Slig001’s review published on Letterboxd:
The real follow up to the original Nightmare on Elm Street once again picks up with Nancy, who is a few years older (you can tell because she has a grey bit in her hair) and working in a mental institution, trying to help the last few Elm Street kids survive their dreams. The best thing about this film is definitely the special effects - the nightmare sequences are truly nightmarish - almost Lovecraftian in their execution. The movie has the special effects to match, which are all a joy to watch. The Freddy Kruger character begins to morph into the wisecracking killer he would become, and it bodes well with the off centre humour of the film. The plot has shades of the teen suicide angle seen in other late eighties fare (I guess this was a thing back then?), which gives the film some backbone. It does get a bit too goofy for me at times (dream powers etc) and it can drag a little in between kills but this is still good fun and probably the best of the original Nightmare sequels.