Synopsis: A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger, who is out to possess him in order to continue his reign of terror in the real world. Starring Robert Englund, Mark Patton and Kim Myers.
Mark Patton, who played Jessie Walsh, a teenage boy tormented by Freddy Kruger (Robert Englund), did a really good job in this role. Everything from the facial expressions, to the way he delivered his dialogue echoed what his character was going through. I really like their choice of actor for this one.
I also really enjoyed the story concept and the way it was delivered. It was very in tune with the current trending vibe and still, I know is enjoyed by fans today - (myself included.) I really love the opening scene in this film where Jessie is on the bus with a few school students and drifts to sleep, letting Freddy, take the wheel. I felt is was really well done and the twist of a dream within a dream, was awesome. After the character introduction, (which is still well paced) the film does move a little faster, so it's best to pause for any breaks, if you know what I mean. ;)
Again, this film really shows Freddy's passion for the torment, before the kill. I really liked the way they killed Snyder off but I felt a few of the 'deaths' were a little fast and forgettable. Which is a shame, but is a small con in comparison to the pros. I also liked the 'killer' parrot scene and the pool party scenes. They were pretty classic and I like how they kept that 'humor' from the first movie A Nightmare on Elm Street.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 - Freddy's revenge, is definitely worth watching at least once, but if you like this kind of horror, then I'm sure you'll be hooked. This film definitely rings true to the style of Wes Craven and it's easy to see why Freddy became one of the great horror movie killers. Trailer courtesy of JoBlo Horror Trailers.