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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

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Freddy Krueger returns once again to haunt both the dreams of Springwood's last surviving teenager and a woman with a deep connection to him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shon Greenblatt ...
Lezlie Deane ...
Childless Man (as Mr. Tom Arnold)
Childless Woman (as Mrs. Tom Arnold)
Guy on TV (as Oprah Noodlemantra)
Cassandra Rachel Friel ...
David Dunard ...
Marilyn Rockafellow ...
Virginia Peters ...
Woman in Plane


In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D). Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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Evil has finally met its match. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, and for language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 September 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: The Dream Lover  »

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)


$34,872,293 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


A 16-year-old Jacob Johnson, the son that was born to Alice Johnson in the previous installment, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989), was a major character in the original script written for the movie by Michael Almereyda. In this first draft of the film, Alice, now in her thirties, was killed by Freddy. Taryn, Joey, and Kincaid from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) also returned as the "Dream Police." In the script, Taryn was the "Blade Cop," Joey was the "Sound Cop," and Kincaid was the "Power Cop." Director Rachel Talalay has stated that she greatly disliked original script and that the replacement script by Michael De Luca "saved the day." De Luca also said that he was surprised he wasn't asked to write the screenplay in the first place, since he had done a similar last-minute rewrite on A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989). See more »


When Maggie and the kids arrive in Springwood, the graffiti on the van has changed from the earlier scene when they left the youth center. See more »


John Doe: [Spencer is being violently attacked by Freddy in a dream] I'll go into his dream, I'll try and bring him out before he gets killed.
Maggie Burroughs: That's crazy.
[Spencer suddenly flies to his feet, launches into the ceiling and gets his head stuck]
John Doe: Well, what do you call that? Rational?
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Crazy Credits

The end credits feature clips from all six Nightmare films and the last scene gives Freddy's birth and death date. See more »


Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 12 September 1991 (1991) See more »


Everything Remains The Same
Performed by the Junk Monkeys
Written by Kevin Perry, David Bierman, Dave Boutette and Dan Allen
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Freddy's Dead? The Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise.
6 August 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) was the last film to feature Freddy Krueger as a solo act (not as an entity or a co-star). The years of killing have taken a toll upon the town of Springwood. It has gotten to the point that the little city has become a virtual ghost town. The parents who killed Freddy Krueger so many years ago have all paid the ultimate price. Only the mad inhabit the town and the survivors are scattered everywhere. But that doesn't stop Freddy from seeking out his final revenge. No matter how they try to stop him, he always comes back for more. But this time he finds out a little more about his old life. Can the kids finally stop Freddy for good? What is this secret that is buried in Freddy's twisted mind? to find out you'll have to watch Freddy's Dead. the end was originally filmed in 3-D.

A fitting way to end the franchise. Freddy learns something about himself and his perverted life and he gets to go out in a bang! Lisa Zane, Yaphet Kotto and Freddy Krueger star in this final installment. Rosanne, Tom Arnold and Johnny Depp make special appearances. A whole lot better than the last one but it's filled with a few dated jokes. If you enjoy the series then you don't want to miss out on this one.

I have to recommend this movie for Freddy fans.

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