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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)
R | | Horror | 1 November 1985 (USA)
A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger, who is out to possess him in order to continue his reign of terror in the real world.

Director:

Jack Sholder

Writers:

David Chaskin, Wes Craven (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Patton ... Jesse Walsh
Kim Myers ... Lisa Webber
Robert Rusler ... Ron Grady
Clu Gulager ... Mr. Walsh
Hope Lange ... Mrs. Walsh
Marshall Bell ... Coach Schneider
Melinda O. Fee ... Mrs. Webber
Tom McFadden Tom McFadden ... Mr. Webber (as Thom McFadden)
Sydney Walsh ... Kerry
Robert Englund ... Freddy Krueger
Edward Blackoff Edward Blackoff ... Biology Teacher
Christie Clark ... Angela Walsh
Lyman Ward ... Mr. Grady
Donna Bruce Donna Bruce ... Mrs. Grady
Hart Sprager Hart Sprager ... Teacher
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Storyline

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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The Man of Your Dreams Is Back. See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Film debut of Kim Myers See more »

Goofs

When leaving the pool party Jessie is wearing the same clothes that he was wearing when Coach Schneider was killed. Jessie was found naked by the police, so couldn't have got them back. If left there, they would likely have been taken by the police as evidence, so there's no way he could still be in possession of them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Boy on Bus: [a student tells another student to turn his boombox down by throwing a paper at his head] Turn it down!
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Alternate Versions

The Australian theatrical release was edited for an M rating but the uncut version was later released on VHS home video with an R rating. See more »

Connections

References Risky Business (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Touch Me (All Night Long)
Written by Patrick Adams (as. P. Adams) and Greg Carmichael (as D. Carmichael)
Performed by Wish featuring Fonda Rae
Produced by Greg Carmichael and Patrick Adams
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The Possession of Freddy Krueger
12 October 2020 | by kayrannellsSee all my reviews

In order to return into the real world to claim more victims, child murderer Freddy Krueger gains possession of a teenage boy's body and manipulates him into being his earthly puppet. There are a lot of really great ideas in this film and a ton of wonderful special effects and exciting performances, but it never really gels together into anything cohesive and the rules of the dream world aren't as clear as they were in Wes Craven's original. The only way to make sense of any of this movie is to say it's all been one big dream within a dream within a dream.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,865,475, 3 November 1985

Gross USA:

$29,999,213

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,999,213
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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