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

Director:

Wes Craven

Writers:

Wes Craven (characters), Wes Craven
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Davis ... Freddy's Hand Double (as Jeffrey John Davis)
Heather Langenkamp ... Heather Langenkamp
Miko Hughes ... Dylan
Matt Winston ... Chuck
Rob LaBelle ... Terry
David Newsom ... Chase Porter
Wes Craven ... Wes Craven
Marianne Maddalena ... Marianne Maddalena
Gretchen Oehler Gretchen Oehler ... Script Supervisor
Tracy Middendorf ... Julie
Cully Fredricksen ... Limo Driver
Bodhi Elfman ... TV Studio P.A.
Sam Rubin ... Sam Rubin
Robert Englund ... Robert Englund / Freddy Krueger
Claudia Haro ... New Line Receptionist
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Storyline

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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Dieses mal nützt es nichts wenn du wach bleibst. (This Time, staying awake won't save You) See more »


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

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Trivia

In A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Nancy's mom drives a Volvo station wagon. In this film, Heather Langenkamp also drives a Volvo station wagon. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 14 mins) The junior nurse's arms change position between shots when she tells the nurse that Heather Langenkamp probably doesn't let her son sleep very much. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wes Craven: More blood. Great, it coming. Chuck, Terry, pump away. Don't be stingy.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Svengoolie: The Wolf Man (2008) See more »

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Score from 'A Nightmare On Elm Street'
By Charles Bernstein
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Makes up for the bad sequels
2 August 2003 | by Derek237See all my reviews

The First Nightmare on Elm Street was scary and original. It had the great idea of a killer killing people in their dreams. All of its sequels (except for part 2, which went in a horrible direction) just built on to that idea, and the idea wasn't scary anymore as the series progressed. Now with New Nightmare, Wes Craven came up with another original idea. It turns out that Freddy is in fact real, some kind of ancient evil that took the form of Freddy Krueger and could only be contained through storytelling, IE: the Nightmare On Elm Street movies. But since the series has ended, the genie is out of the bottle, and this ingenious film unravels.

I wouldn't say this movie is that scary, it's more creepy than it is scary, but I love its imagination. It plays mind little mind games and you wonder what is real and what is not. Freddy Krueger is even credited as "himself". It's a must-see for any Freddy fan and in many ways it stands on its own...but only if you've seen the other movies. If that makes any sense.

This is one of the best sequels in the Nightmare series and it's nothing short of brilliant. It's nice to see that Freddy is back in the bottle where he belongs, and hopefully will be for a long time...

My Rating: 9/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Nightmare See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,667,118, 16 October 1994

Gross USA:

$18,090,181

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,721,741
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New Line Cinema See more »
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1.85 : 1
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