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Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

Horror movie directed by Wes Craven

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A Quick Tip by RabidChihuahua

  • Apr 7, 2012
Out of all the Nightmare on Elm Street sequels out there, this is easily the best (especially compared to the second film, which was an extremely laughable disaster). What's interesting about it is that instead of being a direct sequel to the previous movies, it's more like another movie where the Elm Street films are a popular horror series and Freddy Krueger is an iconic horror figure (and even stars some of the original cast of the first film as themselves, recalling their pasts in the first film). With a competent storyline, impressive special effects, and some rather creepy scenes, this is one sequel that's actually good for a change.
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April 07, 2012
This was good, I wonder what happened to its sequels....
 
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review by . May 03, 2010
Welcome to your new nightmare...
Not to long ago on the eve of the release of  the remake  of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (2010)  I sought to watch  the original 1984 horror classic  that had inspired it. Needless to say I was less than impressed,  know don't get me wrong Craven is a genius and his idea of a mad man stalking and killing people in there dreams  was and still is extremely original, but the film  lacked a certain pace and  direction that was necessary to …
Quick Tip by . May 04, 2010
A brilliant and twisted macabre tale of terror set against the backdrop of Hollywood society.
review by . November 02, 2009
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Another Nightmare movie?! Wasn't the last one titled `Freddy's Dead - The Final Nightmare?' Well, forget that - that sequel wasn't directed by Wes Craven, the man who created the franchise in the first place! Through Craven's original vision reborn the child killer we feared in the first Nightmare film is back, and this time there's no joking around.     In Wes Craven's New Nightmare Freddy Krueger comes back to the screen with a vengeance, mostly due to the fact that Englund …
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English-professor-turned-horror-auteur Wes Craven brings both careers to play in this ingenious reinterpretation of theNightmare on Elm Streetseries as a modern-day fairy tale--a sort ofHansel and Gretelfor big kids. Heather Langenkamp, star of the original film, plays Heather Langenkamp, an actress and mother wracked with nightmares as Los Angeles is rocked with unexplained earthquakes. Meanwhile, her son starts sleepwalking and croaking Freddy Krueger threats. Is it a coincidence that Wes Craven (playing himself) is turning his own troubled dreams into a new screenplay, which he calls "a sort of nightmare in progress"? According to his visions, the imaginary Freddy has become the embodiment of ancient evil and is trying to break out of his movie prison and into the physical world. It's a rather literal and glib explanation, but words have never been Craven's strong suit. His central thesis, the cultural importance of stories, is more resonant in the web of imagery arising from dreams, movies, and the subconscious. Robert Englund and John Saxon play themselves and their movie characters (though this Freddy is decidedly less wisecracking and more demonic). It's a thoughtful, imaginative, and often gripping modern horror film that echoes with suggestions ofThe ExorcistandPoltergeist. Though less of a fun-house thrill ride than previousNightmares, it's scarier and smarter than any of the other series sequels.--Sean Axmaker
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Director: Wes Craven
Screen Writer: Wes Craven
DVD Release Date: August 22, 2000
Runtime: 112 minutes
Studio: New Line Home Video
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