Documentary explores gay undertones of “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2”

By : Jeremy Williams
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge is considered by many to be the gayest horror film ever made and that claim is the subject of a new documentary seeking crowdfunding on the website Kickstarter.

The sequel to Wes Craven’s wildly successful horror classic celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and the documentary, entitled Scream, Queen!: My Nightmare on Elm Street, explores the homoerotic subtext of the film as well as Hollywood’s gay subculture in the 1980s.

Through interviews with film historians, cast and crew (including the film’s stars Mark “Scream Queen” Patton and Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund) and fans of the movie, the documentary aims to “bring audiences a deeper understanding of the social atmosphere when A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 was released in 1985.”

Check out the video for the Kickstarter below and visit the website here.

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