Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
They saved the best for last.
Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs, tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. Their quest for answers leads to a certain house on Elm Street -- where the nightmares become reality.
Wow, I never realized that Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare was so universally hated!! I think after The Dream Master and The Dream Child, I welcomed The Final Nightmare with open arms.
I don't know if you can say I'm biased but I do have a bit of a crush on, director, Rachel Talalay. I love that she worked her way up through the entire NOES series until she was finally in the director's chair, herself. Her love for the series shines in the final film all the way through to the end credits (which are accompanied with clips from all six films).
Taking inspiration from the work she did with John Waters on Cry Baby, the casting of a…
You can't scare me anymore.
The seeds of disaster first popped up in possibly the franchise's best sequel in Part 3: Dream Warriors. With each subsequent film the dream sequences became sillier while the one liners became lamer. As a fan you could see the derailment coming as each sequel seemed to speed even faster towards it. Freddy's Dead is the culmination of that as we finally get the complete train wreck that everyone could see coming, but no one seemed to be able to avoid.
Rachel Talalay's "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare" deserves points for attempting to shake up the formula of the multi-chaptered horror series. While it is not completely successful, this sixth entry in the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" series adds lore and grownups to the equation that typically finds teens stalked by the finger-knived killer with the knack for one-liners. It also expands the series' mythos; however, the film can not completely get away from what became stale two films ago. Still, it is a watchable and occasionally engrossing horror sequel.
Taking place in a future where Springwood, Ohio, the city where Elm Street claimed its first victim, is devoid of children, the film supplies the usual teen-stalkings and dream logic…
Hmm. Great graphics.
So we reach the final installment of A Nightmare on Elm Street.
What a mind meltingly awful way to go out too!!
Now I remember back in the mists of time, my newly teenaged mind enjoyed this mostly because I was in love with Maggie and it was in 3D!! (or Freddy-Vision as they called it). By the time we rented the video it had only 1 pair of glasses still inside the case.
Obviously this meant my brother missed out and I wore them.
Then on the subsequent 3 rewatches before we returned it to the shop...he still missed out as I wore them again. Sucks to be the youngest!!
These days it is in 2D and you remember…
The Film : Well, let's put it that way, it's at least better than the awful NOES 5: Dream Child . However, that being the faintest of praises, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare is still a pretty bad film. It's as unscary as a film that's supposedly in the horror genre can get, the acting is for the most part on community theater level (with the possible exception of Yaphet Kotto, whom I really felt for having to appear here) and Freddy is nothing but a nonthreatening clown spouting lame catch-phrases. Of course, yet another group of teens/psychiatrists get sucked into Freddy's clutches and there is a lame twist…
Film #10 of Horror Challenge 2017
The opening title consists of a quote by Nietzsche followed by a Freddy Krueger-ism: "Welcome to prime time bitch!"
I laughed and thought, "Yep, me and Freddy's Dead are gonna get along just fine. I've been enjoying my franchise re-watch and have embraced the cheese and the missteps. This'll be good fun."
Oh how wrong I was. This movie is even worse than I remembered.
There are a couple of good ideas here but they get buried by an avalanche of contrived plot points and terrible dialogue (melodramatically YELLED OF COURSE). Literally the only good spoken line in this movie was "Every town has an Elm Street!" Good yes, but not good enough to…
The Twin Peaks reference made this movie, for me!
Freddy at his most cartoonish and full of one-liners.
Kung fu this, bitch!
Die Nightmare Filme zeichnen sich durch kreative Todesszenen, tolle Sets und gute Atmosphäre aus.
Hier wirkt alles so, als ob es von einem Cartoon inspiriert worden wäre, keine gute Idee für einen Horrorfilm.
Eine andere dumme Idee war, dass man Freddy komplett unbedrohlich macht, da man ihn als Kind zeigt und ihn von fast jedem Charakter verprügeln lässt.
Hier findet man von allem dem nichts. Hinzu kommen die echt schlechten Schauspieler, die das ganze völlig emotionsfrei spielen.
Für mich ist der Teil noch schlechter als Teil 2.
"You can't scare me anymore"
- So bad it's good vibe
- Fun kills
- Terrible acting
- Predictable plot structure
- Anti climactic climax
- Unlikeable and cliche characters
THE TAKEAWAY (DEEPER MEANING, PERSONAL IMPACT):
As any other 6+ instalment of a successful franchise, 'Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare' rewrites, or, more so expands on the origins of it's antagonist, Freddy Krueger, in an attempt to present another reason to watch this film. With no real attempt at presenting any serious thought provoking ideas (just damn fun scenarios) Freddy's Dead is a certainly dead film that rehashes memories of the original.
The worst of the series, far and away. As a horror film it's a failure, as a comedy it's an even bigger failure. Freddy doesn't have to slice his victims when he can just annoy them to death with his Looney Tunes antics.
My full thoughts: www.flickchart.com/blog/ranking-the-a-nightmare-on-elm-street-franchise/
Here's how it landed on my Flickchart:
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare < The Graduate
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare < Zaat
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare < Final Destination 3
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare > How Green Was My Valley
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare > The Pink Panther
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare > Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare > The Lovely Bones
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare > The Haunted Mansion
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare > First Daughter
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare > The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)
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