A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge is possibly the greatest work of homoerotic horror cinema. The second time around in the Nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy really has his claws on one boy. The boy, Jesse, has angst and problems growing up as a teenager. He is awkward with his girlfriend that practically throws herself at him and likes to get extra close to his male friend Grady. Freddy Krueger wants Jesse to find him victims which include a few ambiguously gay men.
Schneider is a somewhat odd gym coach. With a German surname and an Aryan profile, Coach Schneider would have made a great Nazi SA stormtrooper. Like the stormtroopers, Schneider can be found after school at a militant gay bar. One night Jesse happens to wander into the gay bar and is approached by Schneider. As can be expected, Schneider brings Jesse back to school for a few late night laps and finally tells him to "hit the showers." Freddy Krueger must have been jealous of Schneider as he kills him in the showers just after whipping his naked bare ass. There is more blood in this scene than at a mass prison gang rape. I always thought Freddy Krueger was a bit kinky.
Phallocentricism is also prevalent throughout the film, and Jesse is also in the middle of it. In a science lab, Jesse is scared by a gigantic snake wrapped around his neck. I was also disturbed to see Jesse dancing with a phallic object over his crotch while pushing drawers in with his butt. When he says "how do you like that Dad?" while prancing around gaily, I thought that was one of the finest moments in horror cinema. Also while making out with his girlfriend, penises seem to keep getting in the way when his tongue essentially turns into one.