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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)

 -  Horror  -  1 November 1985 (USA)
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A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by Freddy Krueger who is out to possess him to continue his murdering in the real world.

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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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$2,200,000 (estimated)

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$30,000,000 (USA)
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Robert Shaye:  the S&M bartender is played by the movie's producer. See more »

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During the pool party, one teenager attempts to talk Freddy down, only to be slashed by Freddy and thrown towards a fire. When he is thrown towards the fire, there is no injury or damage to his clothes where Freddy slashed him. See more »

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Freddy Krueger: [snickering from behind the desk after Jesse's transformation]
Lisa: Jesse?
Freddy Krueger: [Raking his claw on the top of the desk before standing up and nearing Lisa] He can't hear you, because I'm him.
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YOU ARE ALL MY CHILDREN NOW!!!
21 August 2003 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2 is a worthy follow up to the classic original. The themes established in the first film are furthered here, as young Jesse (Mark Patton), who has moved into 1428 Elm Street, is haunted by Freddy Krueger (the always wonderful Robert Englund). Krueger, not content with haunting people in their dreams, uses Jesse to extract his mayhem on the real world. The characters in this film are not as nicely developed as in the original (particularly Jesse's sitcom-like family and a vicious gym teacher), and the film also lacks part one's deep feeling of tension and gloom. Still, it has a nicely developed premise, and I liked its usage of psychological horror to draw the viewer into Patton's character. It developed, rather than rehashed, the themes of the first film. While definitely far from a great movie, it is certainly a very entertaining and solid sequel.


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