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Queer Horror: A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

October 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:40 pm

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Described as ‘The Gayest Horror Movie Ever Made’, Freddy’s Revenge is the first of many sequels to Wes Craven’s 1984 classic A Nightmare on Elm Street. Maligned for being cheap trash on its release, the second film in the franchise has achieved cult status for its gloriously campy queer subtext. Virginal teenager, Jesse, feels he has something inside him that needs to ‘come out,’ which turns out, of course, to be Freddy Krueger. Beyond this unsubtle, central metaphor, Jesse has a suspiciously close relationship with his male friend, a sadomasochistic gym teacher who literally gets stripped and whipped, and a supposed love interest who looks like Meryl Streep.

Introduced by Jordan Phillips, queer horror maestro at Queen Margaret University.

ACCESS: Level access with Cinema plus accessible toilets all on ground floor (CCA). Film screening with subtitles for D/deaf and hard of hearing access. Hearing loop available. BSL interpretation for introduction. English language film.

£5 / £4 conc / Free for unemployed and asylum seekers. Festival pass £40 / £30 conc. All prices include booking fee.

To book tickets, please use the button below or call CCA box office on +44 (0)141 352 4900.

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October 2, 2016
8:00 pm - 9:40 pm
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Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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0141 352 4900