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
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(at around 2 mins) In the opening scene, the kids on the bus are seen standing up and walking towards the door while the bus is still moving. In the next shot, they are all sitting down until the bus stops. See more »
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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Both the original Media and Video Treasures versions have the "Main Title," from the beginning of the movie in the end credits. The cable and DVD versions included Bing Crosby's song "Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?" playing during the end credits. The song is also listed in the credits. See more »
A new family has moved into Nancy Thompson's old house and the son (Mark Patton) begins having dreams of Freddy, who wants to use him to do more killing in the real world. The first of many (mostly lackluster) sequels to Wes Craven's classic is also one of the most different, with some kitschy elements and a gay subtext that has caused many these days to champion it. I think it's a better watch now than it was when I was a teenager and saw it for the first time with certain expectations. But that isn't to say it's a good movie or a good sequel. I don't believe it is either of those things, really, but I do think it has some merit that at least warrants a look for anyone not seeking another by-the-numbers Elm Street sequel. Aside from the subtextual stuff to chew on, there's some silly and campy moments that provide some chuckles. The Freddy here is not as scary as in the first film but not as corny as he would be in the later sequels when he was quoting Nintendo slogans. Probably the best thing about this to me are the interesting visuals the director and special effects teams conjure up. The script doesn't make a lot of sense but the surreal aspects will likely keep the interest of those who are generally bored by these types of movies.
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