October 28, 2013
Movie Night: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge.
Review #476: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge.
Mark Patton (Jesse Walsh), Kim Myers (Lisa Webber), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Robert Rusler (Ron Grady), Clu Gulager (Ken Walsh), Hope Lange (Cheryl Walsh), Christie Clark (Angela Walsh), and Marshall Bell (Coach Schneider) Directed by Jack Sholder.
My first gripe is with the title. Who exactly does Freddy get "revenge" on? None of the original cast is in the film (save for Freddy), just a bunch of clueless teens and a family who apparently liked the cheap price on the Thompson house, despite the stuff that happened at the house, but as the father says, it was a cheap price, so naturally, he bought it. So barely a year after the first film, a sequel was released. And...it's lame, its scares are barely coherent, and the whole premise is just weird. So...the main character gets nightmares about Freddy, and Freddy wants Walsh's body...I guess not being a burned body makes it easier to do crime? Apparently it works, since Walsh turns into Freddy or something like that, it's hard to focus on the plot when you're wondering what the purpose of making a sequel to this was other then money. The actors are okay, but I feel like they should've had Kim Myers as the main protagonist, she seems more interesting and would probably scream better than Patton, who..sounds weird. It sounds like a high pitched squeal that works more in a comedy film then a horror film. At least Englund is interesting to listen to, though not even he could save the movie. It's a mismatch of random ideas that spring into a less than mediocre horror film. I'd say to skip this film, and stick the first film. But oh well.
Overall, I give it 3 out of 10 stars.