Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare ★★★

By this stage in the series, they just said ‘fuck it’ and made a comedy — albeit a cruel one, more or less a live-action Warner Bros cartoon — with Freddy as the star of the show, playing to the audience as his accomplice. Still, it deserves more credit for its aggressive weirdness, even if it had strayed far from the existential terror of Wes Craven’s creation. It was definitely time for Freddy to die.