We discuss spending the night in the Axe Murder House in Villisca, Iowa, the homosexual subtext of Nightmare on Elm Street 2, and life in the 80's is discussed. .
- The subtext suggests that Jesse is a repressed homosexual.
- At the time of its release, one publication called it, "the gayest horror film ever."
- It has become a cult favorite for gay audiences.
- Mark Patton who played Jesse claimed the film's gay subtext increased through script rewrites. "I'm lying in bed and I'm a pietà and the candles are dripping and they're bending like phalluses and white wax is dripping all over. It's like I'm the center of a ... bukkake video."
- Patton (a closeted gay man at the time) ended up quitting acting to become an interior decorator from the emotional stress put on by the film's writer. In one interview, Chaskin (the writer) told a reporter that Patton played the role, "too gay." Chad will tell him when it is gay enough!
- In the 2010's, Chaskin finally admitted that he had deliberately wrote the homosexual subtext into the movie.
- They toned down one scene where Freddy was supposed to put one of his hand's knife blades into Jesse's mouth felatio style.
- In 2010, Robert Englund said, "... the second Nightmare on Elm Street is obviously intended as a bisexual themed film. It was early '80s, pre-AIDS paranoia. Jesse's wrestling with whether to come out or not and his own sexual desires was manifested by Freddy. His friend is the object of his affection. That's all there in that film."