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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

It’s the second week of our Queer Horror Month and we’re discussing a classic – 1985’s ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge.’ We are joined by one of the true scholars of this movie, filmmaker Michael Varrati. We dissect the homoerotic subtext (and text) of the film, and what it’s like to watch it through a 2021 lens. We also recast some of the classic killers of cinema. And, as always, we’ve got ‘Staff Picks.’

In news, Timothée Chalamet drops his first-look image as Willy Wonka, Jake Gyllenhaal says acting in Marvel movies is hard, and some lucky horror fans get to stay in the ‘Scream’ house.

This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Maximum Film listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/MAXFILM.

Staff Picks:
Drea – Bergman Island
Alonso – Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street and The Velvet Underground
Michael – Knife+Heart

With Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, and Michael Varrati

In this episode...


  • Michael Varrati

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A movie podcast that isn’t just a bunch of straight white dudes. Comedian Ify Nwadiwe is joined by film producer Drea Clark and film critic Alonso Duralde for a fast, funny, flight through film. Maximum Film! is news, reviews and in-depth insight, beamed directly into your ears every week.

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