Rainbow Film Club: A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge


Apollo Cinema Tue, Oct 17 7:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1985
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jack Sholder
Cast:Robert Englund
Mark Patton
Kim Myers
Robert Rusler
Clu Gulager
Screenwriter:David Chaskin


"... the second Nightmare on Elm Street is obviously intended as a bisexual themed film. [...]. 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." - Robert Englund

SPECTRUM and the Queer Night Out Waterloo Region are pleased to partner with Apollo Cinema to present the Rainbow Film Club! Join us each month for a classic of queer cinema. You can also join SPECTRUM & the QNO Waterloo Region for a Queer Night Out discussion group in the week following each screening to discuss the film.

Jesse Walsh moves with his family into the home of the lone survivor from a series of attacks by dream-stalking monster Freddy Krueger. There, Jesse is bedeviled by nightmares and inexplicably violent impulses. It turns out Freddy is out to possess him in order to continue his reign of terror in the real world.

Films screened as part of the Rainbow Film Club are drawn from suggestions from community members/online lists of "notable classic queer films." Many films may contain outdated & problematic language or themes that can be disturbing to some audience members. We encourage those considering attending film screenings to conduct their own independent research.