A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

82m (UK), 87m
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
stereo, English

An American horror film directed by Jack Sholder.

Plot Summary

The Grady family moves to Elm Street and their teenage son, Jesse, is soon being stalked by Freddy Kreuger. Several of the other Elm Street kids are slain as Kreuger tries to possess Jesse's body – only the love a teen girl, Lisa, stands between Kreuger and his ultimate revenge.


Directed by: Jack Sholder
© MCMLXXV [1985] The Second Elm Street Venture
New Line Cinema, Heron Communications, Inc. & Smart Egg Pictures present a Robert Shaye production
Executive Producers: Stephen Diener and Stanley Dudelson
Produced by: Robert Shaye
Co-Producer: Sara Risher
Line Producers: Michael Murphey and Joel Soisson
Written by: David Chaskin
Based on Characters Created by: Wes Craven
Director of Photography: Jacques Haitkin
Supervising Editor: Arline Garson
Editor: Bob Brady
Music by: Christopher Young
Sound Mixer: Ed White
Costume Designer: Gail Viola
Make-up: Daniel Marc
Hair Stylist: Robin Neal
Freddy Kreuger Make-up and Effects Created by: Kevin Yagher
Transformation Effects Created by: Mark Shostrom
Special Mechanical Effects: A&A Special Effects, Inc., Dick Albain, Ron Nary
Special Puppet Effects Created by: Rick Lazzarini
Special Visual Effects Designed and Directed by: Paul Boyington
Production Designer: Clifford Searcy

Mark Patton (Jesse Walsh)
Kim Myers (Lisa Webber)
Robert Rusler (Ron Grady)
Clu Gulager (Ken Walsh)
Hope Lange (Cheryl Walsh)
Marshall Bell (Coach Schneider)
Melinda O. Fee (Mrs Webber)
Thom McFadden (Mr Webber)
Sydney Walsh (Kerry)
Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger
Edward Blackoff (biology teacher)
Christie Clark (Angela)
Lyman Ward (Mr Grady)
Donna Bruce (Mrs Grady)
Hart Sprager (teacher)
Allison Barron, JoAnn Willette (girls on bus)
Steve Eastin (policeman)
Brian Wimmer (do-gooder)
Robert Chaskin (bar-b-que boy)
Kerry Remsen (girlfriend)
Kimberly Lynn (Patty)
Steven Smith (victim)
Jonathan Hart (Spike)

Alternative Titles

Nightmare 2 – Die Rache – Germany
Nightmare II: la rivincita – Italy

Sequel to
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

See also
The Birds (1963)
Scream (1996)

Extracts included in
Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors (1986)
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)



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  • Écran Fantastique no.63 (December 1985) p.20 – article
  • Écran Fantastique no.64 (January 1986) pp.50-53 – interview
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  • Premiere March 1986 p.17 – review (by Stella Molitor)
  • Samhain no.1 p.24 – article
  • Samhain no.4 p.21 – review
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  • Starburst vol.9 no.1 (September 1986) pp.10-11 – review
  • Time Out no.843 (15 October 1986) p.37 – review
  • Variety 30 October 1985 p.18 – credits, review (by Lor)
  • Video Watchdog no.36 p.50 – review


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