Arc Out Loud – A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Continuing our series of interactive, ‘out loud’ screenings. Some films deserve hushed reverence and quiet contemplation... these are not those films. This month we present a special Halloween-themed Arc Out Loud.
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!
Tickets for Scream Queen! + A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: book here for $20/$15 double pass.
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