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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 deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger, who is out to possess him in order to continue his reign of terror in the real world.

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Mrs. Webber
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Mr. Grady
Donna Bruce ...
Mrs. Grady
Hart Sprager ...
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Storyline

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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Someone is coming back to Elm Street! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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1 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,865,475, 3 November 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$29,999,213
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Trivia

This film is famous for having undertones and themes that many perceive as homoerotic, and the events of the film are often seen as an allegory for Jesse's closeted homosexuality. While the makers of the film initially denied that this subtext was intentional, Screenwriter David Chaskin eventually admitted that the subtext was intentionally written into the script, in order to give the characters more depth. See more »

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(at around 1h 6 mins) Towards the end of Freddy and Lisa's tussle in the hall way, you can clearly see Kim Myers' stunt double, when she kicked Freddy in the face, while he's biting her leg. See more »

Quotes

[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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Soundtracks

Touch Me (All Night Long)
Written by Patrick Adams (as. P. Adams) and Greg Carmichael (as D. Carmichael)
Performed by Wish featuring Fonda Rae
Produced by Greg Carmichael and Patrick Adams
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The Second Entry (Dun-dun-duh)
13 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Why in God's name did this film get a four? I don't understand it! Okay, so it's not as good as the first one, but it's really close. If we were to compare the parts of the film, it would look something like this:

Beginning: Nightmare 1 wins here. It's more mysterious than 2. In 1 Tina's in a boiler room with Fred Krueger scratching his knives on things. In 2 Jesse's on a bus and suddenly Krueger's driving and they're on some sort of pillar with lava below them.

Middle: I don't want to retell every part of both movies, so I'll just tell you who wins: Number 1, but not by a whole lot, sort of a 10-9 thing. 1 has more suspense, 2 has more plot development and explains things better. But in 1, we care about the characters more. And that's why it wins.

End: That would go to 2. The climax is more exciting. In 1 the ending kind of sucked, with bringing Krueger into the real world with Nancy putting traps all over the place... Yeah, it was nor so good. But in 2 he comes into the real world and starts killing kids at a party. It was way better.

I really don't have to retell the plot because everybody else has told it correctly, so I'll just give my recommendation: SEE THIS MOVIE!


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