Wes Craven's New Nightmare1994
Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
Critic Consensus: Wes Craven's New Nightmare adds an unexpectedly satisfying - not to mention intelligent - meta layer to a horror franchise that had long since lost its way.
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as Robert Englund
as Heather Langenkamp
as Chase Porter
as Freddy's Hand Double
as Wes Craven
as Script Supervisor
as Limo Driver
as TV Studio PA
as New Line Receptionist
as Limo Driver
as Kim at New Line
as Highway Patrolman
as Highway Patrolwoman
as Morgue Attendant
as Graveyard Worker
as Patrice Englund
as Dr. Christine Heffner
as Nurse with Pills
as Counter Nurse
as 1st ICU Nurse
as 2nd ICU Nurse
as 3rd ICU Nurse
as Junior Nurse with Needle
as Senior Nurse with Needle
as Security Officer
as Nurse Abbott
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Critic Reviews for Wes Craven's New Nightmare
Englund once again is in bravura form as Freddy, playing as much for nasty laughs as unnerving shocks.
The climactic punch-up fails to match the power of the first film's true ending, but in deconstructing his own bastardised creation, Craven redeems both the series and his own tarnished reputation.
An ingenious, cathartic exercise in illusion and fear.
An intricately constructed horror film, it not only takes you to hell and back, but thoroughly engages the mind as well as the emotions.
Audience Reviews for Wes Craven's New Nightmare
I bought a box set of 7 of these movies and have been slowly watching them. Got to admit, it's been longer and longer between movies as the quality of the sequels deteriorates. I think it's been well over six months since the last one. Finally tonight decided to take out the last of the movies as I felt like watching a horror. I actually would have watched this a lot sooner if I had known it would actually be good! Nancy is once again the main character. She is now an actress with a young son. Suddenly she is receiving threatening phone calls and she and her son are having nightmares. It seems the presumed dead Freddy is back! Very decent addition to this franchise. Nancy is a good character and it's fun to see Robert England play himself as well as Freddy. It is more revolting than scary, but some of it actually does manage to be creepy. I liked how they linked it to Hansel and Gretel too.
The idea of mixing fantasy and reality is interesting and creepy, as is most of this efficient film, aiming at the terror that marked the original and leaving out any humor of the many sequels. An adequate conclusion to the hit series.
A bizarre, delicious challenge to the slasher formula that, though not entirely successful, offers something truly new to the genre. More later
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