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Poster and Teaser Arrive for Documentary ‘Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street’

Released in 1985, the Jack Sholder-directed A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge took the franchise down a very interesting path in only its second installment, focused on Freddy Krueger’s attempt to possess and overtake the body of a young man.

That man was played by actor Mark Patton, whose story will soon be told.

While Freddy’s Revenge, dubbed “the gayest horror movie ever made,” cemented Freddy as a pop-culture icon, Patton was never heard from again. After 30 years of living in near obscurity, Patton is back to talk about how his American dream became a nightmare during the homophobic AIDS crisis in Hollywood and why he had to give it all up…

“A documentary film focusing on the gay experience in Hollywood horror, Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street explores how that experience has changed in the three decades since Mark Patton’s controversial portrayal of Jesse Walsh, the object of Freddy Krueger’s latent desire in Nightmare on Elm Street 2. Scream, Queen! examines the infamous homoerotic subtext and the special place the film holds in the Nightmare franchise as well as the gay film canon. Partly in thanks to evolving social mores, Nightmare on Elm Street 2 – which was considered controversial at the time of its release – is now being looked back upon with a new appreciation and fondness by horror aficionados and fans of the series. 

Thirty years later, join Mark as he asks what all the fuss was about when teenager Jesse Walsh danced just a little too freely and screamed a little too loudly while running from everybody’s favorite crispy, wise-cracking villain. Scream, Queen! features interviews with celebrities, film historians and fans to bring a deeper understanding of the social and political climate back when the film was released in 1985, as well as the positive and negative reactions it received – and how those reactions compare to the reactions of today’s audiences.”

Check out the new teaser and poster below, the latter designed by Matt Ryan Tobin.

Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen directed the doc.



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  • Will Coors

    i honestly feel for Mark Patton, he did not deserve 30 years of hate! I can’t believe some people can be so mean.

    • Tony Harley

      Especially with everything he’s gone through in his personal life… it’s just so cruel and sad.

    • Bouncy X

      yeah I can’t believe people would be so mean and ask why he’s there. Part 2 is definitely a lesser part of the franchise but nothing can come close to being the pile of shit Freddy’s Dead is. That being said, no matter my opinion of the individual movies I love the franchise as a whole and would be excited to meet any actors from any of em. Some more than others for sure but still excited to meet any Nightmare folk!

  • Saturn

    I’ve been looking forward to this for quite some time now – Elm St 2 is one of my favourites of the series.

  • Micah Unice

    No release date yet?

  • Boydon

    the fact that chaskin is saying “screamed like a woman” is pretty telling.

  • Pretty cool. Still my least favorite entry in the series, but I do love the cult that has sprung up around it. Deservedly so!

    Will check this out for sure.

    • Tony Harley

      Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare and Dream Child tho 😮 lol

      • I get the criticisms, but I still prefer them over ‘Revenge.’ There’s some more stylistic fun factor, which I enjoy. Part 2 just feels weird in the series, which makes sense.

        • Tony Harley

          I agree that it’s weird but I like that Freddy’s still pretty creepy in it. Just wish there was more kills and dreams.

      • marklola12 .

        freddys dead the worst followed by part 5, tbh part 5 was saved by lisa Wilcox for me, personally shes my fave character out of everyone and she never got killed either

        • Tony Harley

          Eh I always felt indifferent to Alice. Maybe I’m just bitter cause she replaces Kristen’s character lol but they could’ve done way better than just giving her a baby for part 5.

      • A2VL

        Dream Child is so underrated. The gothic atmosphere and set design is so awesome.

        • John Connor

          Parts 2 & 5 are my favorites of the series.

        • Tony Harley

          I like those aspects but everything else…

  • dukeblues

    How many years has this been in production? Seems like forever.

    • Turboguard

      Remember it’s only 2 people making it. I’ve shot some scenes for it and got to see a rough cut a while back ago. Tyler and Roman is doing a fantastic job.

  • Necro

    I loved his scream in that film! It makes me chuckle every time I watch part 2.

  • The chicken man

    Even though there are some amazingly funny moments in part 2, I always found Freddy to be particularly scarier in it.

    • dukeblues

      Yes, I prefer this Freddy over the night club act Freddy.

  • marklola12 .

    wow in that clip David Chaskin sounds like a top class prick

  • Mightygil

    I wonder if Patton mentions anywhere that part of the reason he’s not acting is the fact that he simply wasn’t any good at it. NOES 2 certainly isn’t the worst in the franchise, but it was far too focused on gay/sexual/kinky imagery instead of an actually compelling story or scares

  • “You’re all my children now..”
    I always liked that line in part 2; in my opinion, one of the most memorable lines of all the Nightmare films. There’s this creepy darkness and untold story behind it. Initially, I didn’t have any problems with the film; I thought it was fine. It’s the other people that complain about the hidden innuendos that I have a problem with. I’m not too bothered by that though because the entirety of the film, its style, was woven together nicely from beginning to end.

  • Derek

    David Chaskin is just evil point blank period. Not supportive in the slightest and I’ll definitely be checking this out to hear Mark Patton’s story.

  • RipleyCroft

    This looks really interesting and I feel bad for Mark. He got all the backlash for Jack and David’s mediocrity and they still got some work after Nightmare 2. Mark didn’t get another acting job till 20 years later.

  • Brad Tyler

    I can’t wait for this. I love Nightmare 2. I think Freddy is actually very scary in this one, much better than the comedian Freddy of later films. Tonally, Part 2 is my favourite of them all.

  • 1EyeJack

    When and where can we see this?

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