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
SOLID, Gay Nightmare forever
I was so moved by this that I bought my own copy and have just rewatched it. Mark Patton tells of his days as a young actor hoping to make it big in Hollywood with 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge'. Owing to bigotry from inside the industry and viewers alike, the personal cost of starring in the film was huge. A story of one man's incredible courage as he goes from actor to activist, this is a vitally important LGBT narrative and a must-see for any fan of the 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' franchise. Mark Patton is a true hero.
If this movie were a Judas Priest record it be Turbo. Freddy's Revenge has its flaws but this film makes up for them. It brings character and love to those flaws. A stark reminder to a time where all bad films were told through a light of a strong and meaningful story. Chef Recommends
Tears. Say hello to Hedda for me, Mark. Wonderful film.
Iconic, my first Film I watch on Shutter and it was above & beyond, we need more LGBT+ horror movies / horror documentaries :)