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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Johnny Depp: (at around 42 mins) in a TV commercial. Depp portrayed Glen Lantz in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) who was killed when he fell asleep watching TV. See more »


(at around 12 mins) Just after Tracy is finished hitting the punching bag she says to Carlos "you ain't gettin' none", but it is clear that her mouth does not move. See more »


Freddy Krueger: [while playing a video game] Hmmm... great graphics.
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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 Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »


Performed by Iron Butterfly
Written by Doug Ingle (as Douglas Ingle)
Courtesy of Atco Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

He's Dead, yeah right!
26 August 2003 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

My least favorite of the entire series. While not a total loss, you do come away feeling cheated. The redeeming qualities of this flick are: the continued exploration into Freddy's past. (HELLO NEW LINE - DO THE NIGHTMARE PREQUEL - IF YOU MAKE IT WE WILL COME!) This was one whacked joker. The 3D sequences were good, but the ending totally blew.

Pros: Opening Sequence -- Cons: Ending -- Bottom Line: Still better than alot of other horror crud 5/10!

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