Mark Patton’s ‘Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street’ Documentary Gets Special Screening

Posted on: March/1/2019 8:41 PM

Mark Patton

Mark Patton’s documentary Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street finally has a special screening date and you could see it! The documentary wrote on its profile today:

Cat’s out of the bag! Check out a special screening of Scream, Queen at Cleveland International Film Festival. Tickets on sale now!!!!   

The film will show at the Cleveland International Film Festival Friday, April 05, 2019 at 9:40 PM and Saturday, April 06, 2019 at 11:45 AM.

What is the gayest film ever? “Rocky Horror Picture Show?” “Mommie Dearest?” How about “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2?” Thirty-three years after its release, the horror sequel is still regarded as a gay camp classic, full of homophobic and homoerotic images. For one young actor, it was a true nightmare, effectively ending his film career. SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET is a high-energy and thoughtful documentary that picks multiple fights and wins them all. It is the story of Mark Patton, the young gay star of the film. It is the tale of a homophobic and AIDS-phobic 1980s Hollywood. Finally, it is a look at the script of David Chaskin, who claimed there was no gay intent but blamed the film’s gayness on Mark. “Nightmare 2” labeled Mark as the new Scream Queen and forced him into Garbo-like exile. Mark is back now and ready to talk, big time. Full of wonderful film clips and celebrities, this is a defiant and triumphant story that nonetheless cautions today’s LGBTQ community that the nightmare isn’t over.

It looks like the film will hit the festival circuit before heading to an official release. Filmmakers Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen have helped Mark bring his documentary to life over the last several years.

Get your tickets here and watch the trailer below.

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street – Teaser from Tyler Jensen on Vimeo.