Let’s Talk: Nightmare on Elm Street 2 Freddys Revenge

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I have been going through all the old horror movies and checking them out again, because well…I have not seen most of them since I was a kid.  So while I remember loving them and almost being terrified of them, I didn’t exactly remember them.

So here I am watching all these horror movies and I have seen quite a few at this point. Pumpkinhead, Hellraiser 1, 2, and 3, The Shinning…and A nightmare on Elm Street.

I have enjoyed watching these great classics and it’s almost like watching them for the first time.

But!!

And this is a huge but!

Freddy’s revenge was…..

AWFUL!

Does anyone remember this movie? I think it should be wiped from our minds and thrown in the delete folder and the delete folder deleted. There were so many things wrong with this movie. Honestly, was it even a Freddy movie? It wouldn’t have been good if it had been a stand-alone movie and not part of a franchise.

Let’s look at this. Freddy could attack people in their dreams. But he is weak from the first movie where he basically had his a$$ handed to him. So…he attacks one guy who moves into Nancy’s old house. It could totally make sense that Freddy can only attack the people in the house where he was last defeated. I can go along with that.

Then it goes all wonky. Suddenly Freddy can possess Jesse and kill people in the real world instead of attacking them in his dreams. I have read the things that the idea is that Freddy is weak and this is how he gets stronger. But it doesn’t make sense. He is a dream demon basically. How can he be so weak he can’t attack people in their dreams, but he can possess someone, look like himself to them, and kill?

Also, the whole point of the first movie is that Freddy was attacking the kids of the adults who had a part in killing him. Jesse’s parents had nothing to do with it!

This movie was an embarrassment to the whole franchise. It completely throws out the whole concept of Freddy. The scary guy who attacks you in your dreams. It was ridiculous but I could still appreciate some of the special effects. People were really creative with special effects in the 80’s and I kind of miss it.

I need to get back to watching horror movies, but I have been a little distracted with things lately. There are some great shows going on at the moment too and I hope to touch on those soon this month.

So tell me, what is your favorite horror film? Old or new I want to know so I can watch them!

What did you think of Freddy’s Revenge?

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