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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)

R  |   |  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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Marshall Bell ...
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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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Release Date:

1 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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$2,200,000 (estimated)


$30,000,000 (USA)

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Star Mark Patton, an openly-gay actor, has amusingly stated that he sees himself as the "first male scream-queen", due to a combination of factors in the film (including the film's homoerotic subtext, the fact that he was often depicted onscreen screaming "like a girl", and because he viewed the character as a closeted gay man). See more »


When Lisa is getting chased in the factory near the end of the film, she grabs onto the catwalk railing with both hands before the flooring gives way. This shows she knew and prepared for it to fall. See more »


Jesse Walsh: [Jessy is afraid and wants to sleep at Grady's house] Something is trying to get inside my body.
Ron Grady: Yeah, and she's female, and she's waiting for you in the cabana. And *you* wanna sleep with me.
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References The Birds (1963) See more »


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ok not everyone's favorite, but...
18 November 1999 | by (Raleigh, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

What they are missing are the campy little details that are hinted through-out the saga. Everything from the stretching tongue to the the exploding bird. You can't deny the fun watching Jesse Walsh shrieking like a scared little schoolgirl when he finds Freddy's glove on his hand. All this and after Jesse's girlfriend comes up to his room and says, "I thought I'd help you unpack." In her sexy voice, moving him toward the bed, they ACTUALLY start unpacking! None of the gags in Freddy's Dead is THAT funny!!!

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