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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.
Great film in its own right.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"Whaddya know.... I beat my high score!”
So I'm going through these movies for the first time.
1 is great, 2 is okay, 3 is amazing, 4 sucks.... and I watch 5 and I don't think I've ever been less interested or more bored watching a (alleged) horror film before.
Film 5 is SO horrible! Boring, took itself WAYYYY too seriously, bad characters, UTTERLY confusing story! HOW do you screw this concept up?! You go to sleep and Freddy kills you! And they made it pointlessly confusing involving pregnancy and a ghost child.... if it's the spirit of an unborn child, why is he 5 years old and not a zygote?
Also it's the first Freddy movie where Freddy DIDN'T…
Deludente. L'ultima avventura del maniaco di Elm Street non è all'altezza dell'infame compito: la spiegazione dei demoni è facilona, così come il terrificante finale. essì, che si era partiti anche benino, con una Springwood fiabesca e geriatrica, perfetto incubo degno della serie fantastica Ai confini della realtà.
Ci vorrà il meta-discorso intrapreso dal creatore di Freddy, Craven, nell'ultimo film, per scrivere la parola fine sul personaggio in maniera dignitosa.
Still better than Spanglish.
The worst thing may be that it's just, boring.
Sure, had I seen it with a friend in which we can laugh at it, it would have been a good time, but I still wouldn't have liked the damn thing.
The franchise had seemingly thrown in the towel, as even the series constantly had interesting camera work, this one was just a bore all around.
i spent two hours trying to write a review for this movie that perfectly captured all of my feelings but it turned into about seventeen paragraphs so here's a tldr from after me & my girlfriend finished watching it
lain 12:51 am: i dont know? i liked it?
Me 12:51 am: yeah i liked it!
lain 12:51 am: but in saying that
lain 12:51 am: no i didnt?
Me 12:51 am: yeah i didnt like it!
Worst film in the series, it's only direct competition is the sequel but I can atleast argue that the second film was atleast scary
This film is shit. It's not scary, the plot is nonsensical even for these types of films, the acting is terrible, the puns are grating.
I hate everything about this film. I hate it was made. I wouldn't wish viewing this on my worst enemy
My film canon for the series: 1,2,3, * The later 3 films aren't worth watching, even with the sequel being heavily flawed it's still scary. Avoid 4,5,6. * A New Nightmare exists outside my canon, as does FvsJ
I swear the people who made this movie and Robert Englund was on some weed or powder cocaine or somethin' because Freddy was not scary anymore. He has gone to some kind of comedian with a dark, twisted sense of humor like Chucky...
Despite once again having some inventive deaths, this film was undeniably poor.
The use of 3-D (although I did not watch it in this way) was used horribly as a gimmick and despite the film clearly trying to go for humor rather than scares this quickly wore down.
The ending too was particularly anti-climatic and completely terrible.
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