Episode 48, September 26, 2017: Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

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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. .


Warning: Spoilers, adult humor, and harsh language ahead. Listen at your own risk.



Show Notes:


2DudeReview - Episode 48: Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

I. Introduction
- Discuss site, Twitter, etc.

II. Our bet

III. Tidbits/Things to Discuss

- They originally didn't want to pay Robert Englund and used an extra. They quickly changed their minds and payed Englund.
- The film was well-received in England because audiences enjoyed the sexual overtones.
- Homoerotic Subtext:
- 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."


IV. How rotten is Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge was given an % by Rotten Tomatoes. Do the following films fall higher or lower than %?

V. Mention next film, plus reiterate the Web site and social media feeds

VI. Final Grade of A-F

Chad's Grade: B+
Brian's Grade: C-
Karina's Grade: C+