Wes Craven's New Nightmare
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Ten years after writer and director Wes Craven brought his personal nightmares to the movie screen as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street, the horrifying child killer returns, stepping out of his celluloid world to haunt the life of the actress who first defeated on film in the terrifying Wes Craven's New Nightmare.]]>
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Winner of a Golden Scroll of Outstanding Achievement from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, this spine-tingling tale reunites original Nightmare stars Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp and John Saxon as "reel" Freddy invades the real world with deadly results.
Life imitated art during filming. Soon after shooting an earthquake sequence, the "Northridge Quake" shook Los Angeles. Says Craven, "We were about to have rubble created for the movie, but instead, we were able to just go out and film from the streets." But don't worry, Freddy fans. It's only a movie...or is it?
- DVD-ROM: Screenplay, Trivia game
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Heather Langenkamp, who played Nancy in the first and third films, plays herself in Wes Craven's New Nightmare. She is joined by a myriad of cast members and contributors to the original Elm Street film, including John Saxon (who played Nancy's father), Robert Englund (whom everyone knows played Freddy), Wes Craven himself, and a number of the men and women who worked with Wes and New Line Cinema to bring Freddy to life in 1984. Craven is working on a new script that will revive Freddy and pit him against his old nemesis Nancy. The only problem is that fantasy is becoming fact for Heather and her family, and the script begins to mirror real life in a frightening way. Heather begins having horrible dreams of Freddy, and her son Dylan (Miko Hughes) begins suffering from his own nightmares.Read more ›
But I can't understand why any Amazon reviewer would be dumb enough to spoiler the ENTIRE movie in their review. And they don't even warn you! Hey--It's a horror movie. If we wanted to know what happens beforehand, we'd ask ya. The point of a horror movie is to be surprised.
If you're reading these reviews and haven't seen the movie yet, beware! There's a total spoiler post below, and you should skip it if you want to enjoy the film.
This film has shades of `The Exorcist', `Poltergeist', `The Ring' and `Urban Legends 2: The Final Cut'. It has the best bits of all these movies thrown in. Unfortunately, I can't say which bits, cos it might give away the plotline. But you get the idea.
This film gets very confusing, and I found myself with my head in my hands throughout, trying to figure out what was happening. Wes Craven plays himself, as does Robert Englund. And according to the credits, Freddy Krueger plays Freddy Krueger. Right . . .There are quite a few actors who play themselves in this film, which I didn't realise, having not recognised anyone, including the lead actress.
There are quite a few mistakes I noticed in this film; mainly the microphone quite often appears at the top of the screen. Does no one watch these films anymore, in the editing room? Or were they on that tight a budget that they couldn't afford to? It's really noticeable.
It must have been really weird for Wes Craven to be in front of the camera for once. He was a natural too. Although he didn't have a big part, he had a considerably bigger part than in the first Scream movie, where he appeared for a split second (blink & you'll miss him!), as a janitor, wearing a Freddy-esque striped sweater.
The soundtrack to this film is absolutely fantastic!Read more ›
From Nightmare One where Fred(dy) Krueger was introduced, I'll admit, I was very scared at first because Freddy was new to me (not to mention that I was only nine and chickened out before the movie began.) but over time, I had gotten very used to him; I fell in love with the glove!
Freddy introduced me to the wonderful world of nightmares. Honestly, he still cares me now though not as much. I had only seen Nightmares 1, 2, 4, and 6 before checking out New Nightmare. The plot is phenomenal! Wes puts (or is putting) an amazing nightmarish puzzle together. (Actually he already has put that puzzle together, but he let's the audience try to decipher that.)
He mixes fantasy with reality; characters to actors and dreams (nightmares) that once realized are (or were) actual events. And even the nightmare sequences are puzzling.
Also I revelled at the fact that the characters aren't who they are or . . . I don't know! Even that was confusing! (Until I saw it again, of course!) But what I pondered more was that the last two or three scenes went "backwards!" though hte film was progressing. It's like we went from Seven to One in twenty minutes at least in an attempt to put Freddy to rest. (Laughs)
The reunited cast from Nightmare One was spectacular especially Heather Langenkamp. Though Robert Englund gave Freddy his physical attributes, Heather has captivated and brought out Freddy emotionally and psychologically. It's as if Heather and Freddy (not Robert) have a "relationship." (Freddy wishes!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Apart from "Freddy v. Jason" this is the only good sequel to the Freddy Krueger movies, although I use the term "sequel" lightly because it's so different from the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by S. Cathy
A horror movie about a horror movie about a horror movie!!!Published 6 months ago by joel matthew burke
Wes Craven's New Nightmare a.k.a Nightmare On Elm Street 7, is the final installment of the original Nightmare On Elm Street series
Wes Craven's New Nightmare cleverly... Read more
Dvd was still in plastic casing, shipping was fast, but when I put on the movie, it started having glitches about half way. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ariana Mejorado
Very smart and well written -- I waited a little too long to watch this movie and waited until after I wrote my story Wandering In Darkness; this is such a hard movie to find by... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nickolaus A. Pacione
The first nightmare I've seen. I loved it bravo to wes craven. This is his best work in a long time. I love the premise of somehow getting zapped in to movie. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jeremy Montanez
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