A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

1985, U.S., 97m, 35mm

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Screened June 15, 2023

The first sequel to the sleeper horror-movie hit about dreamscape boogeyman Freddy Krueger (the inimitable Robert Englund, who also plays a second role) and his disturbing incursions into the real world sports a gay subtext (via debuting screenwriter David Chaskin) that manifests with unexpected force. Mark Patton, who later came out about how his personal and professional lives entwined with this film, stars as the teen trying to fend off Freddy; Hope Lange and Clu Gulager costar as his parents, and top character actor Marshall Bell is his gym teacher.

A film by Jack Sholder