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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 to Elm Street, Freddy Krueger starts taking possession of Jesse's body whenever the teenager goes to sleep.
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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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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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
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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?

Michael J. Fox was considered to play as Jesse Walsh but he had no time because of Back to the Future (1985) and Teen Wolf (1985).See more »
Revealing mistakes: (at around 21 mins) When the kids are reading the diary about Freddy Krueger, the pages that they are "reading" from are all blank.See more »
Jesse Walsh:Dad!
Freddy Krueger:Daddy can't help you now!
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19 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Possessed by Freddy Krueger, 29 March 2009
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

When the Walsh's move to the Elm Street, the teenager Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton) has a creepy nightmare with a burned man wearing a glove with blades called Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) that tells him that Jesse has the body and he has the brain. Jesse becomes close to Lisa Webber (Kim Myers), who also has a crush on him, and befriends his school mate Ron Grady (Robert Rusler), who tells him that his house had remained closed for five years since the former dweller Nancy Thompson that went to a mental institution after witnessing the death of her boyfriend on the other side of the street and her mother in the living room. Lisa finds the diary of Nancy hidden in a locker while Jesse is possessed by Freddy Krueger that uses him to kill his victims.

This sequel to the classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street" is underrated in IMDb. The story about possession is more romantic with the love of Lisa for Jesse, has plot holes but is also entertaining, with the use of great special effects. This movie is also the debut of Kim Myers, who has an impressive resemblance with Meryl Streep, in the cinema in a lead role. Again there is an open conclusion to give a sequel to the saga of Freddy Krueger. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Hora do Pesadelo 2 – A Vingança de Freddy " ("The Hour of the Nightmare 2 – The Revenge of Freddy")

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