Trivia: A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

  • Dolled-Up Installment: The film apparently started life as an unrelated horror script, and got turned into the second Elm Street film when the producers wanted a quick sequel, but were hampered by Wes Craven being unwilling to return.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Robert Englund almost didn't reprise his role as Freddy, because New Line Cinema refused to give him a pay rise. They rehired him when the guy who replaced him proved to be absolutely lifeless in his movements (he can briefly be seen as Freddy in the shower scene).
    • Brad Pitt, John Stamos and Christian Slater all auditioned for the role of Jesse Walsh.
    • The exploding parakeet's designer had initially made a demonic version of it for the scene.