A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by Freddy Krueger who is out to possess him to continue his murdering in the real world.
Release Year: 1985
Rating: 5.0/10 (21,013 voted)
Stars: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers
A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear.
Writers: David Chaskin, Wes Craven
Melinda O. Fee
(as Thom McFadden)
The first name in terror returns…
Release Date: 1 November 1985
Filming Locations: 1428 N. Genesee Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $2,865,475
(3 November 1985)
Did You Know?
JoAnn Willette is one of the girls seated in the back of the school bus driven by Freddy at the beginning of the film. She would later go on to star in the ABC sitcom
Just the Ten of Us, a program which not only featured numerous references to the "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise, but also co-starred Heather Langenkamp (from the first, third, and seventh films) and Brooke Theiss (from the fourth film).
When Jesse's sister shows him the "Fu Man Fingers" they jump from her left hand to her right between shots. Also the cereal box she pulled the Fu Man Fingers out of, the box was on the table before she pulled them out. In the next shot the box is in her hand, then she pulls the Fu Man Fingers out.
Don't you use a key?
Somebody could steal your car, couldn't they?
The deadly dinosaur?
Freddy's back to terrorize a confused teenage boy!
Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2 (1985) was the second film in the Freddy
Krueger series. This time his main target is
the son of a man who just but the Elm Street house. Freddy preys on this
sexually confused kid and forces him to do
his bidding and uses him to serve his twisted needs. Can poor Jesse over
come the strong willpower of Freddy? Will he be
able to discover his true self? Watch and find out, you'll be surprised!
What I liked about this film was the filmmakers tried to do something
different, and it almost killed the series. The plot
and storyline was too complex and byzantine for you average horror film.
Much of the film's hidden context and meaning
would go over the heads of most horror film fans. If Sigmund Freud were
alive today he would've had a field day trying to
figure out this one. Sadly underrated and unfairly neglected..