
and Alice then find Tommy’s name on there. Arnie
approaches Tommy, thinking he is just really high,
but Tommy grabs an axe off the wall and splits
Arnie’s face open in front of the girls.
The two-run and make it far enough to cause
rocks to collapse and seemingly trap Tommy,
but he manages to make his escape while Cindy
and Alice are still trapped down there.
Nick helps Ziggy prank Sheila by
filling a bucket full of creepy bugs,
luring her to the outhouse under the impression
that Will was asking her to join her.
They pull the bucket and dump the bugs on her
before trapping her in the outhouse. Not far away,
a Shadyside camper named Jeremy is brutally
murdered by Tommy. Ziggy and Nick start to kiss
until they hear screams from campers who discover
Jeremy’s remains. The counselors gather all the
remaining campers in the outhouse. Tommy also goes
after Kurt’s girlfriend Joan hacking her to death
after she has sex with Kurt, and then he proceeds
to go after more innocent campers left alone.
Cindy and Alice continue to try and make their
way out of the caverns. They come across what
looks like a gigantic rotting beating organ.
Alice touches it and sees visions of all of
Sarah’s previous killers, even seeing a vision
of a dead Cindy and other victims of the murders.
Alice gets injured when she falls over, and a bone
pops out of her leg. Cindy tends to her wounds,
and the girls admit things to each other. Cindy
admits to having snitched on Alice to save her
skin, while Alice tells Cindy that she had slashed
her wrists to cope with her dismal home life.
Ziggy remembers Sheila is in the outhouse and
goes to find her along with another counselor
named Gary (Drew Scheid). Sheila attacks
Ziggy, but then has her lights knocked out by
Ziggy. Cindy and Alice manage to find
out that there is an exit above them
when Cindy finds the same moss from the outhouse.
They call out for help, and Ziggy finds them.
As she and Gary try pulling Alice out first,
Tommy comes and decapitates Gary, causing them
to drop Alice while Ziggy makes a run for it. She
is found by Nick, who tries to get her to safety,
until Tommy comes and attacks. He slashes
at Nick’s leg while Ziggy runs and sees
that she has missed the bus taking the
other campers and counselors to safety.
Cindy and Alice manage to find a way around that
lead them to the mess hall. Ziggy is there while
Tommy goes after her, attacking her before she
wraps the burlap sack around his head that he
later wears as a ghost. Cindy manages to break
free from the cellar and stabs Tommy repeatedly
until he is dead, saving her sister. The girls
reconcile and reaffirm their love for one another.
Alice emerges with Sarah’s skeletal hand, and
they plan to bring the hand back to her body,
until Ziggy gets a nosebleed and drips on the
hand. This causes her to see a vision of Sarah,
as well as to reanimate Tommy’s corpse back
to life. Just before the girls head out,
Tommy slashes Alice’s throat, killing her. Cindy
beheads him with a shovel as the two sisters run.
Ziggy and Cindy make it to the Hanging Tree where
Sarah died, but they are soon faced by Tommy,
Ruby Lane, the Milkman Harry Rooker,
and masked child killer Billy Barker.
Just as the girls try to put the hand on the
ground, the killers get closer. Cindy orders
Ziggy to make a run for it while she fights off
Tommy. Unfortunately, Tommy gets the upper hand
and begins hacking Cindy to death, while the
Milkman stabs Ziggy in the gut repeatedly.
The killers vanish, and the sisters die
side-by-side. Nick shows up and manages
to revive Ziggy with CPR, but Cindy is gone.
In the present, Berman reveals that she was Ziggy,
as her real name is Christine. Although
she told Nick that the curse was real,
he couldn’t back up her claims due to fears
that it would compromise his future as sheriff,
so he just tells authorities that Tommy went
crazy. Christine still insists that there is
no way to defeat Sarah, but Deena and Josh ask her
if Sarah’s hand is still under the Hanging Tree.
It is, as the Shadyside Mall is now where Camp
Nightwing used to be. While the two are doing
this, Christine attempts to contact Nick. Deena
then takes the hand to Sarah’s grave in the woods,
but as she does so, she finds herself
back in 1666, where she is now Sarah.