A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE (1985) MOVIE NEWS & REVIEW
a nightmare on elm street part 2: freddy's revenge (1985) movie
Genre | Horror
Classification | M
Running time | 87 minutes
Released | 1 November 1985
Robert Englund ... Fred Krueger
Mark Patton ... Jesse Walsh
Kim Myers ... Lisa Webber
Robert Rusler ... Ron Grady
Marshall Bell ... Coach Schneider
Clu Gulager ... Mr. Walsh
Hope Lange ... Mrs. Walsh
David Chaskin ... (written by)
Wes Craven ... (characters)
box office result
Australia $ not available
North America $29,999,213
New Line Cinema originally refused to give Robert Englund a pay raise, and an extra was cast as Freddy at the start of production. After two weeks of filming, Robert Shaye realized this was a terrible lapse in judgment, and met Englund's demands.
Wes Craven refused to work on this film because he never wanted or intended to have A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) become an ongoing franchise (and even wanted the first film to have a happy ending). He also didn't like the idea of Freddy manipulating the protagonist into committing the murders.
The sequence where Freddy terrorizes the pool party was viewed by the cast, crew, and many fans as the most nonsensical scene in the movie. It was believed that it broke the rules set forth by Wes Craven in the first film, namely because Freddy was attacking people while they were awake.