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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…
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…
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.
Esta era para ser a última parte da franquia, por vontade do estúdio. Uma vez que por vontade do criar, o mestre Wes Craven a obra original nunca teria tido continuação, ou posteriormente, teria fechado como uma trilogia! Aqui temos pela primeira vez uma mulher na direção, a estreante Rachel Talalay (Tank Girl, 1995). Com o roteiro escrito pelo também estreante Michael De Luca (Judge Dredd, 1995). Aliás, com exeção do produtor Robert Shaye que também produziu todos os outros filmes da franquia, a equipe aqui era formado por boa parte de estreantes. Talvez isso explique o péssimo resultado! Depois do total fracasso comercial da parte 5, aqui parecem ter resolvido mudar tudo e fazer tudo que ainda não haviam…
So, they kill Freddy for the 6th time, but for some reason this time he'll stay dead. I don't even know. Also Freddy had a family? Cool? This one is kind of a hard one to get through, but it has some quality kills and the characters are actually pretty likeable.
I was really wondering when the wheels would come off the wagon. This isn't unwatchable by any means, but it's just not very engaging and, despite clearly putting an emphasis on upping the ante in terms of ridiculousness, it doesn't feel nearly as creative as the films that came before.
Overall Enjoyment 2/10
i was actually genuinely having a good time with this movie for all its campiness but then the whole plot point with the dream demons happened and that alone is the single worst thing to ever happen to the character of freddy krueger that isn't this: netsenshi.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/fig_kai_7170_25.jpg
overall fuck freddy's dead
*Watched as part of the All Nighter on Elm Street marathon at the New Beverly.*
The only Elm Street film I actually hadn't seen in its entirely before, although I had seen most of it already. This almost certainly has the lowest points of the franchise (why on Earth anyone thought Freddy using the Power Glove was a good idea is beyond me), but it's so go-for-broke stupid and cartoonish that it kind of goes from being terrible to being slightly, if idiotically, charming. But make no mistake, this is still a terrible movie (especially when it goes to 3D), and it's definitely the worst Freddy has ever been. It also continues the trend of only having one good kill, which is at least better than nothing.
Yeah, I don't know about this one, guys.
i know i throw this word around a lot but this........was truly Wild
Great film in its own right.
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