Mike / October 21st, 2011
October 21, 2011 at 1:02 am
Hm, maybe I’ll just call it quits at part 3 with this series (thanks for the warnings, James).
September 25, 2013 at 2:37 am
Couple good scenes but no, this is so bad it’s offensive.
February 13, 2015 at 5:27 am
nah dude don’t call it quits. 4 is good James review is off for 4 its actually good. 5 is not bad either it’s also good I think James opinion on 4 and 5 are way off they are good and 4 actually was the highest grossing of them all. 6 is silly but entertaining. Nightmare on Elm street series is awesome and IMO the best horror franchise there is. I watched all the Friday 13 and they are boring with no continuity and no recuring characters Jason is played by tons of different people and same with Halloween. Nightmare has awesome supporting characters in all of them that are interesting the production is well done and the fils are interesting not just boring slashers. So they are all worth a watch IMO they are great
October 21, 2011 at 1:03 am
I HATED this one, HATED HATED it.
October 21, 2011 at 1:04 am
James, thanks for this one. Keep up the good work.
October 21, 2011 at 1:05 am
I like this one. Its not scary at all, but its fuckin funny
October 21, 2011 at 1:13 am
Ninja Gaiden on Tiger!! That was best part about this movie. I remember sneaking into see Freddy’s Dead at the movies. I thought it was so dumb we went back to see Ernest Scared Stupid instead. Great review James. I live for this stuff
October 21, 2011 at 1:26 am
Great Review James, now on to Friday the 13th after tomorrow’s episode I presume? Could throw us a curve ball =X we’ll have to wait and see.
October 21, 2011 at 1:27 am
I enjoyed this one, for pure comedic horror value, they didn’t take it seriously and that’s the point
October 21, 2011 at 1:37 am
I would assume the final series your doing is the Friday The 13th series. But I suggest you do another series. You already did a very vague run-threw of the series with your “Best Friday The 13th Moments” …….c’mon James there are tons of better series to do =)
October 21, 2011 at 1:59 am
now he’s playing with power bitch
nah friday the 13th has to be next after new nightmare
im looking forward to James thoughts on the series
October 21, 2011 at 2:02 am
I bought the boxset so I guess I’m stuck with this one.
October 21, 2011 at 2:11 am
hmmm “it’s funny because he’s only smoking weed, not lsd” I wonder what James’s Views are towards pot
October 21, 2011 at 2:38 am
He’s doing Halloween next…not F13. The next two days will be New Nightmare and FvJ. Then starting Sunday will be the Halloween series…ending with Resurrection on the 31st.
October 21, 2011 at 2:58 am
@dav3290 I never thought of that but yeh halloween fits in quite nicely though sadly there will most likely be nothing on the rob zombie remakes (whether they’re good or bad keep ur opinion to urself) I’m still hoping he does Hellraiser though i seriously doubt that 😛 Really hoping he gives Friday the 13th a miss.
October 21, 2011 at 3:08 am
I hate how gimmicky this movie is with the 3-D effects. I hate gimmicky shit in general, it just pisses me off that the whole ending sequence was designed completely around the shitty 3-D effects. It’s one thing having a quick little scene that takes advantage of the technology, but don’t write a script completely around it. It just leaves a terrible taste in your mouth.
October 21, 2011 at 3:31 am
This movie was brutally bad. I truly loved the first film and enjoyed 2 and 3, but to see it come to this was painfully sad. The next one “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare” makes up for it though.
October 21, 2011 at 4:03 am
A absolutely love this one, it’s total guilty pleasure. Very far from the first few movies, but extremely funny, and the kills are funny and brutal. I love how Freddy is totally insane and prolongs the kills, torturing the kids while laughing and constantly making one liners.
Oh, by the way, Freddy did stay dead for a long while after this. It came out in 1990, and the next one, Freddy vs Jason was in 2003. New Nightmare doesn’t count because it’s not the same continuity and more like a spinoff.
October 21, 2011 at 4:10 am
You didn’t mention Maggie – Lisa Zane is Billy Zane’s sister.
October 21, 2011 at 4:21 am
I wonder if hes going to tell us how he felt about freddy reboot. I thought it was ok. Not as good as the orginal but still enjoyable. I mean he did a review for jason reboot. So I dont see why not. Also I always look forward to these every oct.
October 21, 2011 at 4:43 am
October 21, 2011 at 5:14 am
If they really wanted to make Freddy a more comedy movie they should’ve went all out, over the top. But here it feels like they were trying to make a serious movie. You can’t have serious blend with what they did here. The Zucker bros shoul’ve directed this.
October 21, 2011 at 5:31 am
Lol, Breckin Meyer (Robot Chicken, Road Trip) is the pot-head Spencer, that’s great stuff.
October 21, 2011 at 5:43 am
before the commercial even finished I saw “HATED it. HATED HATED HATED it. Nice Review”. I expect something scathing immediately now 🙂
October 21, 2011 at 5:49 am
can’t say that I love this movie its ok but the review was fuckin awsome can’t wait for new nightmare
October 21, 2011 at 6:04 am
I hope we get New Nightmare and Freddy vs. Jason next. Those are two of the best Freddy movies in my view, next to the first one, and part 3.
After that, I’d total welcome a look at Michael Myers’s story. I’m a huge Jason Voorhees fan, and I dress as him yearly almost every Halloween, but I’m okay with waiting next year for James to review those, if at all.
All I need is “Freddy vs. Jason”, and that will make this Jason fan happy. 🙂 I’m sure many will disagree, but that is my favorite Freddy and Jason film, and I love the way Jason is in the movie, and that he is more then just a terminator, but has some emotion, and that we get a look at his past.
On another note – I hope next year James reviews the SAW movies too. I love that series. But I’m jumping all over the place now like I’m in Freddy’s dreamworld. See you guys tomorrow!
October 21, 2011 at 6:11 am
I liked part 6. I mean, at least it was no Dream Child…
The only thing that really got on my nerves in Freddy’s Dead was the video game scene. Yes, Freddy was funny during this scene, but I don’t like how the death was handled overall. I mean, the kid thinks he’s in a game in the dream. But in real life, you can see him, like, punching down walls and stuff. Shouldn’t the kid have broken his hands during all of that? That never sat well with me.
Freddy’s death seemed to make sense to me, I guess. I mean, he was pulled out of the dream world the first time, right? Or was he? Maybe it was a dream all along, and that’s why he comes back at the end of the first movie? Maybe all you have to do is REALLY bring Freddy to the real world, kill him real good, and that at least brings down the fear of Freddy enough so that he’s no longer a threat.
Whatever, at least it wasn’t Dream Child.
October 21, 2011 at 6:27 am
This is probably my favorite NOES, I love the blend of comedy and horror. It’s a bit over the top but in a good way. My only realy complaint is the mask, it’s the worst looking in the series which is pretty odd. It looks like somthing you could easily pick up at store or somthing.
October 21, 2011 at 6:29 am
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare is actually one of my favorite Elm St. films. You forgot the great music by the Goo Goo Dolls and Iggy Pop. It had a great soundtrack. I thought it was well made. The old rule seems to be that true evil can never be killed. Just look at all the Dracula sequels, all the Frankenstein, Halloween, Friday The 13th, Child’s Play, and every other damn horror franchise of the last 100 years. If it’s popular it will be back.
October 21, 2011 at 6:42 am
Omg… this is the first horror movie i ever bought, together with Predator 2, on a bootleg VHS. They were horribly low quality copies and i only remember the game scene from this film, the rest was too scary too watch, hehe. I was only nine or ten at the time, havent seen it since.
Also something strange cause i have a boxset of the Nightmare series, but Freddy’s Dead isnt on there, or the New Nightmare. The boxset is called “The Nightmare on Elm Street Collection”, a 2000/2001 release, but holds only the first 5 Freddy’s.
Its good to see this again after twenty years, It does show that the series gets sillier over time. I’m usually not really into the comedy horror films, but Freddy gets a special place.
I Think the first one is an absolute classic, while the third is my personal favorite.
For the fans it maybe fun to watch Freddy appear in the Dokken “Dreamwarriors” music video, the Fatboys with “Are you ready for Freddy?”, and Whodini with “I gotta Swing It”.
October 21, 2011 at 7:17 am
For the NES generation, Freddy’s Dead will always hold a special place in our hearts. That videogame sequence and ANY reference to the Power Glove guarantees comedy gold.
I think this was the 2nd Nightmare movie I saw after No. 2. I think they did go over the top with it, but i think we have to remember that a movie like EVIL DEAD 2 had really changed the game for horror, at this point.
October 21, 2011 at 7:25 am
Damn, I forgot the power glove 🙁
By the time they got to Freddy’s Dead (a reference to a Curtis Mayfield song), the series started to intentionally make fun of itself. It seems like the film assumes you know the story and themes of the previous movies, and it becomes a self aware comedy. The Simpsons have been around for so long, that it pretty much only makes fun of itself anymore. Right off the bat there’s a Wizard of Oz parody (which I always thought was kind of misguided), and the slap stick just gets more ridiculous from there. I appreciate the originality of this movie though. If it were made today, it would probably be like the Scary Movie sequels or ‘Meet the Spartans’ – no jokes, just pop culture reference gags that would be outdated by the time it arrives in theaters.
Great review James! Monster Madness rules.
October 21, 2011 at 7:47 am
Thanks for the review on this one. I loved this movie. I thought the video game scene was hilarious and awesome! He killed him with the Power Glove, what better death can you ask for? 😀
October 21, 2011 at 7:49 am
Aside from Depp’s awesome cameo,this was one atrocious sequel.
October 21, 2011 at 8:18 am
The videogame scene… wasn’t expecting that, loved it! But the movie is beginning to remind me of the Final Destination movies: I’d only watch it if I wanted to know about the deaths.
October 21, 2011 at 8:39 am
“Freddys Dead” is a likable entry. It’s good deaths, good music, and a nice story. I love the part where Maggie enters Freddy’s memories.
October 21, 2011 at 8:40 am
A classic for my birthday lol, awesome! 🙂
October 21, 2011 at 8:41 am
Anybody what movie that is at 00:02 with the red faced monster?
September 13, 2014 at 6:04 pm
Children of the Corn II
October 21, 2011 at 9:26 am
Yeeeah, this one should of been featured on YKWBS!
October 21, 2011 at 9:39 am
Thanks for reminding me how awful this movie was. It’s the only one of the series I watched once and decided, nope, never again. I almost felt like asking for my money back it was so terrible. Oddly enough, the key thing to remember about the Elm street series is a little like Freddy’s classic rhyme, 1 and 3 are all you need.
October 21, 2011 at 9:47 am
Lol that bit with Johnny Depp was brilliant! Holy fuck you can smoke your acid? I’mma…I’mma be right back…
October 21, 2011 at 10:11 am
It would only seem appropriate to do Friday the 13th. assuming that Freddy vs Jason would segway into the Jason series. Although both characters were well established by the time the VS movie came out. So i wonder if James will do the Freddy vs Jason film last… Or at all.
October 21, 2011 at 10:40 am
Wouldn’t Friday the 13th be too predictable? I for one still hope it’s going to be Hellraiser. Then we would get American horror: Frankenstein, British horror: Hammer Dracula films, American horror: Nightmare on Elm street and British horror again: Hellraiser. It’s fun because it’s logical! 😛
October 21, 2011 at 11:28 am
chronologically, where can he go from here? How many other series since the 80’s have 5-6 sequels. Hope it’s not Saw. lol
October 21, 2011 at 12:13 pm
I hope he is doing Guinea Pig or Ju-on next.
October 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm
I know everyone’s got their favorites, but this movie does suck dick. The best ones are the first one, the third one, and the New Nightmare–in other words, the ones that have Heather Langenkamp in them. Also, bit of trivia about this movie–when the chick puts on the 3D glass towards the end of the movie, that was the audience’s cue to put on their glasses in the theater.
October 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm
This was my first rated R horror movie. I convinced my folks to let watch it cause I remember when it came out, the video store in my town made a big deal about it and for a weird reason, I went backwards with the Nightmare Films. Literally, 5-1. I thought it was awesome, but then again I was twelve years old. Looking back it is hokey, but I have come to enjoy them in that sense.
October 21, 2011 at 1:16 pm
I know a lot of people don’t care much for this movie. I really enjoy watching it from time to time. This was Freddy’s funniest movie ever made. It could be worse Seed of Chucky since they focus too much on the comedy rather than horror. I hope he doesn’t review the remake which is a pile of shit.
October 21, 2011 at 1:21 pm
This part is my least favorite. The end seems to be so rushed and after Freddy’s death the movie ends.
October 21, 2011 at 2:34 pm
Nintendo Power Glove! 🙂
October 21, 2011 at 5:06 pm
This is the guilty pleasure for me, because while absurd and completely void of any true horror, I think it’s what helped ease me into the series. I was seven when I first saw this movie, and at that age, it was quite scary.
I know I keep posting trivia from IMDB, but this has to be some funny shit right here:
::Peter Jackson was originally hired to write the screenplay for this film. He wrote a draft, but it wasn’t used. Peter Jackson’s original screenplay for Freddy’s Dead saw Freddy aging and growing weak within the dream world. The teens of Springwood would have drug-fuelled slumber parties for kicks, and enter the dream world to beat him up.::
This was back in the day when Peter Jackson was doing some crazy-ass movies like Dead Alive ( or the original title, BrainDead, which James reviewed during the first Monster Madness)
Imagine a Peter Jackson screenplay for NOES.
October 21, 2011 at 5:50 pm
Ugh. My sister bought this on VHS, watched it once and sold it because it was so weak compared to the others.
October 21, 2011 at 7:08 pm
definatly the weakest in the series but i love it and the entire series (including the remake) i hope you carry all the way to freddy vs jason which is one of my favorite movies and hopefully the remake, which is one of those go in it with an empty mind and enjoy it kinda movies. if ya want the original then go watch it. 🙂
October 21, 2011 at 7:57 pm
This was the first freddy movie I ever saw.
I’ve only seen this and the original though.
I should check out the ones in between and after.
October 21, 2011 at 8:02 pm
Yet another disgrace to the series. I’ve only seen this movie once and will never watch it again. Why it began to turn into a comedy horror fuckfest beats me. Its too bad the series went down this path.
October 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm
Ugh. That’s a terrible movie.
October 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm
hell ya freddyys kick ass. glad they finally put him in a game worthy of his awesomeness. mortal combat.
October 21, 2011 at 10:41 pm
I have never seen any of the Nightmare flicks, and after seeing this video, I’m glad I didn’t.
October 21, 2011 at 11:05 pm
Why is James being lazy and just doing 3 minute roundups for the Nightmare on Elm Street movies? Come on man you can do better than that. Do a long decent review of each movie over.
And do it without the swearing and do it like you’re actually enjoying doing the video for the Elm Street movies. You sound boring to listen to when I have to watch these really short Nightmare on Elm Street roundoups for your stupid Monster Madness
October 21, 2011 at 11:36 pm
Good god, this movie is fucking horrible.
October 22, 2011 at 12:04 am
The movie’s not horrible. It’s James’s Sequel a thon round up for the movies that are horrible. 3 to 5 minutes for each movie? Really?
I can do better than that for crying out loud
October 22, 2011 at 12:49 am
This was the first one I saw. I like it better than 4 and 5. I like how they decided to stop pretending this is scary, and just be more tongue and cheek with it.
October 22, 2011 at 12:54 am
Would it be a sin for me to say that I actually love this one? Englund is obviously having a ball here and the humor is actually black and pointed.
October 22, 2011 at 1:06 am
Why is everyone complaining all of the sudden?
“A 3 to 5 minute video from each movie, really?” You people should be glad James even has the time to produce this. The man is in the middle of producing a movie and still takes the time to give us a video everyday of the month. I think that is amazingly gracious of him.
By the way go back and watch all the other monster madness years everyone of those was 2 to 3 minutes and no one complained then. Just because he went a little overboard in the Frankenstein reviews giving us ten minutes, which I found to be a nice treat to start the month, and if you have any sense of logic you could guess that it wouldn’t last long, you people feel you’re entitled to one for everyday this month?
Everyone saying “This is pitiful I could do better” fine I encourage you. Go out start producing a feature film, write and edit a ten minute video everyday from scratch, and try to find time to sleep and maintain your daily life without collapsing in exhaustion. Do that and complain all you want.
But seriously this man tries to give you guys a treat with a week of ten minute videos and all you do is complain when he stops doing them? You people should be fucking ashamed of yourselves. The human mind will never cease to amaze me. Never once did he say, “Expect a ten minute video everyday this month” you people just jump to conclusions.
And really you want a ten minute video for the nightmare on elm street series? I could see for the first one, but after that how much trivia could there be about the movies that James could make a ten minute video with?
P.S. If the he hasn’t started making them long by now complaining isn’t going to change his mind this late into the series.
@urrutiap – No one’s got a gun to your head to watch these.
October 22, 2011 at 2:52 am
I love this one. The style is so 1991. It can’t be replicated, much like any of the movies of old. The imaginative dreamlike Looney Tunes with a really dark edge feel. The grainy darkness does not come through in this video though. I guess DVD kind of digitized it, but I imagine a Blu Ray version would be so detailed as to get the grain back.
Though watching it as a series, it is pretty damn tiring by this point. Much like it got by Friday the 13th part VII. It just gets old because its obvious there just going off steam and the tension is gone.
And yea, the ending to this movie is pretty lame and cheesy.
But what I remember is the fond memory of the kickass opening and the whole real world/dream crossovers. This was a major thrill renting this back in the day. This was my second Freddy movie after New Nightmare, so in a way really the first Freddy movie for me, as New Nightmare is just a metaphysical real-world type deal that has the 6 movies in their own movie universe.
And I call Hellraiser series for the final series James reviews. It’s 9 movies left if he does FVJ after New Nightmare. The ninth and final Hellraiser movie just came out.
October 22, 2011 at 3:21 am
You said everything I wanted to say and more, -Nic-Fox.
Thank you for your hard work, James, and good luck with your movie!
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October 22, 2011 at 9:38 am
Freddy WISHES his glove was the Power Glove. Lucas would easily pwn him.
a post-DOTM Transformers movieverse fanfic
October 22, 2011 at 11:17 am
James does not need ‘fans’ like you posting bullshit on his site on his work. He is a very busy man right now, show some damn respect you asshole.
October 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm
Maybe I would enjoy these Monster Madness videos a ltitle more if James would stop being lazy and have them last longer than 3 minutes and without the damn swearing in the videos.
October 22, 2011 at 7:05 pm
Everyone marvels about how “Welcome To Prime Time, Bitch!” is the defining Freddy line…but I’ve always preferred “Kung-Fu THIS, Bitch!” much more.
For years, I didn’t like Freddy’s Dead. I always felt that Freddy didn’t get much screen time, & the body count was low. Now, I think it’s a good movie, but the end 3D sequence is still a lame gimmick.
October 23, 2011 at 5:30 am
This is a bad film, if you take it seriously.
However it’s a fantastic parody and great fun when viewed as a comedy.
The scene with Freddy pushing the bed of nails always makes me chuckle.
Seeing as 3 onwards the films were less horror and more comedy anyway, yet trying to be serious. They were a horrible mess.
This film knows it’s not serious and never tires to be…and it works.
Much rather watch this film than 3, 4 or 5.
October 23, 2011 at 12:42 pm
Shame you didn’t mention the Twilight Zone reference.
October 24, 2011 at 2:29 am
Though it was the funiest of all because mostly look like a horror comedy,like for example army of darkness-evil dead 3.I can say that it has its own good scenes,but the end that they actualy blown up fredy with a dynamite pipe its a lousy way to end this.Not to mention the fact that they have made another one,fredy is not going to die that easily biches.
October 27, 2011 at 11:45 am
do more avgn and you know whats bullshit and if u dont then thats bullshit
November 15, 2011 at 10:26 am
I thought this movie was the funniest out of all of the NOES movies. Completly loved this movie.
November 19, 2011 at 2:41 am
They didnt just blow him up they had to pull him out of the dream first so he was human int the other movies they killed him in there dream
March 28, 2012 at 1:59 am
December 26, 2011 at 9:35 pm
You said that its “Freddy’s Dead” But he comes back.. If you look at it chronologically. That is the last movie. Freddy vs Jason wasn’t placed as being apart of the series.. The New Nightmare one he doesn’t come back to live but is born to be a real nightmare out of the others being just a movie… So looking at it, this would be the last movie and he is dead…
March 1, 2012 at 1:42 am
March 22, 2012 at 11:12 am
Either way, the movie timeline is screwed up… So I look at it like this. End of Freddy vs Jason, Jason walks out of the lake with Freddy’s head.. Which he winks.. So he did reignite people remembering him.. I would like to place Freddy vs Jason the movie before Freddy’s Dead in how things worked out.
March 28, 2012 at 1:14 am
March 28, 2012 at 1:57 am
Freddy Vs. Jason is set 20 years after the events of Freddy’s Dead The Finale Nightmare. After the events of Freddy’s Dead people began returning to the town and repopulated the town that was seen as a ghost town in Freddy’s Dead.
So there for according to the official source Freddy’s Dead is before A FVJ. Everyone involved in the film says so to.
And actually using your logic about the house the movie would have to be after Freddy’s Dead. In NIghtmares 3-6 “the house” as in Nancy’s house is seen abandoned and looking like a haunted house. So in FVJ the house was bought and reconstructed.
This all makes sense especially if you watch all of the films back to back. It is so clear that FVJ is after Freddy’s Dead every piece of cinematic evidence supports it.
And yes having FVJ happen after Freddy’s Dead even accounts for the “dream demons” supposedly leaving Freddy.
March 21, 2012 at 4:32 pm
– The tossing of the needles. MAXIMUM impact.
– The sum up of previous killings. No matter how inaccurate. It’s just a badass “I don’t give a shit and you’ll die anyways” attitude.
– The videogame part. Well, it explains for itself. I was sure that i didn’t wanna die playing videogames (that’s why i played it in the night only back then lol)
March 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm
Every town has a elm street!
October 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm
I have this film on DVD, but that one doesn’t have any 3D glasses. Also it doesn’t have those 3D effects either (which is probably a good thing).
September 1, 2013 at 8:39 pm
Hey man! You forgot the power glove!
October 6, 2013 at 7:34 pm
March 18, 2014 at 5:34 pm
Easily, without doubt not only the worst of the Nightmare series, but that ending is without a doubt one of the worst, laziest excuses in cinema history.
It still amazes me how bad it is, every time.
June 2, 2014 at 4:51 am
September 22, 2014 at 7:22 pm
Movies in intro-
Children of the Corn II
February 11, 2015 at 2:11 am
Maybe it just me, but I would think that a serial killer who is making light of the fact that your going to die much scarier then the Silent kind, to me the Silent Kind is Creepy, but the One who likes to play with his food so to speak would scare me shitless.
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