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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 Freddy's Revenge poster
Directed by Jack Sholder
Produced by Robert Shaye
Written by David Chaskin
Starring

Mark Patton
Kim Myers
Robert Rusler
Clu Gulager
Hope Lange
Robert Englund

Music by Christopher Young
Cinematography Jacques Haitkin
Christopher Tufty
Editing by Bob Brady
Arline Garson
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release November 1, 1985
Running time 85 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3 million
Gross revenue $30 million (US & Canada)
Preceded by A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Followed by A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge is a 1985 American slasher film and the second film in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. The film was directed by Jack Sholder and stars Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler and Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. It is the sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street and is followed by A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.

Plot

Five years have passed since Freddy Krueger was seemingly defeated. A new family, the Walshes, have moved into the former home of Nancy Thompson. The son, Jesse, happens to move into Nancy's old room. He eventually begins to have nightmares of Krueger demanding that Jesse kill for him using Jesse as a host body to come back to life in the real world.

Jesse's girlfriend, Lisa, finds Nancy's old diary in Jesse's closet in which she had been keeping track of her nightmares and her encounters with Freddy. Reading the diary strikes a chord with Jesse as he is experiencing similar nightmares himself. He goes to his parents in a panic, but they argue and Jesse storms out.

Jesse later finds himself walking the streets late at night and walks into a gay leather bar where he runs into his gym coach. His coach takes him back to the gym to run laps as detention. The coach has Jesse hit the showers while he goes back to his office. While he is in his office, he most likely intends to rape Jesse but before his intentions are revealed the shelves begin to come alive, hurling balls and other sports equipment at him. Two ropes grab him by the wrists and drag him into the shower that begins to fill with steam. Freddy appears among the steam and slashes the coach's back, killing him. As the steam clears, Jesse is the one with the glove on his hand, Jesse screams and runs, but he is later returned home to his parents after wandering the neighborhood naked, his father believes him to be on drugs while his mother seems genuinely concerned about him.

Lisa begins to do some digging and uncovers information about Krueger, including the location of the abandoned power plant where he used to work, and where he brought his victims. Meanwhile, Freddy visits Jesse's younger sister, Angela, but when she wakes up, it's actually Jesse standing there with the glove on his hand. Jesse enlists his classmate, Ron Grady, to watch over him while he sleeps. Once Jesse falls asleep, Grady turns out the lights for himself. As soon as Grady is asleep, Jesse awakens and begins to scream in pain as Krueger begins to claw his way out of him. With the door jammed, Grady is helpless against Krueger, who stabs him to his door and slashes down the inside of his torso, gruesomely killing him. When Krueger looks in the mirror it turns out to be Jesse, with Krueger staring back at him from the mirror.

Jesse runs to Lisa's house where she is having a pool party. However, Freddy takes control of Jesse once again and attacks Lisa. Lisa is able to fight off Freddy, who runs from the house and out to the party. Some party guests try to take Freddy down, but are killed immediately. With all the guests cornered against the back fence, he stabs one and throws him through a barbecue. After Lisa saves him from being shot by her father, he vanishes into a fiery ball.

Lisa drives to the old power plant, thinking she might save Jesse there. She finds him and tells him that she loves him and that he can fight from the inside. She then removes Freddy's hat and kisses him. Freddy begins to lose control. As the power plant begins to burn to the ground, Freddy himself starts burning. After he dies, the rest of the power plant suddenly extinguishes. Just when Lisa thinks it is all over, Freddy's burnt corpse begins to move and Jesse crawls out of Freddy's ashes.

The following Monday, Jesse goes back to school. He climbs the bus, finally relieved that it is all over. When the bus begins traveling too fast, Jesse panics and jumps up, only to find out there is nothing wrong; the bus is coming to its regular stop. As he and Lisa rest at ease, Freddy's hand impales through their friend Kerry's chest, killing her, while Jesse and Lisa scream in horror and the bus speeds off the main road and into the open land, just like Jesse's nightmare at the beginning of the film, as Freddy's evil laugh is heard in the background.

Cast

  • Mark Patton as Jesse Walsh
  • Kim Myers as Lisa Webber
  • Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger/Bus driver
  • Robert Rusler as Ron Grady
  • Clu Gulager as Ken Walsh
  • Hope Lange as Cheryl Walsh
  • Christie Clark as Angela Walsh
  • Marshall Bell as Coach Schneider
  • Melinda O. Fee as Mrs. Webber
  • Tom McFadden as Eddie Webber
  • Sydney Walsh as Kerry

External links

A Nightmare on Elm Street
Films

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)Freddy's RevengeDream WarriorsThe Dream MasterThe Dream ChildFreddy's Dead: The Final NightmareWes Craven's New NightmareFreddy vs. JasonA Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Characters

Freddy KruegerNancy Thompson

Related

Friday the 13th franchise

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