Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
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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Had this film failed, New Line might not have survived. The movie hit big enough to finally give the studio some cash flow, and in the following years New Line rode the Elm Street train to further success, had a hit with another horror franchise (Critters (1986)), cranked out John Waters' movies, and turned into both a respectable and profitable mini-major during the 90s. However, all of that was uncertain back when this film was being made. Studio head Robert Shaye micromanaged every aspect of the production, regularly confusing crew members by stepping over the line and offering orders which should have come from the director. That led to an understandably uneasy relationship between Shaye and Jack Sholder. On top of this, the production was remarkably rushed, slotted for a November 1, 1985 release date, when the first film had only been released on November 9 of the previous year.
As a result, tensions were high, the hours were long, and the work was hard. There was no real time to stop and second guess the direction of the franchise. In the Never Sleep Again documentary, Robert Englund recalls several moments during filming, such as the pool sequence where Freddy appears to teenagers outside of their dreams, where he struggled with playing the part because so much of it felt like it was going against the rules set in the first installment. See more »
When Coach Schneider is getting attacked by the balls in his office, the pneumatic tubing is visible out the back of the tennis ball tubes. See more »
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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I think this film is very good, not as the first one but very good. Freddy is darker than part 3-6 and it's cool. The story is quite good and original. Robert Englund has done a very great job like in the six others. If Wes Craven would worked on this movie, the movie would be almost perfect. I rate this film ***1/2 out of *****.
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