A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2 was released in 1985; I am the star of that film. I played a character named Jesse Walsh and little did I know the effect he would have on my life. Jesse has been with me throughout my life, good times and bad… In every relationship in my life there comes a moment when the person will ask ”did you…?” after that affirmative answer I become slightly different to the person.
Throughout my life I have heard “I love it”, “I hated it”, “I never saw it” (“I hate horror movies”, I never believe those people). For many years Jesse, me and NOES2 have been labelled the odd guys out in the NOES series, the worst according to some.
Gay is always a word that arrives in the NOES2 conversation. In 2011 OUT magazine named NOES2 the gayest Horror Film of all time, besting The Eyes of Laura Mars a personal favorite of mine. I have been listed among the top Scream Queens of all time, in many polls beating out even my dear friend Heather Langenkamp.
After completion of Never Sleep Again, a well received documentary about NOES, I began to travel the world, signing autographs speaking and headline a panel with such horror notables as Heather, PJ Soles, Linnea Quigly and Beverly Randolf in the SCREAM QUEENS for Days of the Dead.
Let’s say I have heard NOES2 from every angle, discussed it like the Talmud, defended it and I believe helped restore it to the place it belongs as the best among the series.
This is my final answer to all of you who asked if I liked the ending. Was Jesse Gay? Was Fred Gay? Did you know? Are you Gay? You scream like a girl! Do you feel like you are a part of the real NOES series. Jesse and Mark are homos!
The answers are buried here in this Journal.
Jesse’s Lost Journal was conceived as my subtexts writings while making the movie. I stay true to the film until late in the game and then bear off in a new direction, bringing Jesse up to date and letting you see he is quite alive and doing just fine. I hope you enjoy the Journals here on Static Mass, I love writing them.