It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of slasher films, and here I've tried to compile a list of…
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.
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 makes her directorial debut here, and I almost feel bad saying anything bad about her as she's worked on every single Nightmare on Elm Street film since…
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…
I didn't review the other two installments, because I would've been saying the same thing over and over again. This installment is my FUCKING nightmare. Shittiest plot, shitty characters, shitty effects, that goddamn 3D, just everything. This was just one film too many.
The Final Nightmare takes place in the evil future of 2001... which weirdly enough looks like the 90's.
Freddy wants his daughter this time. It's not actually clear why he wants her. First it appears that he wants her to bring other people to him, but then he wants revenge on her. It's highly confusing.
Another weird thing is that Maggie (Freddy's child), had a son. John Doe is found wandering around not able to remember his own name, or where he came from. Turns out he's the son of Maggie.. but for some reason, Maggie doesn't recognize him... and doesn't even appear to know that she has a son... Nor does she seem to be confused about this when…
When the kid fell down the hill at the very beginning, I had high hopes for this film. It was like that scene from HOT ROD but completely unaware of how ridiculous it looked. I laughed until I cried. And then the rest of the movie happened and I cried some more. Out of anger. And embarrassment. And sadness. And wut.
Viewed on DVD
As horrible as Freddy's Revenge is, it's still not as bad as Freddy's Dead.
I guess going out with a bang (literally) with 3D and with some cameos would be the best way to send Mr. Krueger on his way.
I guess that's why The Final Nightmare, isn't so final after all.
Watching Freddy play video games in his boiler room was just sad...
New Nightmare next...
not so great (graphics)
Stupid and not great but I still have fun watching.
not a bad movie but the worst in the series imo. there is less suspense and some scenes are just laughable, freddy always had fun while doing what hes doing but in this movie hes sometimes acting like a clown.
Sooo I was massively unhyped for this one but it wasn't as bad as I was expecting.
Main question, why does a halfway home for kids use a dusty rape van for their main mode of transport?
Thought the hearing aid bit was kinda clever but the game kill was fucking atrocious.
Not sure why ancient floating skull sperm demons were introduced so late in the game
It was so disconnected from the previous films and was kind of depressing in places
This is far from the best Freddy film ever made - probably the weakest of the whole series, but it works well enough as early nineties horror.
However, the computer game gag with the punchline "Great Graphics" is just awful and really embarrassing.
Nothing like quoting your own movie in the opening. And then an Escape From New York reference? Followed by a Twilight Zone reference? Followed by a Wizard of Oz reference? Holy shit, I'm only 5 minutes in. Kill me now Freddy. Wait, Dr Kananga, where did you come from? Roseanne? Tom Arnold? WHAT IS HAPPENING!?
This movie is absolutely terrible. It's the most comic one, and I could describe it as Itchy & Scratchy with Freddy playing the former, which might make it sound good, but no. This isn't funny at all. Every sequence is horrible. Just simple things like the direction of actors is awful. Then about twenty minutes before it ends the characters suddenly remember the title of the film and set about killing Freddy. This is done in the most lame and predictable fashion imaginable. Seriously it was like they were trying to make a bad film.
Forget this movie exists. This is so bad I'm going to have nightmares that I'm being stalked by a mysterious dream entity that is trying to force me to rewatch this.
A really silly entry - it opens with Freddy pretending to be the Wicked Witch of the West for fucks sake. It has some moments of fun, but lacks the spunk and energy of other less serious entries. Whats more, there isn't a single death in the second half, nor any really cool dream sequences. It is a surprisingly lame "finale" for the Nightmare series.
I thought I had seen all the films in the franchise when they first came out, but I didn't remember anything while watching this.
Maybe I just blocked it out because it was so awful - Let's hope I can do it again.
- Black Christmas
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
- The Burning
- Black Christmas
- Death Cruise
- Devil Times Five
- Have a Nice Weekend
- The Single Girls
In this list I'm going to keep track of all the slasher films I have seen from it's magnificent beginning…
- This Is Not a Film
- Naked Lunch
- Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
- Scary Movie
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Please suggest films I've not mentioned.
Add a brief reason so that when I add it to the list, you…