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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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Jack Sholder

Writers:

David Chaskin, Wes Craven (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Patton ... Jesse Walsh
Kim Myers ... Lisa Webber
Robert Rusler ... Ron Grady
Clu Gulager ... Mr. Walsh
Hope Lange ... Mrs. Walsh
Marshall Bell ... Coach Schneider
Melinda O. Fee ... Mrs. Webber
Tom McFadden Tom McFadden ... Mr. Webber (as Thom McFadden)
Sydney Walsh ... Kerry
Robert Englund ... Freddy Krueger
Edward Blackoff Edward Blackoff ... Biology Teacher
Christie Clark ... Angela Walsh
Lyman Ward ... Mr. Grady
Donna Bruce Donna Bruce ... Mrs. Grady
Hart Sprager Hart Sprager ... Teacher
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Storyline

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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Someone is coming back to Elm Street! See more »

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Horror

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,865,475, 3 November 1985

Gross USA:

$29,999,213

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,999,213
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

JoAnn Willette is one of the girls seated in the back of the school bus driven by Freddy at the beginning of the film. She appeared in the ABC sitcom Just the Ten of Us (1987), a program which not only featured numerous references to the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise, but also co-starred Heather Langenkamp (from the first, third, and seventh films) and Brooke Theiss (from the fourth film). See more »

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Lisa finds Nancy's diary, but at no point in the first film do we see Nancy writing in a diary. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Soundtracks

Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?
Music by Harry Revel (uncredited)
Lyrics by Mack Gordon (uncredited)
Performed by Bing Crosby
Provided courtesy of CBS Records
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Pretty sad
11 November 2003 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, the second installment in the Nightmare on Elm Street series and probably the worst in the series. I was lucky enough to get the boxed DVD set of A Nightmare on Elm Street series and I got to see all the sequels. I think this is the sequel that I disliked the most, just because it didn't at all add up to what the first film was. It was like watching a cheesy teenager show with a twist of Nightmare on Elm Street. The kid who's the new victim, Jesse, is like Kevin Bacon's character in Footloose where he's not excepted by anyone, now just mix Footloose with Nightmare on Elm Street and you've got A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge. The story had potential, but it just failed.

Jesse is the new kid in town and he has moved into Nancy Thomson's old house. Not too soon is he having the same horrific nightmares that Nancy was having about Freddy Krueger. Jesse confides in his neighbor/crush, Lisa, she doesn't believe him until she starts having the nightmares herself. She researches Freddy and finds out that he is after Jesse's body and wants to take it over. But she may be too late when he does enter Jesse's body and is after her and all the rest of the kids at Jesse's high school.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge isn't bad, just compared to the series, yeah, it's the worst in that category. The story had something, but it wasn't delivered well. But just think about what A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge was compared too with it's first film that was an ultimate classic. So maybe that's why we have such a problem with the film. But I would recommend it if you wanna see the sequels, but if you're watching it without knowing the first story, I don't think you'll enjoy it.

5/10


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