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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (original title)
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A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by Freddy Krueger who is out to possess him in order to continue his murder spree in the real world.



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Melinda O. Fee ...
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A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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Release Date:

1 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge  »

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)


$30,000,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The sequence where Freddy terrorizes the pool party was viewed by the cast and crew as the most nonsensical scene in the film. It was believed that it broke the rules set forth by Wes Craven in the first film, namely because Freddy was attacking people while they were awake. See more »


(at around 3 mins) In the opening scene text on the school bus varies between SCHOOLBUS and SCHOOL BUS. See more »


[first lines]
Boy on Bus: [a student tells another student to turn his boombox down by throwing a paper at his head] Turn it down!
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Freddy's back to terrorize a confused teenage boy!

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2 (1985) was the second film in the Freddy Krueger series. This time his main target is the son of a man who just but the Elm Street house. Freddy preys on this sexually confused kid and forces him to do his bidding and uses him to serve his twisted needs. Can poor Jesse over come the strong willpower of Freddy? Will he be able to discover his true self? Watch and find out, you'll be surprised! Strange stuff.

What I liked about this film was the filmmakers tried to do something different, and it almost killed the series. The plot and storyline was too complex and byzantine for you average horror film. Much of the film's hidden context and meaning would go over the heads of most horror film fans. If Sigmund Freud were alive today he would've had a field day trying to figure out this one. Sadly underrated and unfairly neglected..

Strongly recommended

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