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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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$30,000,000 (USA)
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A Highly Under-appreciated "Nightmare" sequel
14 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

After reading several reviews for "Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge", most of which being quite poor, I was a bit wary whether or not to see this film. However, upon seeing it, this sequel to Wes Craven's hit scare-fest wasn't nearly as bad as what many critics make out.

The story focuses a Jesse, a young teenager. His family moved into the house vacated by the main character of the original and, sure enough, weird things start to happen. Jesse is possessed by the soul of a deceased child-killer Freddy Kruger, and Freddy uses Jesse to kill the children of Elm Street. According to fans, the main reason for the hatred of "Freddy's Revenge" is because that this film wasn't consistent with the first. Freddy is too dark a character (he plays almost a satanic force in this film) and there are too many homosexual themes running through the movie. This I found barely noticeable and didn't detract from the story whatsoever.

In short, this sequel to "Nightmare on Elm Street" is only marginally worse than the first. The special effects are quite terrific and there are some very bloody murders at the hand of Freddy Kruger's trademark knives, along with some genuine scares. However, if I was to fault this film, it would have to be its pace. Be warned - it is quite slow at times but, when it takes off about half way through the film, it is relentless. The film has been recently released on DVD in Australia, along with the original and third film, and is rated MA 15+ for strong horror violence after being rerated from its original R 18+ rating.

I would rank the film an 8.5 out of ten.


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