The theatrical opening of the award-winning documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street has been announced. Directed by Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen, the title will premiere in Los Angeles come February 27, 2020.
As the name suggests, Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street has been described as an insightful film about “the gayest horror film of all time” A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. It will hit theaters beginning February 27, 2020, to March 4, 2020, in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Glendale Theater.
You can also get it on VOD come March 3, 2020, on all platforms including Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, VUDU, etc.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge has continued to enjoy a cult status in the queer community. Numerous people have discussed the horror film’s homosexual subtext. The current documentary is ready to offer answers about everything.
The official description reads:
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.
Thirty years after the initial release of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street sets the records straight about the controversial sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street, which ended Mark’s acting career, just as it was about to begin. Scream, Queen! follows Patton as he travels to horror conventions across the U.S. Each new city unwraps a chapter from his life that is met with equal parts joyful and bittersweet detail, as he attempts to make peace with his past and embrace his legacy as cinema’s first male “scream queen.” Scream, Queen! also finds Patton confronting Freddy’s Revenge cast and crew for the first time, including co-stars Robert Rusler, Kim Myers and Clu Gulager, as well as Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund.
The theatrical release is courtesy of Virgil Films.
Here’s the trailer!
You should also consider visiting the documentary’s official website.
Take note; Glendale Laemmle will be hosting Q&A’s with actor and film subject Mark Patton following the 7:10 pm show on Thursday (2/27) and after the 9:55 pm show on Friday (2/28) and Saturday (2/29).
The documentary has received numerous accolades.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 was released back in 1985. Patton as the film’s lead Jesse Walsh gave rise to many opinion pieces. The character was considered as a variation of the “final girl” archetype found in slasher films.
The movie’s reported budget was $3 million and it went on to gross a total of $30 million. Patton, due to being a gay actor in Hollywood, faced a lot of issues during that time. He had to give up on his acting career.
I’m glad Patton decided to be part of this documentary and talk about his experience. I can’t even begin to imagine everything he had to go through during those early years in his life.
Will you be checking it out? Let us know.
Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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