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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  13 September 1991 (USA)
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Freddy Krueger returns once again to haunt both the dreams of his daughter and Springwood's last surviving teenager.



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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


$8,500,000 (estimated)


$34,872,293 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Talalay simply got really sick toward the end of their filming schedule, and being a low-budget flick they couldn't delay production to wait for her recovery. So, according to Shon Greenblatt, "Aron Warner actually directed the last several hours of the filming of the movie," including the final scene between Freddy and John Doe. See more »


(at around 1h 17 mins) When Maggie wakes up from her last dream, the 3-D glasses can be seen lying on her stomach for a second before she moves. See more »


Carlos' Mother: Maybe you don't hear so good. Maybe I clean out your ears for you.
[she shows Carlos a giant cotton swab]
Carlos: No, no. Mama, please, I've been a good boy. You don't understand. I've been good, mama! Please, don't make me deaf, mama! Please! I'm sorry!
[she morphs into Freddy]
Freddy Krueger: I'm not. Ha ha ha!
[Freddy sticks the giant cotton swab into Carlos' ear and it goes through his other ear, Carlos pulls it out]
Freddy Krueger: Oh, Carlos. Lend me your ear.
[Freddy cuts off Carlos' ear]
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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 »


Followed by Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) See more »


Why Was I Born? (Freddy's Dead)
Performed by Iggy Pop
Written by Iggy Pop and Whitey Kirst
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Happy Father's Day
30 March 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Freddy Krueger (Robert Engund) brings the last survivor of Sprinwood to a big city. The police withdraw the teenager with amnesia from the streets and bring him to a shelter under the care of Maggie Burroughs (Lisa Zane). She finds a picture of her hometown Springwood in his few belongings and decides to take the John Doe (Shon Greenblatt) back to the town trying to recover his memory. During the travel to Springwood, she finds three others interns hidden in the van. When they reach Springwood, Maggie discovers that she was adopted by her mother and her father is Freddy Krueger.

"Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare" is the sixth part of this classic movie and is a very weak and disappointing sequel. The story is silly, with a dark humor that never works, despite the cameo of Johnny Depp. Further, it shows a total lack of imagination of the writer, and proves that the franchise is exhausted. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "A Hora do Pesadelo 6: Pesadelo Final – A Morte de Freddy" ("The Hour of the Nightmare 6: Final Nightmare – The Death of Freddy")

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