Strong Language & Violent Scenes Podcast

80: In Defence of… A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (w/ Mitch Harrod)

November 29, 2019

We are back on track with the episode numbering so it brings me great delight to bring YOU, Episode 80! This week, we are delighted to be bringing back a former guest. We had him on the show before talking Seed of Chucky and he's back again! He is the co-director and programmer of the Soho Horror Film Festival, which just enjoyed a highly successful sophomore event...

It's Mitch Harrod!

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His chosen film? A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge!

After the success of A Nightmare On Elm Street, it seemed plausible that a sequel would be a surefire money-spinner, much to series creator Wes Craven's annoyance. So it fell to director Jack Sholder to bring Freddy back for a second time in a film that performed well but was regarded poorly. 

That's not even the interesting stuff... Dig in for an in-depth look at the themes within the film and the sexual politics at play. 

The synopsis is as follows: 

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 needs a host body to carry out his gruesome vendetta against the youth of Springwood, Ohio. While Freddy gains influence, Jesse and his girlfriend, Lisa, race against the clock trying to figure out what's going on.


Please note that this episode contains strong language, conversations of an adult nature and EXTREMELY Scottish accents. 

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