A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge [VHS]
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For one, the film is very stylish, the atmospherics owing a lot to Dario Argento's work and a host of other modern horror films. The colors are rich and expressionistitc, most notably Freddy's boilerroom in the climax. Composer Christopher Young's score is a serious contribution and helps to lift the film beyond the usual stalk-and-slash cliches. His later Hellraiser scores would raise the stock of those films immensely.
Freddy's Revenge is not too original a title, but it's accurate as we pick up five years after the original Nightmare. Somenody has finally moved into the original Nightmare house, and soon teenager Jesse is having Freddy Krueger nightmares and waking up with night terrors. He finds Nancy's diary from the original (left behind by a dim real estate agent) and he slowly learns the Freddy story. This time Freddy needs a human body to do his killing out in the real world (though it's never explained why).
Horror movie sequels (particularly from the 1980s-onward) usually take elements of well-known films and weave a story around the main attraction (Freddy, Jason, Michael Meyers, Pinhead) since their duty is to satisfy the fans. But like many films of its ilk Nightmare 2 is saved by atmospherics. There's also a little bit more going on here than in most Nightmare films in terms of thematic content, including a creepy homoerotic element to the proceedings that is not appealing per se, but does indicate that the writers were already trying to do something different with the character.Read more ›
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This movie really isn't as bad as so many people claim it to be. 90% of the time, sequels are doomed critically no matter what... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Jon Arbuckle
Having watched A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 recently I don't actually remember seeing this when I was younger. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Adamo
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge has a much lighter tone to it than its predecessor. This movie is lacking in imagination, attributable to it being rushed into... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Todd7
Awsome movies these horror slashers are! They take reality so seriously and the atmospher is so classic, that's what I love! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really liked this one. The effects are pretty awesome and scary.Published 10 months ago by Bebop Bolton X
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985). Rated "R". Running Time: One hour, 25 mins.
Directed by Jack Sholder. Written by David Chaskin. Read more