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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)
A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by Freddy Krueger who is out to possess him in order to continue his murder spree 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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1 November 1985 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,000,000 (USA)
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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 »

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27 October 1999 | by (Montreal,Canada) – See all my reviews

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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