Ok – I can admit it. I have a horror movie promotional standee problem. I search and search on Ebay in hopes of finding another so I can share it with you, in hopes of also convincing myself to throw the cash down and purchase one in the process. It started with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2….then moved on to The Return Of The Living Dead. And now I’ve found possibly the most affordable one of them all:
That right there, if you can’t figure it out, is a rare promotional standee for A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge from 1985 that was used in video stores when the movie came out on videocassette. It looks to be in good shape, and compared to past standees I’ve put up is very reasonably priced. Check out the Ebay listing HERE and gaze upon the $250 (or best offer) price tag and realize that you should probably get this one while you can. If you need some encouragement, then check out the hypnotizing dance moves from Jesse in the movie clip below to help sway you in the right direction:
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.