october 2018

sat20oct12:30 pm2:00 pmA Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602


Event Details

This is going to be frustrating, but all that stuff we said about the original A Nightmare On Elm Street? Forget it. The first of a great many sequels, Freddy’s Revenge does away with a lot of the terrifying mystery of the original in favor of a more straight-ahead slasher story. Freddy still inhabits the nightmares of his victims, including this time transforming the teen he’s pursuing into a version of himself — even though he’s much more of a normal murderer-type. And the kids are likeable, especially Kim Myers, playing Lisa and looking almost exactly like a young Meryl Streep. But the main appeal here is watching the series begin its transition from creepy dream-logic to kind of comical. It’s a self-awareness that helps diffuse the movie’s pure fright.


(Saturday) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Tampa Theatre

711 North Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602