Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

Posted on: July/14/2020 6:03 PM

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

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. 30 years after its initial release, Patton is hitting the road to set the record straight about the experience that ended his career just as it was about to take off.

— Amazon Summary

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street explores “the infamous homoerotic subtext and the special place [A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge] holds in the Nightmare franchise. Thanks in part to evolving social mores, [Nightmare 2] was considered controversial at the time [but] is now being looked back upon with a new appreciation and fondness by horror aficionados and fans of the franchise. Thirty years later, [Scream, Queen! 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. Interviews with celebrities, film historians and fans will help us understand the social and political climate back when the film was released in 1985, as well as the positive and negative reactions it received.”

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

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This is not your typical Nightmare On Elm Street documentary. Whether you’re a horror fan or a gay advocate, Scream, Queen! has something to offer to everyone. We delve into a deeper subject of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 that has been at the forefront for years, yet no one has fully explored. This is a story not just about Mark Patton, the star of A Nightmare On Elm Street 2, but about Hollywood’s gay subculture in the 1980s. For months we have been following Mark Patton around getting intimate accounts of how the backlash of NOES2 has deeply affected his life. From its release in 1985, fans and critics have raised an eyebrow at the not-so-subtle hints of Jesse Walsh’s sexuality. Did this create the whirlwind of questions that set the film so far apart from all the others in its series? Village Voice publication was the first to officially comment on the film’s gay subtext, releasing a landslide of both good and bad commentary from fans and critics worldwide. In 1985 being gay in Hollywood could cost you your career. Now 30 years later, Scream, Queen! is asking why?

Interviews with celebrities, film historians and fans allow Scream, Queen! to bring audiences a deeper understanding of the social atmosphere when A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 was released in 1985. The film explores the wide range of reactions elicited by the controversial movie—and how those reactions compare to those of today’s audiences.

Release Date: Various, 2020
Run Time: 99 minutes
Format: DVD | Streaming

Produced by The End Productions
Distributed by Virgil Films and Entertainment, AMC Plus Documentaries
Gallery: Poster | Cover Art (DVD)


Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm StreetScream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street Soundtrack

Label: Notefornote Ent

Composed by: Alexander Taylor

01. The Fortune Teller’s Tree
02. Scream, Queen!
03. Behind the Glass Veil
04. Be a Good Whore
05. Freddy Krueger Is Just a Phone Call Away
06. A Whole Lotta Gay
07. Private Detective
08. The Greta Garbo of Horror
09. Freddy Goes to Hollywood
10. Divine Youth
11. Childhood
12. Christopher Street
13. Five Years in Thirty Minutes
14. Cher Struck
15. The House on Mulholland Highway
16. Waiting for the Check
17. The Glove
18. Double Life
19. The Waiting Dead
20. Funerals
21. They Broke Us
22. Dark Nights of the Soul
23. Rules Don’t Apply
24. Reunion
25. A Sholder to Cry on
26. Lone Cold Walk
27. Confrontation
28. People Like Me
29. New Generation
30. Split Second (Gritar Mix) By Skeleton Head