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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge -- 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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Director:
Writers:
David Chaskin (written by) and
Wes Craven (characters)
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Release Date:
1 November 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The first name in terror returns... See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
At least it had the guts to be a bit different... See more (306 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Jack Sholder 
 
Writing credits
David Chaskin (written by)

Wes Craven  characters

Produced by
Stephen Diener .... executive producer
Stanley Dudelson .... executive producer
Michael S. Murphey .... line producer
Sara Risher .... co-producer
Robert Shaye .... producer
Joel Soisson .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Young 
 
Cinematography by
Jacques Haitkin 
Christopher Tufty 
 
Film Editing by
Bob Brady 
Arline Garson 
 
Production Design by
Gregg Fonseca (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Maggie Martin 
 
Costume Design by
Gail Viola 
 
Makeup Department
Wendy Hogan .... assistant makeup artist
Daniel Marc .... makeup artist
Bart Mixon .... special makeup effects artist
Robin L. Neal .... hair stylist
Mark Shostrom .... transformation effects creator
Kevin Yagher .... makeup and effects creator: Freddy Krueger
Kevin Yagher .... special makeup effects
 
Production Management
Rachel Talalay .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Whitney R. Hunter .... second assistant director
Marshall D. Moore .... third assistant director
Mark Shostrom .... co-director second unit: transformation sequence (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Dwayne Grady .... set dresser
Robert Lucas .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Darrell Hanzalik .... looping editor
Larry Porche .... boom operator
Ed White .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Richard Albain .... special mechanical effects
Paul Boyington .... special effects
Rick Lazzarini .... special puppet effects creator
Ron Nary .... special mechanical effects
Kevin Yagher .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Oded Beckman .... miniatures
Paul Boyington .... special visual effects designer and director
Richard Delaney .... effects animator
Loring Doyle .... effects animator
Bridget Erdman .... effects animator
John M. Gonzalez .... live action
Paul Huston .... miniatures
Darius Khadjenouri .... miniatures
Ian Kincaid .... live action
Michael Litterback .... live action
Wes Takahashi .... effects animator
 
Stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Dan Bradley .... stunts
Scott Alan Cook .... stunts
Christopher Doyle .... stunts (as Chris Doyle)
Frank Lloyd .... stunts
Ray Lykins .... stunts
C.J. McBeath .... stunts
Denney Pierce .... stunts (as Denny Pierce)
Ray Shaffer .... stunts
Marneen Fields .... stunts: fight scene (uncredited)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Gulbin .... grips carpenter
Christopher Tufty .... director of photography: additional photography
Gregory Vanger .... second unit loader
 
Other crew
John Blake .... assistant: Mark Shostrom
Tom Calderaro .... synthesizer programmer
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Wendy Cooke .... assistant: Kevin Yagher
Earl Ellis .... assistant: Kevin Yagher
Glenn Gaylord .... assistant accountant
Bart Mixon .... assistant: Mark Shostrom
Luc G. Nicknair .... production assistant
Gregor Punchatz .... assistant: Mark Shostrom
Anthony Showe .... assistant: Mark Shostrom
Don Wyse .... fire safety
 

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Also Known As:
"A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge" - USA (original title)
"Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2 Freddy's Wraak" - Belgium (English title) (festival title)
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Runtime:
87 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the opening sequence, the bus driver is Robert Englund without the heavy "Freddy Krueger" make-up and his signature clothing.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Jesse and Grady are fighting with each on the school baseball field and coach Schnider starts to walk over, in the background you can see the guy wearing the baseball mitt behind the coach. In the next shot you can see him encouraging Jesse and Grady to keep fighting with each other.See more »
Quotes:
Jesse Walsh:It's starting to happen again.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
1, 2 Freddy's Coming for You See more »

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18 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
At least it had the guts to be a bit different..., 23 April 2003
Author: mentalcritic from Southern Hemisphere

Now that Nightmare is up to seven or eight sequels, while Friday The 13th is up to ten (and counting), it must be hard to look back on the days when horror films tried to be vaguely original or even different. With all the Screams and I Know What Your Breasts Did Last Summers, making Freddy's Revenge in these "enlightened" days would be just about impossible.

But culture, and particularly youth culture, in the 1980s was considerably different, certainly far less conservative and anti-creative. In those days, The Cure were a big thing, and even the most basic of pop sludge was far more creative than what we have today. Not to mention that it was far easier to make dodgy films and get them released theatrically.

A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2 picks up five years after the original, although it was a rush-job filmed less than a year after said original was out of the theatre. The film company, at that time the independent startup known as New Line, saw a quick and easy meal ticket that only required them to convince Robert Englund to submerge himself in what looks like three tons of multi-coloured latex. So the idea of a decent script, decent actors, or decent photography, went right out the window.

Which is kind of sad, really, when you consider that this is the only Freddy film in which an original premise is used. You might want to skip the rest of this paragraph if you have yet to see it. In it, a young man (whose behaviour is consistent with repressed homosexuality, in one of those hilarious plot coincidences) has just moved into the house from which Nancy originally dealt with Freddy. With the help of the sort of girlfriend any other male (and even some females) of this age would want to climb atop of at every opportunity, our hero attempts to fight off Freddy (and his own gayness), which in turn creates some very interesting plot devices. The moment when our heroine is holding up a carving knife at Freddy, who gives her a graphic and terrifying demonstration of the fact that she'll kill her (confused) lover if she kills Freddy, could have been one of the most horrific moments in the entire series. I am not quite convinced that it isn't, given that the only other episode in the series that was vaugely adult after this point was Part 3.

Unfortunately, the actors hired for these roles cannot act their way out of a wet paper bag. The only cast member with acting skills that even compare to Robert Englund's would be Marshall Bell. I am convinced that his turn here as the (gay) gym teacher was what got him hired to be in Total Recall and StarShip Troopers. Mark Patton (no relation to the Mike Patton who leads Mr. Bungle or the Mike Patton who was an early cast member in You Can't Do That On Television) is terrible - his only talent, as such, is to scream like a seventy-year-old woman. The actors who play his family look as if they belong on a cheap knock-off of Family Ties. The best actor in the whole piece was the budgie, who seemed to decide he would rather explode than be in this idiotic film a second longer.

When all is said and done, Robert Louis Stevenson said it much better in The Frightening Tale Of Doctor Jekyll And Mister Hyde (although there are no shortage of adaptations to that work which suck more than this). Normally, I would give this effort a three out of ten, but it gets two bonus points because it is like no other episode in the Nightmare canon, and that is a damned good thing when you put it alongside episodes four through seven.

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