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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge -- Freddy's back...and he wants revenge. When teenager Jesse Walsh moves toElm Street, Freddy Krueger starts appearing in his nightmares.
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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David Chaskin (written by) and
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Release Date:
1 November 1985 (USA) See more »
The first name in terror returns... See more »
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 »
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Not as bad as some would have you think. See more (321 total) »


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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
Matthew Joseph Peak .... movie poster illustrator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Darrell Hanzalik .... looping editor
Abe Nejad .... sound editor
Larry Porche .... boom operator
Jess Soraci .... sound editor
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
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
Editorial Department
Bobbi Banks .... editing room assistant
Tamar Bihari .... editing room assistant
Nancy Cipes .... editing room assistant
Karen I. Stern .... assistant editor
Neil Eric Wenger .... assistant editor
Music Department
Scott Alexander .... music coordinator
Jeff Vaughn .... music recording engineer
Paul Francis Witt .... conductor
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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87 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Australia:MA (DVD rating) | Australia:M (TV rating) | Australia:R (original rating) | Australia:MA (re-rating) (2005) | Canada:R | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 (2011) | Italy:VM14 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 | Singapore:M18 | Spain:13 (original rating) | Spain:12 (re-rating) (2011) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:16 (video rating, cut)

Did You Know?

The running time for this film is 87 minutes, Freddy appears in just 13 of them.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: (at around 35 mins) During the death scene where the coach is being dragged out of his office and towards the showers, you can see a clear, plastic string under his left arm pulling him.See more »
Jesse Walsh:Listen... I'm in trouble.See more »
Movie Connections:
Touch Me (All Night Long)See more »


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42 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Not as bad as some would have you think., 21 January 2006
Author: AngryChair from Brentwood, USA

The first of the Elm Street sequels is a bit different than the other films of the series, but it's not nearly as bad as some critics say.

Young man (whose family has moved into the Elm Street house) is terrorized by chuckling Freddy, who wants to use him to do his dirty work.

'Elm Street 2 is a fairly entertaining sequel directed by B movie maker Jack Sholder. The movie's possession theme is solidly played out with some tight direction. Sholder gives this movie some well-done moments of shock and dark humor. The opening sequence on the bus is a memorable thrill ride. The film boasts some bloody FX. Charles Bernstein's theme music is missed, but Bing Crosby's song 'Did You Ever See A Dream' makes for a nice touch. Many say that this movie has homosexual themes and granted star Mark Patton does spend much of the movie semi-naked, but the theme is a bit of a stretch.

Robert Englund makes a welcomed return as Freddy, while the rest of the cast does decent performances.

All around, a good sequel that hasn't really gotten critical justice.

Followed by the superior Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987).

*** out of ****

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