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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 »
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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:
Not the worst, but not the best either. 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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Additional Details

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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Trivia:
JoAnn Willette is one of the girls seated in the back of the school bus driven by Freddy at the beginning of the film. She would later go on to star in the ABC sitcom "Just the Ten of Us" (1988), a program which not only featured numerous references to the "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise, but also co-starred Heather Langenkamp (from the first, third, and seventh films) and Brooke Theiss (from the fourth film).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Freddy Kruger jumps through a glass door and disappears mid jump. At the point he vanishes, so do several pieces of the doors debris. Clearly there were two takes, one with Freddy jumping, one without and they simply faded between them. This is very noticeable if you look at the door pieces at the top left of frame.See more »
Quotes:
Ron Grady:Schneider got wasted last night. He must have been working late. Some maniac sliced him up like a kielbasa, hacked him in the shower. Got bloody footprints all over the place.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Touch Me (All Night Long)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Not the worst, but not the best either., 14 June 1999
Author: G.Spider

The opening scenes of this film are very promising. The title music has a very sinister, menacingly calm quality to it and there is an excellently nightmarish sequence in a school bus which is driven by Freddy.

But generally the film is a might-have-been. True, it has its moments, such as the discovery of Nancy's diary and the scene at the party, but things are pretty tame compared to the first film. Jesse is the new teenager living in Nancy's old house and haunted by nightmares, but apart from the opening sequence there are very few dreamlike effects. There are some nightmarish animals but they are too briefly seen and are in such total darkness that they're barely visible. The film is more of a cliched haunted house yarn than a story about nightmares. There are some interesting homosexual undertones but they are never really developed properly. There are also gaping plot-holes. After Freddy tears his way out of Jesse's body, the remains somehow return to life. The next time Freddy appears Jesse seems to be inside him. Can anyone work out what's going on?

What really lets this film down is its weak ending. Freddy and his boiler room suddenly burst into flames because Jesse's girlfriend tells him she loves him. Utterly feeble. Surely the script-writers could have come up with a better ending than this.

Not an unwatchable film by any means, but just not the sequel it should have been.

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