Film + TV

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

When: Fri., March 11, 9:30 p.m. 2016

This isn’t just a fun slasher flick; it’s also a landmark film in queer cinema. (IU Cinema is showing the film as part of its “Queer Disorientations” series.) Unlike most movies in the slasher genre, this one revolves around a teenage boy, and it follows him as he wrestles with his sexual identity. Of course, he is forced to confront the dream-stalker Freddy Krueger as well. “Through tensions between dreams and reality, masculinity and victimhood, and pleasure and pain, Nightmare 2 works to destabilize notions of what popular horror cinema can and should be,” IU Cinema states. Alex Swanson, a Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies in The Media School at IU, will introduce the screening.

Price: Free, but ticketed

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