A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)




Jack Sholder




Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Englund, Robert Rusler, Clu Gulager, Christie Clark, Marshall Bell, Melinda O. Fee, Tom McFadden, Sydney Walsh


After moving into Nancy Thompson's old house, teenage Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton) is haunted in his dreams by Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) who is out to possess him in order to continue his murder spree in the real world.


After watching this I know for sure that those having nightmares and being haunted by Freddy Krueger should be the filmmakers because "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge" is a terrible, terrible sequel to a great film.

Forget about the good and original story of the original film; this film doesn't even feature an actual story. I know it's a slasher, but the plot doesn't make any sense, it has plot holes as big as the Queen of Hearts' head - for example, how is it possible that someone moves in a house where bad things happened, in a street where bad things happened, and the new kid doesn't know anything about that? -, and it is not engaging. Okay, maybe the idea of Freddy possessing a human body so he can kill again is quite original in this universe, but it's not interesting as the writers may have thought.

Just like the previous film, the characters are your typical one-dimensional characters that have no idea what development is. Unlike the other film though, these characters aren't even that likable, nor they try to fight Krueger back. Or they do, just not hard enough. As for the villain, well, I feel sorry for Freddy Krueger for having to be in this mess of a film.

Another thing it has in common with the original film is the acting. It still meets the slasher-standards. Although this time the lead is awful. Mark Patton is really unwatchable. And how about Kim Myers? Was she cast only because she looks like Meryl Streep? Robert Englund still does a pretty good job as Freddy Krueger but he can't save the film.

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