Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street
Directed by Roman Chimienti, Tyler Jensen
Some have called it the 'gayest horror movie ever made!' But for Mark Patton, the star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, it was anything but a dream come true. Detailing the homophobia and Aids-phobia of 1985 as a closeted actor in Hollywood, Mark retraces his obstacles, missteps, and detractors on the pathway to stardom. 35 years after its initial release, Patton is hitting the road to set the record straight about the controversial sequel and the experience that halted his career before it even began. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.
Some have called it the 'gayest horror movie ever made!' But for the star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Mark Patton, it was anything but a dream come true.
Cast: Mark Patton, Robert Englund, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler, Jack Sholder
This documentary was amazing and I think it illuminated a history of hollywood that is not often talked about. Specifically, the specific use of gay imagery in horror films, the experiences of gay actors, and the impacts of the AIDS epidemic. There is a much larger story here, so happy to have sampled a small tidbit.
I feel like Mark Patton deserves a Britney-style redemption where we as a society apologize and now fiercely defend and protect this individual. And while exposing what "fan" reactions can do to actual human beings who are just trying to entertain us, this flick does a great job in touching on the significance of horror and queerness. Give Mark Patton their flowers.
He didn't set the record straight.
This dude is so unlikeable, he's had a chip on his shoulder for decades and he's just stewing making the producer and director think they need to care more than they do about a movie they made forever ago and forgotten plus what some actor went through? Sorry pal, no and they told you that...that's showbiz so boo hoo. It was cool seeing the rest of the cast at the convention though, they all look great except for the miserable feel sorry for me always guy. Plus it was too preachy, Im all for whatever floats your boat but they're making like we're still in the 80's with the TRUE homophobia. Its 2022..pretty sure we've progressed quite a bit in that regards so ease on the preachy stuff. Honestly I wanted more interviews about how much that movie sucked because gay or straight....that was one abysmal addition to the franchise and it was part 2 lol. It just didnt make sense.....at all....what the original set up for Freddy's background so it was a stupid movie. Yeah thats about it...have a great night! Shudder kicks ass.
Really interesting documentary. A awesome look into the background.