Friday, April 8

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) - 1986 MEDIA Home Entertainment VHS

Revisiting this maligned sequel after years, Freddy's Revenge would have made an excellent later sequel. The concept of Krueger needing a teenager fresh to Elm Street to possess in order to break into reality is refreshing. Kevin Yagher's Freddy burn make-up retains that raw fleshly pain seen in Craven's film instead of looking more like a mask as the series worn on. Even the near-total deviation from the original dream-based mythos is bold and interesting. The thing is considering all these aspects and this being the initial follow-up; its quite the disappointment.

Although in hindsight of the series, this imperfect tangent of barely contained homoerotism and thrown lawn furniture is better than Freddy's increased stand-up stylings in the rest. MEDIA's tape isn't rare, but it is rarer than the early-'90s Video Treasures EP-speed version with the same cover art.   

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this movie. Probably my favorite sequel of the series or at least tied with part 3. you dare tread upon the staircase?

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