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New Nightmare (1994)

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A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

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It's nearing the 10th Anniversary of the film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and one of the stars, Heather Langenkamp is being scared by a voice on a phone, sounding very similar to the film's villain, Freddy Krueger. When Heather's husband is killed in a car accident and is discovered with slash marks on him, Heather starts to wonder something. Especially when she discovers that Wes Craven is writing another 'Nightmare' film. Soon, she realizes that Freddy has now entered the real world, and the only way to defeat him is to become Nancy Thompson once again. Written by Film_Fan

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Rated R for explicit horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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£803,340 (UK) (20 January 1995)
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This is the first movie in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series that doesn't have any opening credits. See more »

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During the final scene when Dylan is in the furnace, he has to push aside a snake to escape. The snake is exhibiting a rattling sound. The actual snake is an immature albino Suriname boa constrictor, and they do not rattle. Only rattlesnakes give off that sound as a warning. See more »

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Robert Shaye: How would you like to join us in the definitive Nightmare?
Heather Langenkamp: I thought you killed Freddy off.
Robert Shaye: Well, we did, but the fans, you know, the fans, God bless them, they're clamoring for more. I guess evil never dies, right?
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Freddy tries to get back to reality.
3 March 2009 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

The story, in brief: Freddy Krueger is an incarnation of an ancient evil, according to Wes Craven (played in the film by . . . Wes Craven), and the stories/movies were actually keeping him somewhat in control but now that he/it is being left to rot away it is time for fiction to come crashing back into reality. And reality is, after all, simply a cinema-screen's width away.

This is an interesting, and sadly overlooked, entry in the franchise, this is of importance to genre fans who want to see the ideas in Scream before they became Scream. Craven uses this movie to explore the boundaries between reality and fiction and to subvert many of the horror clichés while at the same time using them to get classic scares. He also manages, impressively, to get Freddy back to being a genuinely scary figure. This is helped by Freddy receiving a makeover that makes him look even more evil than he ever did before (in fact, this and the "devil" Freddy look from FvJ are probably his scariest incarnations).

Langenkamp does slightly better here, playing a version of herself, but I still wish she'd never burdened the entire series with her presence. She's a great gal and does well to revisit a character she could have ditched a long time ago but there are many better actresses out there. It has to be said that everyone (Langenkamp, Englund, Saxon and even Craven, although he's the least of them,) does well as they bravely portray versions of themselves. And Lin Shaye is back in a minor role, although she may be the only one returning from the first movie NOT to be playing themselves.

This movie, more than any other in the entire series, has intelligence, a great storyline and moments that offer something to really disturb most viewers (parents may feel especially unnerved with some scenes). It also has a number of great callbacks to the first movie and some nice references to classic "horror" stories, Hansel And Gretel being the most noticeable. The second best entry in the series and well worth giving another chance to if you disliked it the first time because it was "too different".

See this if you like: Scream, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Candyman.

NB, this review was adapted from the original written under my old RockySchlockyRobot ID that I have long forgotten how to access.


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