The Fargo Film Festival is proud to announce a screening of Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street, with very special guest Mark Patton. This highly acclaimed, crowd-pleasing documentary premiered at Fantastic Fest in September and has taken the festival circuit by storm ever since.
“A touching, poignant film about how one man took control of his narrative and used it to empower not only himself, but millions of queen horror fans around the world.”—Trace Thurman, Bloody Disgusting
At the time of release, The Advocate dubbed 1985’s A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge the gayest horror film ever made. For the film’s closeted young star, Mark Patton, such a tag was a stark reminder about the homophobia rampant in Hollywood at the time—and the painful experience he had making the high-profile film and living through the polarizing critical aftermath.
This new documentary highlights Patton’s time in the horror spotlight and gives him the chance to set the record straight about the controversial sequel, which ended his acting career just as it was about to begin.
Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street follows Patton as he travels to horror conventions across the United States. Each new city unwraps a chapter from his life as he attempts to make peace with his past and embrace his legacy as cinema’s first male “scream queen.”
Mark Patton will appear live on stage for a Q&A immediately following the film.
Tickets are $10 and go on sale at 12:00 on February 24.