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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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Whenever Freddy is on-screen, whalesong has been added to the background music. This only adds to the eerie dream feeling. See more »

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When the coach is getting bombarded by basketballs and volleyballs one of the balls flies out, smacks him in the head and then bounces on the floor. At one point it is a volleyball and at another point it is a basketball. See more »

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Lisa: [about Jesse] I don't know, Kerry. I feel like I should go see him, but I can't just leave the party.
Kerry: Ha. Fuck the party. Go see him.
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Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?
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Not as bad as some would have you think.
21 January 2006 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

The first of the Elm Street sequels is a bit different than the other films of the series, but it's not nearly as bad as some critics say.

Young man (whose family has moved into the Elm Street house) is terrorized by chuckling Freddy, who wants to use him to do his dirty work.

'Elm Street 2 is a fairly entertaining sequel directed by B movie maker Jack Sholder. The movie's possession theme is solidly played out with some tight direction. Sholder gives this movie some well-done moments of shock and dark humor. The opening sequence on the bus is a memorable thrill ride. The film boasts some bloody FX. Charles Bernstein's theme music is missed, but Bing Crosby's song 'Did You Ever See A Dream' makes for a nice touch. Many say that this movie has homosexual themes and granted star Mark Patton does spend much of the movie semi-naked, but the theme is a bit of a stretch.

Robert Englund makes a welcomed return as Freddy, while the rest of the cast does decent performances.

All around, a good sequel that hasn't really gotten critical justice.

Followed by the superior Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987).

*** out of ****


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