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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  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)


£803,340 (UK) (20 January 1995)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The clothes worn by Heather Langenkamp and John Saxon towards the end of the film are the exact same clothes they wore in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). See more »


Right after the second aftershock when Heather Langenkamp sees the three cracks appear in the wall she runs down the stairs and is wearing only black nylons on her feet. When she bends over to hug Dylan she is seen wearing powder blue slippers; then in the next shot after she comes back from calling Jason at the door, the slippers are gone again. See more »


[phone rings]
Heather Langenkamp: Hello?
Freddy Krueger: 1, 2...
[Heather slams phone down, but answers ring again]
Freddy Krueger: FREDDY'S COMIN' FOR YOU.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, children are singing Freddy's rhyme. See more »


Chase's Blues
Written by J. Peter Robinson, Tom Canning and Mike Rockwell
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Freddy's back and better than ever
26 December 1999 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

Freddy Krueger began as a very scary character who scared the hell out of everyone. As the movies went on, Freddy lost his edge and looked liked a bad stand up comic with horrible one liners.

Freddy seemed dead with the sixth film of the series, but Wes Craven brought him back from his rut and made him someone to fear again. This of course helps prove my theory that a good Nightmare on Elm Street movie cannot be made without Craven.

Two things make this film so good. One, the story is original. The Nightmare movies just kept repeating themselves, with Freddy coming back and going after the people who stopped him before. This rime around, we see Freddy trying to break into the real world, outside the movies. Very original. Two, the movie is not filled with constant gore. This shows how good the movie because any movie filled with gore obviously has a pathetic story and is not worth watching. This movie is and is one of Freddy's best yet.

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