This sequel after the first film A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) was refused from Wes Craven to work on the film because he never wanted or intended A Nightmare on Elm Street to become an ongoing franchise (and even wanted the first film to have a happy ending), and also because he didn't like the idea of Freddy manipulating the protagonist into committing the murders.
It was directed from Jack Sholder who went later and directed The Hidden (1987) which was a much better horror slasher film than this. This a step down from the first film because breaks a lot of rules from the original film. How and why Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) stalks Jessie in real life? Than he goes in to real world and kills people. Since when? Freddy can't go in to real world because he is dead un less someone brings him in to our real world. How did he manipulated Jesse (Mark Patton) in to commit murders? Why was Freddy murdering teenagers in the pool and not in the dreams?
This movie broke the rules from the first movie. Jesse sneaked in to Ron Grady (Robert Rusler)'s bedroom in stead he would go in to girl's room. We see Coach Schneider (Marshall Bell) in all leather and he was preparing to rape Jesse in the ass. The naked scene of Coach Schneider was ridicules why did we see the guy's but naked? I hate the scene in the film. Freddy Krueger was only 13 minutes and no longer. I wish we would see more of Freddy Krueger killing teenagers in dreams.
Mark Patton who was really gay in real life did a good performance I disagree that is the gayest film I thought it was an decent slasher film. A huge step down from the first film. Kim Myers as Lisa Webber was smoking hot as Jesse's girlfriend, I liked her in the film.
I like that, the film was following the roots from the first film. It mentions Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) in which the Walsh's moves in to Thompson's old house. We see Nancy's diary and the story is set 5 years after the events of the first film so I respect that. I love that we see the abandoned factory in which Freddy was burned and boiled to death. I love in which Lisa brings back Jesse and get him away from Freddy with her love to Jessie. Freddy was still dark in this movie and still creepy. But I wish we could see him more in the movie.
I love the song Touch Me (All Night Long) by Wish featuring Fonda Rae. I like this song in this movie I really like to listening this song it is really good. The movie is still rated R it not bad but it still could be better. I like the opening scene on the bus Jesse and two girls that was really scary in the opening scene. Half of the movie I like half I didn't it still good to watch, could have been much better slasher movie. The ending scene with Jesse and Lisa and other kids I love. Music theme for Freddy from Music by Christopher Young was really good I love it.
Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger was still good in his performance he was not bad at all. He was still a menace tough I think he's performance from the first film wasn't a pair. This is in my fifth row in A Nightmare on Elm Street movies.