A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE | ARC OUT LOUD
FRI 16 OCT | 8PM | Arc cinema | $12/$10
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE
FRI 16 OCT | 8PM | Arc cinema | $12/$10 or $20/$15 for both films
1985 | MA15+ | 87 mins | DCP | USA| D: Jack Sholder
Five years after Freddy Krueger’s apparent defeat, a teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by the dead child murderer, who is out to continue his reign of terror in the real world. Freddy needs a host body to carry out his gruesome vendetta against the youth of Springwood, and young Jesse is both his victim and his sidekick - as well as a role reversal of the traditional scream queen.
Following the success of A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), the rushed sequel received an initially lacklustre reception from audiences. But it became a cult classic in the gay community, thanks to its unsubtle queer subtext. Watch Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street first for some background then join our celebratory, out loud screening of Freddy’s Revenge. And prepare yourself to scream ... queen!