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In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D).Written by
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(At around fifty-seven minutes) When Maggie goes to speak with her mother, she enters the house, screams "Mother!" and slams the door behind her. This is exactly the same as when Nancy comes home to see that her mother has placed bars over all the windows of their house in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). See more »
(at around 28 mins) When John Doe and Maggie go to the school, Maggie finds a scrap book filled with articles related to Fred Krueger. In a close up of the book, an article is titled "Krueger Sought: Boy, 7, Missing" but the text that follows discusses baseball (Yankees, Kansas City, and the Mets) on the left side and military action in Vietnam on the right side. See more »
[looks at a child's drawing]
"K. Krueger." Could mean anything from Kevin to Kyle.
All it really means is there was a child here by that name.
No. It's me. I'm his kid. That's why he's kept me alive. He's trying to play some sick game with me.
*He* is dead, all right. He's dead, and your not his kid.
How do you know?
[points at Orphanage Woman]
She remembered me.
She remembered me, too, and 50 other imaginary friends. Let's get out of here.
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The end credits feature clips from all six Nightmare films and the last scene gives Freddy's birth and death date. See more »
The version that aired on UPN actually had all the violent scenes in full, (only the language was edited). However, the TV version also had a few scenes and extensions of scenes not included in the theatrical and home video releases. These include: Maggie having a talk with her mother after having a nightmare before leaving for the youth shelter, a little bit more footage in the beginning of the scene with Tracy and Maggie are in the van after John was killed, a few extra shots of the desolate "Springwood Fair" See more »
I guess I'm part of the silent minority who enjoyed this film. Is it one of the best of the "Nightmare" series? Maybe not, but I had lots of fun with it. Freddy Krueger reaches his evil, wisecracking potential. Since parts 4 and 5 kind of lagged the series down, I felt this so-called final installment ("New Nightmare" is the real finale) brought the series out of its slump. There are some great nightmare sequences, including one where Breckin Meyer plays a stoner who gets trashed, falls asleep and gets stuck in a video game to which Freddy controls. This is both a highly original and hilarious sequence, especially when we see him out of the dreamscape, hopping around like Super Mario. And Freddy belts out the funny one-liner, "Great graphics." And since the movie was made about 10 years ago, it brought back memories when Freddy started controlling the game with the Powerglove. Anyone who remembers the first 8-bit Nintendo remembers the Powerglove.
The cast is superb. Lisa Zane is perfectly cast in the lead. I haven't seen Yaphet Kotto since "The Running Man," and I think the last time I saw that film was about 5 years ago. He's another great, underappreciated actor who possesses a powerful screen presence. And who can forget the cameos? The best one is by Johnny Depp (from the first "Nightmare") playing a spokesman for an anti-drug commercial.
The 3D sequence at the end is really awesome! So for those who are looking to check this film out--please rent or buy it on DVD! Hopefully all the editions come with the 3D glasses, but I'm sure the video edition has the 3D element removed.
I personally didn't see many things wrong with the film. It even elaborated on Freddy's backstory. The film is a great mix of humor and scares, and the gross-out effects are terrific. Could this have given better justice to the franchise? Of course it could have. But Rachel Talalay did a fine job. And finding the perfect conclusion is easier said than done.
And in closing, I loved the montage over the opening credits. Fans of the series will be delighted, and will look at it as a tribute to beloved Freddy.
My score: 7 (out of 10)
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