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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  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)


$34,872,293 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the extended interviews for Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010), Lisa Zane reveals she wrote and performed a James Bond-esque ballad, "The Worst is Over", that was meant for but unused for the end credits. See more »


(at around 1h 7 mins) When Freddy is talking to Doc and cutting off his fingers, a white tube held between middle and ring fingers spurting green liquid is visible (both from Freddy's perspective and when the shot faces Freddy). See more »


Freddy Krueger: It's travelin' time!
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Crazy Credits

A text that appears before the opening credits reads: "Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep? To the toes he is terrified, Because the ground gives the way under him, And the dream begins..." -- Friedrich Nietzsche Then the text changes to: "Welcome to Prime Time, bitch." -- Freddy Krueger See more »


Follows A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »


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Performed by Iggy Pop
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OK, I think this is Freddy's 6th death already
11 November 2003 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, the sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street series and once again another bad sequel. I think this is tied up with the last sequel of the Dream Child. I was lucky enough to get the Nightmare on Elm Street series box DVD set for my birthday, so I got to see all the sequels. May I say that I'm just getting more and more disappointed though with these sequels, at least the past two, it just seems like Freddy lost his edge. It's almost like the writers were trying to give Freddy a soul and they're just destroying it instead of reinventing the story. This was a sequel that wasn't needed, sorry to Robert Englund, but this was very much below what Freddy Krueger represents.

Freddy is back, but he's got something we don't know about, a daughter. Maggie, she's not aware that he is her father, but soon she finds out what his dark secrets are and he wants her help. She has to do her best to resist his powers, but it's hard with all the good memories she has of her loving father. Ironic, isn't it? But Freddy isn't giving up without manipulating her into his ways.

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare is also presented in 3-D, radical, huh? Note the sarcasm. This is one of the worst sequels, it's tied up with the fifth sequel of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, I'd rather watch the second Nightmare on Elm Street to be honest. This just had bad acting, stupid editing, and just over all a bad idea for a story. I didn't like the concept of it and it just ruined the whole idea of who Freddy Krueger really is, the death master of nightmares, not Father Knows Best.


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