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  1. Adam Whybray's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    3.1 stars. I actually like this a fair smidgen more than the original 'Nightmare', not that it's whatsoever scary. However as a goofy but fraught psychological depiction of a young man grappling with his sexuality... I found it weirdly affecting. It helped that Mark Patton and Kim Myers were somehow both simultaneously homely and almost supernaturally pretty! A film of abiding bisexual thirst.

  2. Richmond Hill's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    Flat footed in most respects with everything already feeling so tired and half-hearted despite umpteen other iterations to come. As these things largely live by set-piece deaths then this falls considerably short on that limited measure (the pool party a misfire; the exploding bird a particular low). Only the masochistic and homosexual subtexts add any tang to an otherwise flavourless affair.

  3. William's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    The subtext of this one makes it interesting, as does the truly disturbing notion of Freddy overtaking Jesse to commit murder. The logic behind why anything happens though (particularly at the end) is very screwy.

  4. Bob's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    Not nearly as bad as its reputation made it out to be. Unlike most of the sequels - and just like the original - it uses the main villain as a tool for much grounded topics. This one is playing around with sexual subversion of its male protagonists. And unlike the original, it's a lot more focused on the main hero than the supporting characters. Recommendable as a slasher where victims are not just pure body count.

  5. Dada Kubin's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    Mind you everybody, Freddy's revenge actually has some strong scenes and some decent drama. To be sure, it’s unintentionally funny more than a few times, the ending feels forced (the last 3 minutes are rather bad), scripting is occasionally lazy and so on. But I found Jesse’s struggle with Freddy emotionally engaging, Patton makes Jesse a believable character, plus there were some moments of true horror.

  6. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    You are all my children now!" and redheaded Kim Myers is the best thing with a sequel that forgot what made the original interesting with Freddy suddenly appearing outside the dream landscapes and changing it's own logic. The exploding parrot, a bus bought at Toys'r'us and Freddy suddenly taking a liking to teenage boys are embarrassing moments that will make any Freddy fan face-palm themselves.

  7. **jacob****'s rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A lot of gay subtext here. I'm into it.

  8. Matheus Cassano's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    Well, I guess being gay is not such a grand idea after all. Thanks!

  9. Nicole Richie's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    Homoerotic and gore is too sexy

  10. Cimino!'s rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    It's a given that with the Nightmare series, you shouldn't bother watching the sequels. Yet part 2 needs your respect: basically, a homoerotic remake of the first movie. In other words, the most unlikely cash-in sequel in the history of cash-in sequels.

  11. Diego Ruscitto's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

  12. FISCHER's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    Déjà en deçà de la première mouture de Wes Craven... www.cinefiches.com

  13. svvdvvmyn's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

  14. Andre Flickatina's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    freddy crashing the pool party was tremendous

  15. the_mentaculus's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    When taken on its own terms, this is a better-than-average scarefest. It has more in common with Jacob's Ladder or Angel Heart than the ANOES series, and in a way creates a Lovecraftian descent into personal madness and fear - which pushes Freddy to the background. That it even has a subtext (surprisingly gay!) makes it worth a look.

  16. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    Dat homoerotic subtext, doe.

  17. ceknklsn's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

  18. Renton47's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A further desecration on any attempts to make logical Freddy's dreamtime powers, and a series of fairly lackluster murders as well. It's a curious artifact for the canonical reasons, yet it's pairing of the closeted with the homicidal and molestation themes keep it far from noble. Best viewed, like 'Halloween 3' as its own thing, unfortunately that thing's not great.

  19. Elena Lazic's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

  20. Rocco's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A massive pile of garbage, but still a fascinating footnote in Queer Cinema history.

  21. Gustavo Razera's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    This sequel felt more effective than the much-heralded original because the character's bad dreams are more vividly related to his daytime problems, which adds a layer of thematic consistency to the concept. Production values are better, as well as the imaginative special effects - though the acting from the younger crowd hasn't improved a bit and the cast lacks cool names such as Ronnee Blakely and Johnny Depp.

  22. yasdnil's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    Same story, different people. Sigh. Well, on to the next one! ;)

  23. Roberto Neves's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

  24. pirri's rating of the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

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