Bradley’s review published on Letterboxd:
Welcome to the prime time, bitch!
I’ve been sleeping (heh) on the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise for way too long. It’s been somewhat of a blind spot for me over the years for some reason, and I’m really starting to regret it. Do you know how many times I could have been watching these??? My wife and I are binging the whole series for the first time and it’s just been such a great fucking time so far. We’re only 3 deep at the moment and it’s already one of my all-time favorite horror series.
This is a GREAT entry, just barely behind the first for me. It’s just so much fun, and the nightmare sequences are completely unhinged in the best way possible. I’m a little confused at this point about what the rules are on what Freddy can and can’t do, but I honestly don’t really care that much. I’m just here for the insanity! We’ve got Mad Max wheelchairs, a human puppet with tendon/blood vessel strings (legitimately horrifying and upsetting, btw), giant slug Freddy, undead skeleton Freddy, tongue bondage, a dream master wizard, “Larry” Fishburne, group dream hypnosis sessions, and a ghost nun - among other things I’m forgetting. This movie gives. The only reason I’m not giving it a full 5 stars is because it ends with more of a fizzle-pop than the BANG that I was hoping for. Regardless, it’s a classic, and one that I’m sure to revisit dozens of time in the future.