New Nightmare

October 14th, 1994


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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)

Director: Wes Craven

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

Robert Englund - Himself / Freddy Krueger
Heather Langenkamp - Herself / Nancy Thompson
Miko Hughes - Dylan Porter
David Newsom - Chase Porter
Tracy Middendorf - Julie
Fran Bennett - Dr. Christine Heffner
John Saxon - Himself / Lt. Donald Thompson
Jeff Davis - Freddy's Hand Double (as Jeffrey John Davis)
Matt Winston - Charles 'Chuck' Wilson
Rob LaBelle - Terrance 'Terry' Feinstein
Wes Craven - Himself
Marianne Maddalena - Herself
Gretchen Oehler - Script Supervisor
Cully Fredricksen - Limo Driver
Bodhi Elfman - TV Studio P.A.

Taglines: This time, staying awake won't save you.


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 14 October 1994

Filming Locations: 5132 Calvin Ave, Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $14,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $6,667,118 (USA) (16 October 1994)

Gross: $18,090,181 (USA)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Australia: (video)

Did You Know?

The climactic tongue scene took 2 days to film.

Continuity: At the hospital, when the babysitter is killed, the trail of blood changes between shots as Freddy drags her up the wall.

Chase Porter: [Trying to stay awake at wheel] Come on, come on, come on, come on, come oooooooonnnnnnnnn.

User Review

Makes up for the bad sequels

Rating: 9/10

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