Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

Directors Roman Chimienti & Tyler Jensen and star Mark Patton in attendance for 10/24 screening!

In 1985, Mark Patton starred in A Nightmare on Elm Street sequel Freddy’s Revenge, as cinema’s first male “scream queen.” As a gay man playing a role that was trashed as “too gay,” his career was ended. This doc explores the 1980s horror film industry, Hollywood fame and infamy, and Patton’s current fight to set the record straight on his legacy. From horror conventions to in-person confrontations with Freddy’s Revenge cast and crew, this film lifts the veil on Hollywood, homophobia, and the horror industry.


"SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET is the kind of documentary you wait all year to see. The film is well researched and paints a broader picture, beyond its tender-hearted subject." - Film Inquiry 


"It is a tight, straightforward documentary about one corner of the horror world that has been under appreciated for so long, and it is a love letter to those who have always loved it." - Rue Morgue Magazine



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Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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