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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.


Jack Sholder


David Chaskin, Wes Craven (characters)
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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


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 first name in terror returns... See more »




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Did You Know?


Jesse's car is the same car used in the television series Freddy's Nightmares (1988). It is used by Lar Park-Lincoln in the Freddy's Nightmares: It's a Miserable Life (1988) episode. See more »


(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 »


[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

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 »


On the Air Tonight
Written by Peter Bardens
Performed by Willy Finlayson
Produced by Peter Bardens
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"He's inside me and he wants to take me again!"
23 October 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

1 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,865,475, 3 November 1985

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1.85 : 1
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