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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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1 November 1985 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$29,999,213
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Trivia

Robert Rusler auditioned for the role of Ron Grady on the last day of shooting Weird Science (1985). Robert Downey, Jr. drove him to the audition. See more »

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In the opening scene when the bus is coming down the street, one of the crew members is visible walking back and forth behind a tree on the left side of the screen. See more »

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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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Whisper to a Scream
Written by Bobby Orlando (as B. Orlando) and Z. Chase
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Not as bad as some would have you think.
21 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

The first of the Elm Street sequels is a bit different than the other films of the series, but it's not nearly as bad as some critics say.

Young man (whose family has moved into the Elm Street house) is terrorized by chuckling Freddy, who wants to use him to do his dirty work.

'Elm Street 2 is a fairly entertaining sequel directed by B movie maker Jack Sholder. The movie's possession theme is solidly played out with some tight direction. Sholder gives this movie some well-done moments of shock and dark humor. The opening sequence on the bus is a memorable thrill ride. The film boasts some bloody FX. Charles Bernstein's theme music is missed, but Bing Crosby's song 'Did You Ever See A Dream' makes for a nice touch. Many say that this movie has homosexual themes and granted star Mark Patton does spend much of the movie semi-naked, but the theme is a bit of a stretch.

Robert Englund makes a welcomed return as Freddy, while the rest of the cast does decent performances.

All around, a good sequel that hasn't really gotten critical justice.

Followed by the superior Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987).

*** out of ****


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