HORROR PARTY REVIEWS: "Why won't Jesse wake up like normal people?" @manic_horror_reviews, @cryptkeeping, and I had another long-distance movie night this week. Check out their pages for some thoughtful reviews of some badass movies from some badass dudes. Well, this week we had no choice but to watch the best sequel ever made: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. It's not scary, it doesn't live up to the first film, and it has flaws... but, it is legendary nonetheless. Call it what you will, but the common consensus is that Freddy's Revenge is so bad its good. I don't know about that. I'd say its a very purposeful and risky film, even if its spirit ends up preventing it from being scary. It's just hard to tell if the humor is intentional or not. Jesse is the new kid in town, and he is having trouble adjusting since Freddy Krueger has gotten inside his body and forces him to kill. Lets get one thing out of the closet... this flick has some homoerotic themes. If you have seen it then you know EXACTLY what I mean. Jesse is definetly a closeted character -who in one scene runs from a sexual encounter to chill with his half naked buddy -before Freddy pops up to ruin his night. European audience's praised The film for these overtones while America was kind of confused by them. A lot of it comes off with a lot of humor, like when the gym teacher gets tied up, stripped, and has his bare ass spanked by Freddy. The movie has so much heart and spirit, it puts a smile on your face. Which is the opposite reaction one should have when seeing a horror film, but its so damn charming that I can't gripe about it! There is one scene that is oddly scary, and Thats the pool party massacre. Mostly due to Robert Englund's excellent delivery of the line: "You are all my children now". Anyways, this is a great party flick. It's fun and easy to interact with. The cheese factor is VERY high! Also, the guy who plays Jesse -Mark Patton- is super cool and has completly embraced the films legacy. He's even the subject of a documentary called Scream Queen, which I cannot wait to check out! He is a fascinating dude, and his journey is definetly worth listening to.