Cinebuds’ Milwaukee Film Festival Thursday pick: ‘Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street’

Cinebuds’ Milwaukee Film Festival Thursday pick: ‘Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street’

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With more than 300 film over 15 days, you’ve got seemingly endless options during the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival. If you need a little help deciding which films to see, the Cinebuds are here to help! Every day during the festival they’re sharing a daily pick.

Today they’re talking about a documentary about one of the most divisive horror movies of all time. “Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street” follows the gay actor who was cast as arguably the first male scream queen in the 1985 “Nightmare on Elm Street” sequel “Freddy’s Revenge.”

Stream their quickie episode below, and find the complete 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival daily schedule here.

Mark Patton | “Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street”

From the Milwaukee Film Festival website:

“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.”

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