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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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Did You Know?


Miko Hughes's parents didn't want him to cry on set so when they left the director would tell him that they had died to get a reaction from him. 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 »


Wes Craven: [Reading Wes' words in the screenplay] "Heather, thank you for having the strength to play Nancy one last time. At last, Freddy is back where he belongs. Regards, Wes."
Dylan Porter: Is it a story?
Heather Langenkamp: Yeah, it's a story.
Dylan Porter: Read me some.
Heather Langenkamp: [Reading] "We open on an old wooden bench. There's fire and tools in the background, and what looks like a pair of hands building what is revealed to be a set of shiny claws. The claws are moving now, as if awakening from a long, and unwanted sleep. Slowly, the man places a ...
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits reads: "Some parts of this motion picture were inspired by actual events. Others may be attributed to the overactive imagination of a five-year-old boy" ... "The names of certain of the characters portrayed have been changed to protect the innocent. Certain incidents portrayed have been dramatized. With the exclusion of those courageous individuals who portrayed themselves, any similarity to the name, character or history of any person, living or dead, is entirely coincidnetal and unintentional." See more »


References Dr. Giggles (1992) See more »


Score from 'A Nightmare On Elm Street'
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Skip all the sequels, and watch this after the first
27 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

'A Nightmare on Elm Street' was a scary, gory 80s horror movie. Its sequels were awful. Only two of them were watchable, the third and forth. But still, they never even came close to the original. This is when that changes. 'New Nightmare' introduces a new Freddy. One which is darker, scarier and not the joke that the old one was. This is the only sequel that should have been done in the first place. In my opinion, its even better than the original because it's much darker and special effects are way better.

It's a bit rare to find good acting in a horror movie, but here's not the case. Acting was amazing. Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund gave an awesome performance. The kid was surprisingly believable and the rest of the cast was great too.

Watch this movie straight after watching the first. If you have to watch a sequel, see the third and forth, but this is the one you should immediately go for. I give it a strong 10/10

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