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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood's last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom.

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Cast

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Childless Man (as Mr. Tom Arnold)
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Childless Woman (as Mrs. Tom Arnold)
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Guy on TV (as Oprah Noodlemantra)
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David Dunard ...
Kelly
Marilyn Rockafellow ...
Mrs. Burroughs
Virginia Peters ...
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Storyline

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 David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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You Think You Know About Dreams... You Know Nothing! See more »


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Rated R for horror violence, and for language and drug content | See all certifications »

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13 September 1991 (USA)  »

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: The Dream Lover  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,966,525, 15 September 1991

Gross USA:

$34,872,033
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Trivia

Roseanne Barr, Tom Arnold: (At around twenty-three minutes) The childless couple. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

John Doe: [looks at a child's drawing] "K. Krueger." Could mean anything from Kevin to Kyle.
Maggie Burroughs: All it really means is there was a child here by that name.
John Doe: 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.
Maggie Burroughs: *He* is dead, all right. He's dead, and your not his kid.
John Doe: How do you know?
[points at Orphanage Woman]
John Doe: She remembered me.
Maggie Burroughs: She remembered me, too, and 50 other imaginary friends. Let's get out of here.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Clueless (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Treat 'em Right
Performed by Chubb Rock
Written by Richard Simpson and Howard Thompson
Courtesy of Select Records
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Lots of fun
7 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

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 Powerglove.

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 element removed.

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 Freddy.

My score: 7 (out of 10)


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