Oh yeah — I watched a documentary about the Elm Street series: The producers (New Line Cinema) had an unexpected runaway success on their hands after the first movie, and had no idea what to do next. So they thought: Well, Twilight Zone was successful, so we could do that as a series of movies? Like, if you make a movie that has almost nothing to do with the previous movie, that’ll make a ton of money? Wont it? WONT”T IT!?!
And it did.
But they realised that making movies like this didn’t make much sense long term, so the first real sequel is the next movie.
Oh, this is the gay Elm Street movie…
Nooo don’t sleep in class
I just remembered why I lost my enthusiasm for watching this Elm Street bluray box set: It’s been cut down from 1.85:1 to 16:9.
THAT”S SEVERAL PIXELS
Nooes it’s his gym teacher!!
It’s amazing that this movie didn’t tank the enterprise. I mean, it’s not that it’s horrible… but it has so little of what made the first movie a classic. It’s got a few jump scares, and it’s got the general dream/horror thing going, which is the selling point, but…
That’s a sick jam.
Hey, they filmed this in an actual abandoned steelworks?
I’m watching the extras here, and this is the director explaining why the movie doesn’t make that much sense, and that’s kind of amusing.
Wow, the extras here are really interesting. It’s not the usual puff pieces, edited together annoyingly — they’re giving pretty harsh critiques of the movies, and are allowed to do so at length.
I give the extras a ⚄, but:
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. Jack Sholder. 1985. ⚁