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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

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Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood's last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom.


Rachel Talalay


Wes Craven (characters), Rachel Talalay (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Englund ... Freddy Krueger
Lisa Zane ... Maggie Burroughs
Shon Greenblatt Shon Greenblatt ... John Doe
Lezlie Deane ... Tracy
Ricky Dean Logan ... Carlos
Breckin Meyer ... Spencer
Yaphet Kotto ... Doc
Tom Arnold ... Childless Man (as Mr. Tom Arnold)
Roseanne Barr ... Childless Woman (as Mrs. Tom Arnold)
Elinor Donahue ... Orphanage Woman
Johnny Depp ... Guy on TV (as Oprah Noodlemantra)
Cassandra Rachel Friel Cassandra Rachel Friel ... Little Maggie / Katherine Krueger
David Dunard David Dunard ... Kelly
Marilyn Rockafellow Marilyn Rockafellow ... Mrs. Burroughs
Virginia Peters 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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They saved the best for last. See more »


Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, and for language and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


First entry in the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise not to be released on video by Media Home Entertainment. See more »


(at around 52 mins) When John Doe is falling to his death, he is face down right to the very last second, but when he officially "lands", he is facing up. See more »


Spencer: [after eating an apple in the dream video game] Super Spencer!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits feature clips from all six Nightmare films and the last scene gives Freddy's birth and death date. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version that aired on UPN actually had all the violent scenes in full, (only the language was edited). However, the TV version also had a few scenes and extensions of scenes not included in the theatrical and home video releases. These include: Maggie having a talk with her mother after having a nightmare before leaving for the youth shelter, a little bit more footage in the beginning of the scene with Tracy and Maggie are in the van after John was killed, a few extra shots of the desolate "Springwood Fair" See more »


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A disgrace to what Wes Craven started and finished
24 August 1999 | by baumerSee all my reviews

This film is terrible. I really can't understand why they changed Krueger from a mass murdering scary figure to a Jerry Lewis clone. They should have given the role of Krueger to Robin Williams. At least he is good at comedy. That would be something I would pay to see. I have seen the first Nightmare about 50 times, I have seen Craven's last one maybe 5 times, the others are just a waste of time and they are not even worth one viewing. I can't tell you how much I despise the way that horror films have evolved. From all of the Fridays after the fourth, all the Nightmares after the first and before the last and all the Scream clones, they are mostly terrible. There have really only been perhaps 3 films in the 90's that scared me. One was Wes' New Nightmare and the two others are this summer's biggest surprises, that being The Blair Witch Project and The Sixth Sense. They are movies that scare, chill and make you jump in ways that this and every other Nightmare could only dream of. If you have a morbid curiosity of what else I think of this film, review A Nightmare On Elm Street, Halloween and Texas Chainsaw Massacre along with the other two films that I mentioned. Then you will see that those films are the exact opposite of what this one if. And that is a scary thought. I just hope that horror films are on the rise again seeing as we now have names like Myrick, Sanchez and Shyalaman that have emerged onto the scene. Perhaps they can bring us back to what horror films used to stand for. We used to have scares and chills, now we have comedy in place of all that is a horror movie. If that is your thing then watch this one along with movies like Idle Hands. But if you are a purist, stay away from this one and go rent some classics. Thank the movie Gods for video.

To sum it up, in case you didn't get it, this is a disgrace to what Freddy originally stood for. This is a terrible horror movie.

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Release Date:

13 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 6: Freddy's Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »


Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,966,525, 15 September 1991

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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