A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?
Release Year: 1994
Rating: 6.3/10 (19,508 voted)
Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Miko Hughes
It's nearing the 10th Anniversary of the film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and one of the stars, Heather Langenkamp is being scared by a voice on a phone, sounding very similar to the film's villain, Freddy Krueger. When Heather's husband is killed in a car accident and is discovered with slash marks on him, Heather starts to wonder something. Especially when she discovers that Wes Craven is writing another 'Nightmare' film. Soon, she realizes that Freddy has now entered the real world, and the only way to defeat him is to become Nancy Thompson once again.
Writers: Wes Craven, Wes Craven
Dr. Christine Heffner
Lt. Donald Thompson
Freddy's Hand Double
(as Jeffrey John Davis)
Charles 'Chuck' Wilson
Terrance 'Terry' Feinstein
TV Studio P.A.
This time, staying awake won't save you.
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Release Date: 14 October 1994
Filming Locations: 5132 Calvin Ave, Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $6,667,118
(16 October 1994)
Did You Know?
The climactic tongue scene took 2 days to film.
At the hospital, when the babysitter is killed, the trail of blood changes between shots as Freddy drags her up the wall.
[Trying to stay awake at wheel]
Come on, come on, come on, come on, come oooooooonnnnnnnnn.
Makes up for the bad sequels
The First Nightmare on Elm Street was scary and original. It had the
great idea of a killer killing people in their dreams. All of its
sequels (except for part 2, which went in a horrible direction) just
built on to that idea, and the idea wasn't scary anymore as the series
progressed. Now with New Nightmare, Wes Craven came up with another
original idea. It turns out that Freddy is in fact real, some kind of
ancient evil that took the form of Freddy Krueger and could only be
contained through storytelling, IE: the Nightmare On Elm Street movies.
But since the series has ended, the genie is out of the bottle, and
this ingenious film unravels.
I wouldn't say this movie is that scary, it's more creepy than it is
scary, but I love its imagination. It plays mind little mind games and
you wonder what is real and what is not. Freddy Krueger is even
credited as "himself". It's a must-see for any Freddy fan and in many
ways it stands on its own…but only if you've seen the other movies.
If that makes any sense.
This is one of the best sequels in the Nightmare series and it's
nothing short of brilliant. It's nice to see that Freddy is back in the
bottle where he belongs, and hopefully will be for a long time…
My Rating: 9/10