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...
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.
Would you believe it really wasn't the final nightmare? According to Gaylord Focker you can milk anything with nipples and Freddy has been milked for everything he's got since 1984.
Me sorprendió el hecho de que estuviera filmada en 3D, obviamente a México llego directamente en vídeo, bueno, al menos a mi ciudad... y nunca la rente, creo que ya estaba un poco cansado de la franquicia, pero hace poco compre una edición en BR de las pesadillas y me empece un maratón, pero creo que me volvió a cansar la franquicia, esta semana decidí ver las que me faltaban que curiosamente, son las que no había visto.
Es gracioso ver el material extra y escuchar Rachel Talalay, directora de esta entrega y a uno de los productores casi, prácticamente ofrecer disculpas por haber hecho la película.
Me hubiese gustado verla en 3D.
Fun in places. Freddy behaves like Roadrunner. Englund gets his chance.
One of the worst movies I've seen. Freddy is the only reason it's not no stars.
Quite inventive at parts and some nice wee nods to other films. Decent fun keeping the franchise going.
For a while, I thought Freddy's Dead might be trying to pull off a Jason Lives-style meta-parody of its own franchise, but no: it just sucks THAT fucking much. A joke of a movie.
This movie is all over the place.
In order to keep resurrecting Freddy the screenwriters keep having to add increasingly ret-conned "mythology" for Freddy. This time we're told Freddy had a child and this is now his goal/achilles heel.
This is also where Freddy rides a broom Oz-style, kills a guy in a video game simulation with the "power glove" and where giant talking worm-gods are explained to have given Freddy his powers by a steel-door-ripping, psychology-degree-holding Yaphet Koto.
Someone apologize to me right now.