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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…
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…
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.
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…
This seems to be generally considered the worst of the series, but by my count, it's only the third worst. As a horror movie it's pretty poor, but as broad comedy, it's not bad - in the documentary Never Sleep Again, Robert Englund mentions that director Rachel Talalay was previously a producer for John Waters and brought that sensibility to the film, and I think it's best to watch with that in mind. And the goofier Elm Street movies only make me appreciate Englund as an actor even more. It's impressive how he adjusts his performance to the tone of each movie while still maintaining a fearful screen presence with the physical aspects of his performance even when the script requires him to play with a power glove and deliver lines like "Nice hearing from ya, Carlos!"
Love Freddy's Dead. Maybe for completely the wrong reasons, I'm not sure, but I'd rather watch this than 4, 5 or New Nightmare any day.
Really boring, above all, really boring.
+That video game sequence is just the worst
This movie doesn’t even bother with how Freddy can be back once again, simply jumping in time to a future where he was already back, and has killed all but one teenager. As terrible as that sounds, the concept at least got away from the annoying group of teens that have been in the last few films, but it was still full of silliness and nothing that could at all be described as scary. These movies have turned Freddy into a caricature who is not at all threatening, and this one does little to redeem that. For this being his big finale, his death scene was incredibly silly. What a terrible way to go out, but at least they kept up the tradition of being shitty.
Ooof. This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. It's nearly Troll 2 level of production, but without an iota of the innocent charm. If you're working your way through the NOES franchise, you won't miss anything by skipping this. Painful.
The formula that had been refined in Part 3 and then xeroxed into Parts 4 and 5 isn't copied wholesale Part 7, the last in the real narrative franchise of the Nightmare on Elm Street series (Freddy vs. Jason being more of a sideshow, in my opinion, and New Nightmare being something different altogether). Yet despite a few changes to the window dressing, the meat and potatoes of the franchise hasn't changed, and with this seventh time around Freddy's act has worn pretty thin.
Admittedly Freddy Krueger had stopped being a treacherous force of evil and more of a Mickey Mouse-style cultural icon a few films earlier, but The Final Nightmare seems to play this fact up even more. There…
Oh Dios mio, esta es sin duda la película de la saga. Ya se notaba el cansancio en las anteriores pero esta sin dudas se lleva la palma por ser tan aberrantemente mala.
Alejaos de ella cuanto podáis.
Part of the Halloween Horror (and Beyond) Watchlist
Fear Factor (Harry): 2/10
Fear Factor (Alex): 2/10
The "Shit In Your Pants" Moment: When Carlos loses his hearing aid and Freddy gives him a hyper sensitive new one, where the sound of a pin drop causes tremors in his head.
Verdict: The deaths are more creative than Dream Child but goddamn was this atrocious.
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