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Scream, Queen: My Nightmare On Elm Street

  • Peabody Essex Museum 161 Essex Street Salem, MA (map)

Directed by Tyler Jensen and Roman Chimienti

Some have called it the ‘gayest horror movie ever made!’ But for Mark Patton, the star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, it was anything but a dream come true. Detailing the homophobia and Aids-phobia of 1985 as a closeted actor in Hollywood, Mark retraces his missteps on the pathway to stardom. 30 years after its initial release, Patton is hitting the road to set the record straight about the controversial sequel and the experience that halted his career before it even begin. Confronting the cast and crew for the first time, Mark attempts to make peace with his past as well as embrace his legacy as cinema's first male scream queen.

This screening is co-presented by Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival.