Directed by Jack Sholder. Written by David Chaskin. Starring Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Robert Rusler, Kim Myers, Marshall Bell and Clu Gulager.
Plot: Freddy decides to use a teenage boy to do some of his killing for him.
Okay, no matter how you go into this movie, you come out a little bit gay. I mean, it should scare homophobes. But it’s fantastic. At least that part is fantastic. The rest of the movie is just so-so, but who cares? It’s actually still pretty awesome.
Jesse (Patton) has a dream about Freddy Krueger after moving into Nancy’s old house. Then, his friend Grady, (Rusler) tells him that Nancy supposedly went crazy after her boyfriend was murdered across the street. Jesse’s nightmares start to get really bad because Freddy’s going to try to use him to kill people. As Freddy puts it, “You’ve got the body, I’ve got the brains.”
The gym coach (Bell) is hard on Jesse. A bird attacks his family. He gets brought home by the police. And then Freddy attacks his sorta girlfriend, Lisa (Myers) through him. It’s a clusterfuck. And the whole time we are inundated with homosexual scenes and dialogue. Jesse sweaty and shirtless. Jesse screaming like a girl. Jesse dancing in his underwear. Jesse and Grady rolling around wrestling with Jesse’s butt hanging out. And all the while Jesse’s saying things like “he owns me” and “He’s inside me and he wants to take me again.” It truly is some of the greatest dialogue in cinema history.
The film was made one year after the first, but it was based five years later. Grady is the best part of this movie, we feel. He’s got great humor and some of the best facial expressions. Freddy has swag in this one. It’s the first time we really get to see him with his full-on presumptious Freddy behavior. Honestly, I didn’t score this movie that high because it’s not a great film, but I love it for shits and giggles and as a nice bedtime movie. Does that make me sick??
My score: 46. DJ’s score: 40.
“You are all my children now.”
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Warped maybe, but only borderline sick hahaha. Good review, and you’re correct this isn’t a good movie, but Freddy fans will enjoy it. I couldn’t ever get as engaged with him as I could Michael Myers and Jason, so didn’t enjoy the sequels as much as some.
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