Many have mixed feelings on Nightmare on Elm St Part 2, but it has become a cult classic. The homo-erotic subtext that David Chaskin admittedly wrote into the screenplay has created a small sensation and interest in the film. Perhaps if the movie came out today, Jesse Mark Patton may have been openly gay. Sadly, though even in this day and age, I have yet to see the main character in a mainstream film be homosexual, unless the movie plot is completely oriented around homosexuality. There are a lot of great movies where the main character is a homosexual. They are great films in their own right, but homosexuality plays a large part in each movie. I believe that was the intent of Chaskin and for that I do have a certain respect for the film.
The film opened, under the credits, in the town of Springwood Ohio , as a yellow school bus delivered students home after school. Soon, there were only two teenaged girls and a nerdy, effeminate guy the sequence's dreamer, it was revealed in the back of the vehicle. Suddenly the bus driver accelerated the bus, passed a regular stop and hurtled into a desert landscape, with lightning striking and a darkening sky. When it came to a halt, the ground opened and the bus teetered precariously on the top of two narrow spires or pinnacles within a huge fissure.
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