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A 1985 sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street

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A Quick Tip by RabidChihuahua

  • Apr 7, 2012
Out of all the Nightmare on Elm Street sequels out there, this one is the worst from what I can remember. Unlike the first film and New Nightmare, I wasn't really scared at all in this. Jesse was an annoying, whiny douche, and the acting overall was stiff at best.

If the above isn't enough of an incentive for you to avoid this, just watch this scene and you won't be able to take the film seriously at all (embedding was disabled, otherwise I would have done so).

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April 07, 2012
Last time I saw this was one it was released in VHS or on TV. Bad movie.
April 07, 2012
Few pictures go absolutely nowhere, and this is one of them. Director Jack Sholder (who later directed the entertainingly silly Kyle McLachlan sci-fi vehicle The Hidden, and Sketch Artist 2: Hands That See, among the most amusing televised B-movies of the '90s) thought the pool house scene so hilariously stupid that he was incapacitated by fits of giggling, and his assistant director was forced to oversee the shoot of that sequence.
Even by the standards of a horror sequel, this film boasts a wealth of disappointment: screen vets Clu Gulagher and Hope Lange - both of whom were enjoying revivals of their respective careers - are utterly wasted in unmemorable roles; the score by Christopher Young, who went on to compose the iconic music of the first two Hellraiser flicks, is equally forgettable; Freddy is visibly absent throughout most of the picture; that famed homoerotic subtext could have made the movie a classic, but is so maladroitly realized that it only renders the movie more embarrassing. As it's evidently been discussed at length, I won't even mention those parakeets.

It's a terrible film on all counts, but also a hit, recouping its budget ten times over and surpassing the commercial success of its predecessor. Again, hype trumped quality...
April 07, 2012
Glad you mentioned how much undeserved money this got. New Nightmare deserved much bigger box office revenue than it got, yet this turd made much more money. Oh well, I think NOES fans can agree that in terms of sequels, New Nightmare kicks the shit out of NOES 2 by a wide margin.
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review by . November 02, 2009
After seeing A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge you as the audience will have to ask yourself "Are scriptwriters supposed to see the movie they're writing a sequel for, or just guess what the story is?" That's exactly what Nightmare 2 comes across as, because no one seems to have a clue as to what type of movie they're supposed to be making.     So the story is that Freddy Krueger wants to possess some boy whose moved into the house formerly inhabited by Nancy from …
review by . February 02, 2009
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What can I say about "Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge"? Hmmm, not as good as the original, but then again were any of the sequels? However there was still this "somewhat" dark edge to "Nightmare on Elm Street 2" that ended being lost as the series continued. Now what do I mean by "somewhat dark edge", well please kept reading.    This sequel begins with Jesse (the main character) and his family moving into the same home where Nancy Thompson (the heroin from part one) …
review by . May 14, 2009
Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2 is the second film in the Freddy Krueger series. This time his main target is the son of a man who just but the Elm Street house. Freddy preys on this sexually confused kid and forces him to do his bidding and uses him to serve his twisted needs. Can poor Jesse over come the strong willpower of Freddy? Will he be able to discover his true self? Watch and find out, you'll be surprised! Strange stuff.    What I liked about this film was the filmmakers …
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The first sequel to the Nightmare on Elm Street series.
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: November 1, 1985
MPAA Rating: R
DVD Release Date: August 22, 2000
Runtime: 87 minutes
Studio: New Line Cinema
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