FRINGE!: Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street
November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fringe!, London’s Queer Film & Arts Fest, is running from Tuesday 14th November until the Sunday 17th.
On the Sunday afternoon they’re screening the documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street, which follows Mark Patton, who in the mid-80s was a young and closeted star on the rise. Until he made the epic mistake of starring in Nightmare on Elm Street 2, known to a certain cadre of horror fans as “the gay one”.
Homoerotic even to the most ramrod straight guy, the sequel featured S&M shower scenes, fetish bars, and young torsos bathed in terror-sweat. And for Mark, the nightmare never ended.
While the years have been kinder to the film, they haven’t always been to Mark who felt the victim of Freddy in more ways than one. Scream, Queen is not only a deep dive into horror history, but an exploration of the homophobia rampant in fan culture and Hollywood. Chock full of interviews of cast and crew, anchored by Mark himself this is a scary little curiosity for all you horror homos out there in the dark.