Even though today is the 30th anniversary of A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, I’m going to go against the grain and do a post about A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge! Well, more specifically a little moment that doesn’t get talked about much. No, not Jesse dancing in his room – but the moment when his little sister is eating a box of Fu Man Chews cereal and playing with the toy fingernails that are inside.
Have you ever watched that part of the movie and thought to yourself “Hmmmm…..I really wish I could own a replica box of Fu Man Chews!“. Well……..now you can! And how about a bonus replica of the toy fingernails too?
Ok, I will have to admit that this is pretty cool. Especially since it comes with the fingernails too. Now – if you want to try and get your grubby hands on this, you can do so on eBay right HERE. If you’re located in the US, the shipping is a bit of a letdown – but in the end you’ll definitely probably be the only one in your crew with a replica box of Fu Man Chews cereal. Now here’s the scene of Jesse dancing just for diehard Jesse dancing fans out there who just can’t get enough.
An exploding parakeet. A random homoerotic scene with a gym teacher in an S&M bar. Terrible softball playing skills. No, I’m not talking about a nightmare that I had the other night – but I am talking about scenes from A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge! Yes, the 1985 sequel that had everyone scratching there heads until they were bloody had a lot of awful parts – and some ‘so awful they’re good’ parts as well in an 80’s horror kind of way. But one scene in particular is near the top of my list for all time ANightmare On Elm Street franchise moments: The pool party scene.
One of the rare times (if not the only) that you can see Freddy just going off and mowing down a bunch of hapless victims at once. Does it make much sense? Hardly not. But the whole movie pretty much doesn’t make any sense. I love this scene, and not just because of Freddy’s classic one-liners (“Help yourself, fucker!” and “You are all my children now!“), but because it redeemed the film just enough to keep it from being at the bottom of my ANightmare On Elm Street sequel list. That would be reserved for Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare. At the end of the day though, A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 is a shitty sequel to a great horror movie and unfortunately there is no pool party slaughter scene or giant slimy tongue that can change that.