Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.
In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D). Written by
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(at around 44 mins) When Freddy is playing the video game he alternates between having one foot up on the edge of the table and both legs crossed in the middle of the table between shots. See more »
[looks at a child's drawing]
"K. Krueger." Could mean anything from Kevin to Kyle.
All it really means is there was a child here by that name.
No. It's me. I'm his kid. That's why he's kept me alive. He's trying to play some sick game with me.
*He* is dead, all right. He's dead, and your not his kid.
How do you know?
[points at Orphanage Woman]
She remembered me.
She remembered me, too, and 50 other imaginary friends. Let's get out of here.
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A text that appears before the opening credits reads: "Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep? To the toes he is terrified, Because the ground gives the way under him, And the dream begins..." -- Friedrich Nietzsche Then the text changes to: "Welcome to Prime Time, bitch." -- Freddy Krueger See more »
I guess I'm part of the silent minority who enjoyed this film. Is it one of
the best of the "Nightmare" series? Maybe not, but I had lots of fun with
it. Freddy Krueger reaches his evil, wisecracking potential. Since parts 4
and 5 kind of lagged the series down, I felt this so-called final
installment ("New Nightmare" is the real finale) brought the series out of
its slump. There are some great nightmare sequences, including one where
Breckin Meyer plays a stoner who gets trashed, falls asleep and gets stuck
in a video game to which Freddy controls. This is both a highly original
and hilarious sequence, especially when we see him out of the dreamscape,
hopping around like Super Mario. And Freddy belts out the funny one-liner,
"Great graphics." And since the movie was made about 10 years ago, it
brought back memories when Freddy started controlling the game with the
Powerglove. Anyone who remembers the first 8-bit Nintendo remembers the
The cast is superb. Lisa Zane is perfectly cast in the lead. I haven't
seen Yaphet Kotto since "The Running Man," and I think the last time I saw
that film was about 5 years ago. He's another great, underappreciated actor
who possesses a powerful screen presence. And who can forget the cameos?
The best one is by Johnny Depp (from the first "Nightmare") playing a
spokesman for an anti-drug commercial.
The 3D sequence at the end is really awesome! So for those who are looking
to check this film out--please rent or buy it on DVD! Hopefully all the
editions come with the 3D glasses, but I'm sure the video edition has the 3D
I personally didn't see many things wrong with the film. It even elaborated
on Freddy's backstory. The film is a great mix of humor and scares, and the
gross-out effects are terrific. Could this have given better justice to the
franchise? Of course it could have. But Rachel Talalay did a fine job.
And finding the perfect conclusion is easier said than done.
And in closing, I loved the montage over the opening credits. Fans of the
series will be delighted, and will look at it as a tribute to beloved
My score: 7 (out of 10)
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