A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge


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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

  • 1985
  • Directed By: Jack Sholder
  • Rated R
  • Horror
  • 87 Minutes
  1. Friday, March 11, 2016 9:30 p.m.
Image from the film Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Continuing the dream-stalking antics of slasher Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge is a sequel of amplified gore, humor, and unexpectedly queer sexuality. Replacing the genre’s typical “Final Girl,” the film follows Jesse, a teenage boy who gets possessed by Freddy in his violent attempt at physical manifestation. Through tensions between dreams and reality, masculinity and victimhood, and pleasure and pain, Nightmare 2 works to destabilize notions of what popular horror cinema can and should be. Alex Swanson, a Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies in The Media School at IU, will introduce the screening. Contains mature content. (35mm Presentation)