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New Nightmare (1994)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery  |  14 October 1994 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddy's Hand Double (as Jeffrey John Davis)
Marianne Maddalena
Gretchen Oehler ...
Limo Driver
Sam Rubin ...


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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On October 14th, terror no longer stops at the screen See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: The Real Story  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)


£803,340 (UK) (20 January 1995)

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1.85 : 1
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Body Count: 4. See more »


(at around 1h 35 mins) 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 »


Freddy Krueger: Nancyyyyyy.
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Freddy Krueger was included in the end credits as 'Himself'. See more »


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Breathing new life into a masterful creation
30 January 2005 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

I was expecting very little in the way of this sequel. The others grew tired and lifeless, with on again, off again, decent performances turned in by Robert Englund as Freddy, and some decent, not so decent script writing. Frankly, you just never know what TO expect with long-running franchises such as this. But what I got was NOT what I expected. Nothing close.

I had to view this three times. At my first viewing, I was so surprised, I immediately said, "I need to watch this again." Upon my third viewing, I realized that what I was watching was the resurrection of one of my favorite franchises! I was (if only momentarily) struck speechless.

I'm trying not to "gush" here, or exaggerate, so do not take it lightly when I say that I believe this is possibly the most creative work Craven has ever directed. Don't get me wrong, aside from "Last House on the Left," I've enjoyed everything Craven's put out, including those annoyingly clichéd "Scream" movies. (Just for your info though, I only didn't like Last House on the Left because I do not find entertainment in exploitation, it IS a fine low budget, independent exploitation film, just not my cup of tea.) But "New Nightmare" is just not a recycling of the same tired old story with a new kick. It's a new take on a long-standing favorite BY the creator.

For what more could you ask?

It rates an easy 8.5/10 from...

the Fiend :.

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