Wes Craven's New Nightmare

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New Line Cinema Released 1994

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Director:
Wes Craven
Released:
1994
Rating:
R
Wes Craven's New Nightmare is the 1994 final entry in the smash horror franchise, from original creator, writer-director Wes Craven (Scream, The People Under the Stairs, The Serpent and the Rainbow), adding a self-reflexive bent to the now tired formula of the series. The star of the original 'Nightmare' film, Heather Langenkamp (herself) is happily married to a special make-up effects man named Chase (David Newsom, Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang) and has an eight year old son (Miko Hughes, Pet Sematary) with him. Creator Wes Craven is actually writing a new script to revive the franchise but in some ways Freddy Krueger (Robert England, Eaten Alive, Phantom of the Opera, V), doing double duty as both Freddy and himself, the actor) has become real in the dream world. Now Freddy is stalking his victims through their dreams - specifically those who are involved in this new production before Craven has even finished his script.

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  • 88

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Visually, the movie is a knockout. Craven-who, along with George Romero and David Cronenberg, was one of the real masters of post-'60s low-budget horror-never made a scarier pictur...

  • 75

    Philadelphia Inquirer Steven Rea

    Often ingenious, funny and unnerving. [14 Oct 1994, p.14]

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    I haven't been exactly a fan of the "Nightmare" series, but I found this movie, with its unsettling questions about the effect of horror on those who create it, strangely intriguing.

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Drama, Horror, Suspense

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Supernatural, Teen Terror, Slashers, Horror Masters