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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)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jesse Walsh
... Lisa Webber
... Ron Grady
... Mr. Walsh
... Mrs. Walsh
... Coach Schneider
... Mrs. Webber
Tom McFadden ... Mr. Webber (as Thom McFadden)
... Kerry
... Freddy Krueger
Edward Blackoff ... Biology Teacher
... Angela Walsh
... Mr. Grady
Donna Bruce ... Mrs. Grady
Hart Sprager ... Teacher
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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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1 November 1985 (USA)  »

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

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,865,475, 3 November 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$29,999,213
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1.85 : 1
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This film is famous for having undertones and themes that many perceive as homoerotic, and the events of the film are often seen as an allegory for Jesse's closeted homosexuality. While the makers of the film initially denied that this subtext was intentional, Screenwriter David Chaskin eventually admitted that the subtext was intentionally written into the script, in order to give the characters more depth. See more »

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(at around 29 mins) The broom Jesse's dad is holding while the bird is flying around disappears. See more »

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[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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References Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940) See more »

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1, 2 Freddy's Coming for You
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very big step down from the original but still a good movie!
5 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Freddy's revenge is a good movie. don't let all the bad reviews cloud your judgment. while i will admit, it is a BIG step down from the masterpiece that is the original but it is still a good movie with a few flaws. first of all the direction they took the story was a strange one. the writers chose to abandon the whole dream demon idea (which in my opinion it wasn't necessarily a bad decision because of how early in the franchise it was. but it also wasn't a good decision either because id much prefer the dream demon premise) and have Freddy trying to possess a kid named Jesse's body to kill in the real world again. Robert Englund brings another terrifying performance to the screen as Freddy Krueger. remember folks.. Freddy is still scary in this one, and the pool party massacre scene is fun to watch! the atmosphere is very dark but loses so much of it's power due to the absence of the dream sequences and all the possibilities that could have been utilized. in the FX department the film does alright. now something else i should include in the review is the obvious homosexual aspects included in the film. i am not gay (so this is not biased), but i can honestly say it adds a uniqueness to the film. in the fist film Nancy's secondary struggle was her parent's separation and her mother's alcoholism, in this film Jesse's secondary struggle is his own sexuality. as i said this doesn't ruin the film what so ever. it simply adds a uniqueness to the film. there are definitely some flaws with this film though. Mark Patton leaves a little something to be desired here with his performance in the lead role. there is no doubt he suites the role it's just the fact that he reeks of inexperience. there are also a few scenes that are very misplaced and strange to say the least. but for me i choose to either ignore or overlook them in favour of all of the positives here. we get a great performance from Robert englund, some good atmosphere and genuine scares, good FX, and a unique and strange experience. check this one out its a fun little film that deserves more respect than it gets. 7.3/10


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