Midnight Mayhem: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge


The Main 3 Sat, Jun 3, 2023 10:00 PM
Film Info
Program:Midnight Mayhem
LGBTQ+ Currents
Release Year:1985
Runtime:87 min
Print Source:Warner Bros.
Director:Jack Sholder
Producer:Robert Shaye
Screenwriter:David Chaskin
Principal Cast:Mark Patton
Kim Myers
Robert Rusler
Clu Gulager
Hope Lange
Robert Englund



Kick-off your Pride Month celebration with what's been called the queerest mainstream horror film of all time. Freddy Krueger is back and this time he's swapping dream-killing for possessions in the same way the movie exchanges having a final girl for a homoerotic allegory. While longtime Elm Street fans consider it as the one movie that doesn't quite fit the franchise, it's less Halloween 3: Season of the Witch and more Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift. If that last sentence made sense to you, you're going to want to see it at Midnight Mayhem and be among your people. Plus, you'll experience it with a special line-up of retro trailers from classic cult queer cinema and vintage drive-in Father's Day advertisements for the daddy in all of us. You may even win a fabulous raffle prize! So many ways to celebrate, and we take Pride in that.

About the film

Freddy's back...and he wants revenge. When teenager Jesse Walsh moves to Elm Street, Freddy Krueger starts appearing in his nightmares. This time Freddy takes possession of Jesse's body whenever the teenager falls asleep, using Jesse to kill ... and there's nothing Jesse can do to stop him.

About Midnight Mayhem

Midnight Mayhem features films that play the best after dark. Presented in the fun community experience that they were always meant to be, hosted by Chaz Kangas with special surprises, giveaways, and more throughout the night.