#478 Halloween 2016: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 – Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

From the second movie in the long list of A Nightmare on Elm Street sequels I was expecting a quick reheat of the elements of the first one – especially after hearing about the harsh criticism it’s received. But to my surprise Freddy’s Revenge actually manages to end up a working scary movie by keeping the working elements from the first one and to trying a little something new on top of it.

Don’t get me wrong: Freddy’s Revenge is still firmly a B-movie with some design decisions I can’t agree with, but it’s still pretty entertaining movie for what it is. The added elements, including the humoristic bits aren’t too distracting and the aspect of trying not to fall asleep at any cost still works and adds another layer of thrill to the ride.

Like the first movie, this one should also make it to your list of the 80s movies to watch, as it’s definitely not as bad as some critics would have you think.

The second Freddy surprises by trying something new instead of reheating the leftovers from the first movie, and is an entertaining horror movie, give or take a few blemishes.


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