Fucking awesome and endlessly fascinating homoerotic subtext ruined by the fact that everything else just sucks. Worth slugging through the excruciating boring "scares" at least once just for fact that this is the gayest film aimed at the masses EVER made and for that reason alone makes it much more interesting than typical slasher sequel cash-ins. But sadly not interesting enough.
Pure crap but hysterical. Admittedly I haven't seen it since the 80s but the closet case subtext couldn't be more obvious. The kid playing Jesse makes RuPaul look like John Wayne for crissakes! Plenty of great awfulness and Lisa was pretty cute in a goofy 80s kind of way.
A gay horror movie to juxtapose the horrors of living gay in post AIDS America? Nightmare 2 was one of the first horror movies to use a gay actor to play the closeted hero. Mark Patton became the first, male, scream queen after discovering Coach Schneider in an S&M bar and giving the classic lines spoken between Jesse and Ron "Something evil is trying to get inside my body" "So you've come here to sleep with me?"
Truly underrated. Far more interesting. Guess you don't want to watch a slasher with complex & hidden context. A great sequel with actual disturbing and bizarre imagery. Plus, a different take on the series as Freddy is used here as an allegory for the confront - if you accept that this is a tale of a confused boy confronting himself with the fact that he can't embrace his sexuality. Intriguing and dinamic.