Wes Craven's New Nightmare
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This time staying awake won't save you.. Ten years after writer and director Wes Craven ("Scream," "The Hills Have Eyes") brought his personal nightmares to the movie screen as Freddy Krueger in "A Nightmare on Elm Street," the horrifying child killer returns, stepping out of his celluloid world to haunt the life of the actress who first defeated him on film. This seventh film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series has the cast starring as themselves in a wicked spin as key players from earlier installments are terrorized by Freddy Kreuger and his razor-fingered glove. Starring Robert Englund ("Urban Legend," "The Mangler"), Heather Langenkamp ("TV's Just the Ten of Us"), and Miko Hughes ("Apollo 13," "Mercury Rising").
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 35
- Fresh: 27
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: An ingenious, cathartic exercise in illusion and fear.
Fresh: Englund once again is in bravura form as Freddy, playing as much for nasty laughs as unnerving shocks.
Fresh: The new film recaptures the dark soul of the original through a clever conceit.
Rotten: This one's defeated by the rigid formula.
An Underrated Classic!!
To many people, this entry is either the best or the worst sequel. The story is about the original cast members of the first freddy film being haunted by a "reel" freddy. This movie is so good it stands on its own!
I <3 Freddy movies
Omg this 1 n the first r my FAV horror movies. U rock Wes craven n Robert Eunglund (hope I spelled ur names right so srry if I didn't)
For what it is it works
Most of the criticism of this film is that it isn't really Freddy Krueger and it is "boring" because of it's lack of kills. Well Wes decided to have his freddy in this picture be a manifestation of some ancient evil because at that point Freddy in the franchise had become a joking anti-hero and Wes decided to create a darker more menacing Freddy and since the franchise had at that point been driven into the ground Wes decided to go with something original and new. As far as the "boring" tone of the picture, this movie was geared to the same people who at the time of the originals release were teenagers but who were at the time of New Nightmare adults who had matured, so the film was more mature and geared to said adults.
So if you live the original and wouldn't mind something a little different yet still really good then go ahead and get this one.