It was 30 years ago that Mark Patton starred as Jesse Walsh in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. Since then there’s been hundreds of reviews – both negative and positive – but there’s one thing we know for sure: the film had and still has fans talking. For the most part, Patton dropped out of the public eye in 1987 and maybe with his documentary Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street horror experts will learn a little about why he made the decision.
Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street will focus on the homoerotic subtext in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge and the documentary will include fan reactions, celebrity interviews, Freddy Krueger history and maybe even a look into Patton’s life now as he joins the horror convention circuit and returns to the world of acting.
Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street is directed by Tyler Jensen. It has an anticipated release set for 2016.
Check out the synopsis below:
“A documentary film focusing on the gay experience in Hollywood horror, Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street explores how that experience has changed in the three decades since Mark Patton’s controversial portrayal of Jesse Walsh, the object of Freddy Krueger’s latent desire in Nightmare on Elm Street 2. Scream, Queen! examines the infamous homoerotic subtext and the special place the film holds in the Nightmare franchise as well as the gay film canon. Partly in thanks to evolving social mores, Nightmare on Elm Street 2 – which was considered controversial at the time of its release – is now being looked back upon with a new appreciation and fondness by horror aficionados and fans of the series.
Thirty years later, join Mark as he 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. Scream, Queen! features interviews with celebrities, film historians and fans to bring a deeper understanding of the social and political climate back when the film was released in 1985, as well as the positive and negative reactions it received – and how those reactions compare to the reactions of today’s audiences.”