A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 - Freddy's Revenge
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 - Freddy's Revenge
Several years after the events of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jesse Walsh and his family moved into the home of Nancy Thompson, the only survivor of supernatural killer Freddie's reign of terror. Haunted by dreams of the disfigured child-killer, the lonely Jesse has trouble sleeping, falls asleep often in school and quarrels with his picture-perfect family. Lisa, his prospective girlfriend, discovers Nancy's diary in Jesse's closet, and slowly he learns of his predecessor's ordeal. When his sadistic gym teacher catches Jesse blowing off steam at a leather bar, he attempts to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Episodic treatment is punched up by an imaginative series of special effects."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"...a weak retread of its marginally superior predecessor..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Much better than expected."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Although Jesse and Lisa are granted some much-needed time to get it on, he and the film would appear in unison in that they're still waiting to come out of the closet."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"A work of high camp, even if Freddy himself is often reduced to an annoying nocturnal emission that will inevitably ruin a pool party."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"The film hangs reasonably well together, not least because of good performances from all concerned."
‑ , Time Out
"An uneven, tedious, and sloppy sequel with plot holes, lapses in logic and horrible performances..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"As is the prevalent case with most sequels, the film is inferior to its predecessor. It is still very, very good, however, more so than most viewers give it credit for."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"The second film of the series departs from the storyline dramatically, leaving the impression that it doesn't fit into the series."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Freddy's nails are a little blunt here"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Mr. Patton and Miss Myers make likable teen-age heroes, and Mr. Englund actually turns Freddy into a welcome presence."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Possibly the lamest of all the sequels, although Five and Six later set the bar particularly low."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"Very weird, homoerotic flick, but very entertaining in a 80s kindofaway"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"I must give credit where it's due: this is pretty unique in its stupidity."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Kim Myers is an engaging heroine, but otherwise this is little more than a repeat of the original (it even takes place in the same house), just with less originality."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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