Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
A lot has been made about A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge undercurrent of homosexuality and for good reason. Between Marshall Bell’s S&M coach character and the teenage fear of what is inside him coming out it’s a pretty on-the-nose commentary… but a curious one. If homosexuality is what the lead, Jesse, is afraid to let loose then the film represents homosexuality as a grotesque mass murderer that when let loose kills everybody at the pool party.
It’s a bit of a curious case of conflicting commentary, but there’s a dark gritty tone to Nightmare 2 that I can’t help but appreciate. It’s not my favorite of the series (I like 1, 3, 4 and New Nightmare better than 2), but you gotta give it credit for still featuring scary Freddy Krueger. His one liners start going crazy in Dream Warriors, but by The Dream Master he’s well on the road to cartoon territory.
Not here, good sir. That human-faced dog can rot in hell and Kevin Yagher’s make-up work on the whole is just plain disturbing. Whether it’s Freddy crawling out of Mark Patton’s skin or that goddamn nightmare dog there’s a surreality to the movie that can’t be denied.
Below you’ll see Kevin Yagher working on Robert Englund’s exposed brain!
Thanks to Steve Abramson for sending this one along! Click to embiggen!
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Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pics give us a very rare look behind the scenes of a great ‘80s fantasy flick.