A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) Movie Review


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1985 | Horror, Thriller
87 minutes /

User Score: 65/100

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Review

Synopsis:

A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by Freddy Krueger who is out to possess him in order to continue his murder spree in the real world.

Jack Sholder directed A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985) had an estimated $3 million movie budget and grossed a little under $30 million at the US box office. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge was even nominated for a Saturn Award for best horror film.

This Freddy Krueger movie puts you in an inner battle with a male teenager whom Freddy possesses from time to time to wreak havoc on the kids of Elm Street. Mark Patton plays Jesse Walsh with Robert Englund reprising his role as Freddy Krueger.

I didn’t like this film too much. I thought A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985) was totally different from what I liked about the first Freddy Krueger movie. There were many undertones that made this horror movie seem more weird than enjoyable. Writer David Chaskin and director Jack Sholder made a complete mess in my opinion. Freddy Krueger coming out to possess a young boy was a good idea in some ways, but that makes Freddy a waking demon which he is not, Freddy Krueger is meant to haunt nightmares.

Unless you are open to a complete reimagining of Freddy Krueger, you can safely skip this movie without any consequences to the rest of the Freddy Krueger franchise. Of the early Freddy Krueger movies, this is the worse in my opinion.


About A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

Title: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
AKA: A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
Year: 1985
Runtime: 87 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.2/5 stars from 62 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 62
Starring: Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Clu Gulager, Tom McFadden, Lyman Ward, Robert Rusler, Marshall Bell, Christie Clark, Kerry Remsen, Allison Barron, Steve Eastin, Steven Smith, Kim Myers, Tom Tangen, Donna Bruce, Hart Sprager, JoAnn Willette, Brian Wimmer, Robert Chaskin, Kimberly Lynn, Mark Patton, Jonathan Hart, Hope Lange, Melinda O. Fee, Sydney Walsh, Edward Blackoff
Writers: David Chaskin, Wes Craven
Director: Jack Sholder
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