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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The room which used to be Nancy's old room has a different layout. In the first film, the door was attached to the same wall as the window, and in this one, it seems to be in the middle of the room. See more »
Near the beginning of the movie when the Walsh family is eating breakfast, Ken calls his wife "Mom". 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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In Swedish cinema, the movie was cut 5 min by the censors. See more »
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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