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

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

1985 | R | Horror, Thriller
87 minutes / 1h 27min

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Plot Synopsis:

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.

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

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.

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 4.72
  • IMDB: 5.4
  • MetaCritic: 4.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 4.0

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

Title: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Year: 1985
Runtime: 87 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.36/5 stars from 52,511 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 52,511
MPAA Rating: R
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Cast Starring: Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Clu Gulager, Tom McFadden, Robert Rusler, Marshall Bell, Lyman Ward, Kerry Remsen, Allison Barron, Steve Eastin, Steven Smith, Kim Myers, Tom Tangen, Charles Gallant, Christie Clark, 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
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Writers: David Chaskin, Wes Craven
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Director: Jack Sholder
Production: Media Home Entertainment
Language: English
Country: USA