Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through ... See full summary »
Kelly Jo Minter
Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason, who did not really drown in the lake some 30 years before?
Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.
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
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Special-effects man Rick Lazzarini created a "demonic parakeet" puppet for the scene in which the Walsh's pet parakeet flies around and explodes. His puppet was not used because they wanted a regular-looking bird. See more »
When Freddy is wrestling with Lisa on her kitchen floor, his finger knives appear and disappear between shots. See more »
[snickering from behind the desk after Jesse's transformation]
[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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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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