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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
I take back everything I've ever said about Part 2: Freddy's Revenge being the worst of this series. Why? Oh I don't know. Maybe it's because I just watched Freddy Kruger play video games for twenty minutes.
What the frig was this?! Easily the worst movie I've seen in quite sometime. Awful acting, storyline, effects. I could go on, but I'd rather forget all about it. :(
This was really a chore to get through.
The second weakest entry in the series (only "Nightmare 2" manages to be worse). The tone is all over the place, the movie doesn't look particularly good, and neither the humor nor that horror work at all. Gets a little knock up for nostalgia, but that's really all this movie has going for it. That and the ridiculously silly Iggy Pop song that plays over the end credits.
Say it ain't so, the boogeyman himself reduced to re-enacting Looney Tunes.
There's a way that this film embraces it's own idiocy that makes it almost charming. As a worthy sequel to the original it's a complete failure, but the unpredictability of it makes it more fun than the tedious 4th and 5th films.
I am not even going to pretend that I am impartial with this movie. This was the very first horror movie that I ever saw in the theater. I even had the 3-D glasses for the longest time. As bad as it may be, it is by far my favorite in the A Nightmare On Elm Street series. Is it the best? No. But, I love it.
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare takes a new approach to the Freddy Krueger films. And going with the series it does not make a lot of sense. But, on its own I think that it has everything you could want in a Freddy Krueger film. Memorable death sequences, funny one liners, expansion on Freddy Krueger origins, and an added bonus of a few celebrity cameos.
It may not come packed with a lot of scares. But, it is fun and entertaining and will always hold a special place in my heart.
I didn't think it possible, yet somehow they managed to make Freddy even more goofy, way more so than in the previous 2 instalments, in what was meant to be his final appearance on film.
A computer game death? Really? Possibly the worst death in the entire franchise. The bit where the TV fills with blood was quite cool but the rest of this film is absolute garbage.
9 years. 9 long years this film has been festering in my mind, the final Freddy film that I watched, and supposedly in 1991 of all time. But unlike most fake-out final films, where the entry really should have been the last outing, this one requires that the series continue to undo its less than satisfying conclusion. For such a problematic downright silly mess, still it could have been worse. Say what you want about Freddy's Dead, but it looks good. It is well shot and the dreams are stylish as always. I tried blocking out what I knew about the first five, and enjoying it for what it wants to be on it own: Freddy altering the known reality…
I love this finale to the the Elm street franchise. It has it all, awesome dream sequences, funny Freddy lines, an intertwined outrageous plot and that classic Nightmare on Elm street atmosphere. One of the few things I didn't like about this was the look of Freddy, he looked as if his appearance wasn't a priority in the budget. The makeup looked cheap and not as scary as previous versions. Another negative for me was the death of Freddy, a bit abrupt and lackluster with corny effects. Other than that, this is an excellent finale!
A very bizarre film, but also an interesting one because of how bat-shit crazy it is. Fans of the series dismiss the film because of its disregard of continuity and dream rules, but at least the filmmakers attempted to do something different after the tired 4th and 5th entries.
Shifting from the gothic horror approach of The Dream Child to a full blown comedy, Freddy here is at his most wise-cracking, surpassing even the ridiculousness of the character in Part 4. None of the characters are memorable, but a few of the set-pieces and death scenes are fun to watch. The most fascinating aspect is watching this in contrast to the original, and seeing how much the franchise changed in 7 short years.
This one... while still a good one... probably has the most comedic elements of all the "Nightmare" movies. It tells the reason why Freddy first started going after the children... which I think they fit in rather well. Surprisingly this Blu-ray set only has the 2D version of the film. Not that it matters since being blind in 1 eye I can't watch films in 3D anyway. Not my favorite of the franchise... but not my least favorite either. Worth the time put in to watch it.
- Black Christmas
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
- The Burning
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
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In this list I'm going to keep track of all the slasher films I have seen from it's magnificent beginning…