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      A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

      R Now Playing 1h 25m Horror List
      43% Tomatometer 30 Reviews 33% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton) moves with his family into the home of the lone survivor from a series of attacks by dream-stalking monster Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). There, Jesse is bedeviled by nightmares and inexplicably violent impulses. It turns out Freddy needs a host body to carry out his gruesome vendetta against the youth of Springwood, Ohio. While Freddy gains influence, Jesse and his girlfriend, Lisa (Kim Myers), race against the clock trying to figure out what's going on. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      An intriguing subtext of repressed sexuality gives Freddy's Revenge some texture, but the Nightmare loses its edge in a sequel that lacks convincing performances or memorable scares.

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      Jason Bailey Flavorwire The sequel is clunky, sluggish, poorly cast, not funny, and worst of all, not scary. And it all but dispenses with what made the first film scary to begin with. May 3, 2016 Full Review Kim Newman Empire Magazine Possibly the lamest of all the sequels, although Five and Six later set the bar particularly low. Rated: 1/5 Apr 5, 2010 Full Review Variety Staff Variety Episodic treatment is punched up by an imaginative series of special effects. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Cody Dericks them. The ridiculousness of the dialogue and Patton’s shrieking performance make this a perverse camp classic. Oct 27, 2022 Full Review Cody Leach Cody Leach (YouTube) A significant drop in quality. The goofiness of the script and some baffling visuals makes this a strange experience. As a confusing contrast, the portrayal of Freddy is perhaps the darkest in the series. Rated: 2.75/5 Aug 20, 2022 Full Review Trace Thurman Horror Queers Podcast The queer subtext is arguably the most interesting part of the film, but it's undone by a heteronormative and anticlimactic finale. Rated: 3/5 Dec 30, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Lloyd S Total garbage and stupid. Some parts made me laugh. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 05/03/24 Full Review hailee M I think the concept of this movie idea combine together was a really good idea to put together, It had me wondering what the ending was gonna be like and to have Freddy come out of someone’s body is so creepy bro oh my God!!!… Especially when you can see the skin🫠🫠. Overall , I enjoyed the movie, but I will say the first one was better Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/27/24 Full Review Teddy B Overall, this film feels like a haze in every aspect. It easily feels the most dreamlike out of any of the films through its sporadic moments of fright, but also like a dream in just how forgettable it is. Everything interesting about this film is theorised or not confidently explored through the actual film itself. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/17/24 Full Review Leandro T If you wanna see want to see what happens to Freddy, id recommend this movie. Some of the scenes were a bit over the top, but id call this a fairly... ok slasher flick Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/11/24 Full Review Me D Although Freddy Krueger is shown to be an unstoppable threat, the real danger is the rating I'm giving this boring movie. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/24 Full Review Jay H Entertaining for all the wrong reasons. Still, it's far better than The Dream Child. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/08/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton) moves with his family into the home of the lone survivor from a series of attacks by dream-stalking monster Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). There, Jesse is bedeviled by nightmares and inexplicably violent impulses. It turns out Freddy needs a host body to carry out his gruesome vendetta against the youth of Springwood, Ohio. While Freddy gains influence, Jesse and his girlfriend, Lisa (Kim Myers), race against the clock trying to figure out what's going on.
      Director
      Jack Sholder
      Producer
      Robert Shaye
      Screenwriter
      Wes Craven
      Distributor
      New Line Cinema, Image Entertainment Inc., Media Home Entertainment
      Production Co
      New Line Cinema
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 1, 1985, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 1, 2009
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $29.9M
      Runtime
      1h 25m
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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