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

Gruesome horror tale in which Freddy, the razor-fingered killer who lives in dreamers' nightmares, returns to wreak havoc. In this first of five sequels to the original classic, Freddy aims to break out of the dreamscape by taking… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: November 1, 1985
DVD Release Date: September 12, 2000
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Episodic treatment is punched up by an imaginative series of special effects.

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Jason Bailey

The sequel is clunky, sluggish, poorly cast, not funny, and worst of all, not scary. And it all but dispenses with what made the first film scary to begin with.

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Possibly the lamest of all the sequels, although Five and Six later set the bar particularly low.

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Time Out

The film hangs reasonably well together, not least because of good performances from all concerned.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a weak retread of its marginally superior predecessor...

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TV Guide

Much better than expected.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Patton and Miss Myers make likable teen-age heroes, and Mr. Englund actually turns Freddy into a welcome presence.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An uneven, tedious, and sloppy sequel with plot holes, lapses in logic and horrible performances...

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Dustin Putman

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Pretty weak compared to the first one, but still worth a look. Also has the 80's thing going for it. Lisa is a decent replacement for Nancy, though she is… More
Aj V
I was actually deathly afraid of Freddy in the first movie, and now having seen the sequel that fear is waning. First of all, his power comes from the fact that… More
Reid Volk
I am currently not gay, have never been, and am not anticipating a rush of homosexual feelings in the future. This is important to get out of the way in the… More
jd cryptic
This movie is fu*king hilarious. I loved it. It wasn't Freddy Krueger that was hilarious, it was the characters - (mostly Jesse and Ron Grady).… More
Jason Calvin
It's a testament to the original's greatness, that this pile of feces didn't stop the entire franchise dead in it's tracks. I've seen… More
Alex roy
Freddy's revenge had a lot going for it. The concept of the film was great. It's too bad the film fell short on many levels. One of the reasons why… More