New Nightmare (1994)

Mike / October 22nd, 2011

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  • TehJedicake

    October 22, 2011 at 12:51 am

    This one is fuccckkeeeddd

  • Join Us

    October 22, 2011 at 12:55 am

    I swear if I hear that accent and that annoying as fuck techno beat again I will destroy that movie

  • avgnfan3

    October 22, 2011 at 12:55 am

    SECOND!!!!!

  • xojzk12

    October 22, 2011 at 12:57 am

    this is my personal top. followed by the first. the effects and make-up were top notch. Great story great directing and powerful acting bring this film back from the dregs that nightmare had fallen into.

  • Lanlost

    October 22, 2011 at 12:58 am

    I literally can not wait to watch this. I’ve missed the last few so I gotta watch them first.

    I’ve loved this movie for years.

    I have only seen the 1st, 5th, Freddy’s Dead and this one.

    The first and this one were BY FAR the best two. Equal for different reasons.

  • October 22, 2011 at 12:59 am

    The best films in the NOES series are the original, part 3 The Dream Warriors, and New Nightmare. Pretty much anything Wes Craven touches is horror gold.

  • Juggalo Johnny Nightmare

    October 22, 2011 at 12:59 am

    I was having troubles with the new media player Springboard, but if you click play and nothing happens, just click on the loading bar, This seems to work on every computer I use to be upset with… Good luck, and get spooky! JN

  • Darthleather

    October 22, 2011 at 1:07 am

    What bugs me about this movie is that the whole thing feels like an excuse for Wes Craven to pat himself on the back for creating Freddy.

    Seriously, I could imagine him jacking off with one hand and writing the script with the other.

  • Lanlost

    October 22, 2011 at 1:11 am

    @James or @Mike:

    Great video.

    However, Why did you/James say “Heather Lah-gen-cap?”

    Is this really how it’s pronounced? Did someone correct you?

    I’ve always said “Lang-en-camp,” much like James said in the first movie’s review.

    Just curious because I want to say it correctly if I’m not.

  • Bucydanny

    October 22, 2011 at 1:12 am

    lovin this years Monster Madness cant wait to see whats next, i hoping for children of the corn, or maybe some of the friday the 13th movies,but whatever james has planned, i know it’ll be another masterpiece , keep up the great work james …on a side note do you have any personal holloween traditions , like me i watch all the friday the 13th movies and all the halloween movies including remakes

  • lenert77

    October 22, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Was anyone else as bothered as I was when James badly mispronounced “Langenkamp”? It sounded like he called her Lag in Cap.

  • Bucydanny

    October 22, 2011 at 1:13 am

    same question to you mike, any halloween traditions on your end?

  • Jonnykruger

    October 22, 2011 at 1:22 am

    so I guess he might do Freddy and Jason cause theres still another week left in october if he gives the first 8 thats awesome so I guess Freddy vd. Jason is 2maro

  • PD

    October 22, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Wonderful review James and Mike. Too bad the review is quite short, but you guys are very busy and we appreciate all your hard work. As for the movie, this is actually my personal favorite of the Nightmare series, because it’s one that stands out from the other movies with it’s different storyline. Can’t wait for the Freddy vs. Jason and the new Nightmare remake review!

  • October 22, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Ooooh! It’s not even midnight yet for me! :) Every morning I wake my 8 year old son up for school, and I tell him; “It’s the _____ of October, so what’s it time for?” And he says in his best James impression; “Mooooonster Madness!”

  • super.ca.i.n

    October 22, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Excellent review this time, thank you! i would like so much SAW franchise to be the next one to be reviewed, please no Jason!!

  • The_Lethal_Injection

    October 22, 2011 at 1:59 am

    I loved how they said that Freddy was an ancient entity that had manifested itself through many stories over the years in order to keep it captive. They also references Hansel and Gretel many times through the movie, and I thought it was fitting that they killed him in a furnace, much like how the witch died in Hansel and Gretel.

    I don’t think it was Heather that was really feeling the earthquakes as much as it was Earthquake season in California according to the story. But I don’t know how often they get Earthquakes either.

    All in all I thought this was an awesome movie, and definitely the most underrated. A New Nightmare blurred the line between reality and moviethe same way the original blurred the line between reality and dream, and that’s awesome.

  • Nyleao

    October 22, 2011 at 2:08 am

    i liked it but then slowly i found out the problems it was like a peice of meat left out too long, slowly getting worse and worse as it sits
    but fuck it if im watchin em all ill watch em all and be entertained

  • Truehare

    October 22, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Yes, this whole movie is a major masturbation excuse for Wes Craven, but if the guy can make such a great film out of it, I have no problem with that.

    New Nightmare is what I bring to mind when I watch anything else in the series after the third one. It’s just comforting to know it’s still possible for Freddy to be scary, after what those movies did to him.

  • Nyleao

    October 22, 2011 at 2:11 am

    but ya dispite its flaws its good

  • souledge94

    October 22, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Another great vid. Though I do agree on the whole confusing freddy part. When I saw this one I was younger I enjoyed it and still do but man was I confused I just didint get it at the time. Im guessing since you lack a intro or hint to the next francise you will be doing in the vid your going to talk about the reboot. I hope you do since I really wanna get your take on it.

  • Brian

    October 22, 2011 at 4:06 am

    This movie sucks and I can’t see why so many fans praise it. Sure, Freddy is more serious, but that doesn’t really make the movie itself good. The child actor who plays Heather’s son is so awful and annoying. He pretty much ruins it for me.

  • Brian

    October 22, 2011 at 4:10 am

    Wow. Just watched the video. I can’t believe you think that kid was good in this movie!

  • October 22, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Hated this film as a kid, I mean really hated

    But I watched it again as an adult and its actually one of my favorites in the series, I love the concept and execution of this film

  • RocketeerRaccoon

    October 22, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Well there’s only one Freddy movie left, Freddy vs. Jason, I doubt he will review the shitty remake too.

  • souledge94

    October 22, 2011 at 4:35 am

    I think hes at least going to give his thoughts on it. Again he did it for jason reboot so its not far fetched he wont do the same for freddy. Also that reboot is far from shitty.

  • GamingandMetal

    October 22, 2011 at 4:39 am

    this movie is pretty good

  • Gedimas

    October 22, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Boys have a penis and girls have a vagina.

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    October 22, 2011 at 5:11 am

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  • baronvg

    October 22, 2011 at 5:19 am

    My coworker worked as part of the costume department on Mercury Rising. He says that Miko Hughes was a total ass. Only age 13-14 or so, but arrogant, conceded and treated everyone on the set like they were beneath him.

  • 19Szabolcs91

    October 22, 2011 at 5:46 am

    I like this one, but it has its flaws. The ending makes little sense to me, it’s like Wes wrote himself into a corner and basically gave up.

    It still has its atmosphere, it’s creative, and once again, scary.

    But I find this extremely overrated, Part 1, 3 and 6 (yes) are much better movies in my opinion.

  • Tegal

    October 22, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Hello James!
    You should review some of the Werner Herzog/Klaus Kinski movies. I’m sure a lot of people aren’t familiar with those masterpieces and i believe it would be a good idea for you to enlighten them!

  • Zeeboe

    October 22, 2011 at 7:07 am

    I love New Nightmare. It’s actually scary and dark, whereas all the others (except for the first) are all typical senseless 1980′s slasher films. Of course, I’d take any of the older Nightmare on Elm Street sequels over the remake. At least Robert Englund is Freddy in them, and his scenes are always entertaining.

    Part 3 is also good, and Freddy vs. Jason – Haters can say what they like about FVJ, but at least it, (along with New Nightmare) was something totally new to the series, and that is what the series needed in my view.

    Really looking forward to Freddy vs. Jason tomorrow! I hope it’s a long review, but I will totally understand if it’s not. James is working hard on the AVGN movie, which I already know is going to be epic.

    Thank you James! You’ve been busting your ass and giving us all free entertainment for years now. I’m having a horrible weekend, and for years, I’ve had my rough days, and sad days, but your clips always provide much needed comfort for me. I owe you!

  • sugreev2001

    October 22, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Enjoyed this movie

  • xdeathknightx

    October 22, 2011 at 7:36 am

    I like New Nightmare a lot, ranks up there as the best Freddy movies. As the movies progressed they got weirder and Freddy’s backstory more convoluted. This was going back to the real Freddy from part 1.

  • DoctorSmashy

    October 22, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Oh man, the part when the dad starts calling her Nancy and speaking lines from the original, and she realises she’s back in the movie, is fucking great. I first saw this on TV a while ago and it really freaked me out. Trust Wes Craven to be so ‘meta’.

  • Cilliandrew

    October 22, 2011 at 8:05 am

    This one’s a landmark in horror for me. You can see Wes starting to develop that self-referential idea that he manages to perfect with the SCREAM movies. The scene where they’re reading the script, and they say “Fade to black”, and then the film does? Pure genius.

    Love the way it plays with reality and really almost breaks through the wall.

  • Matheus-007

    October 22, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I watched this movie already and I didn’t know it? Wow.

  • freddykruegerfan265

    October 22, 2011 at 9:24 am

    freddy never dies

  • freddykruegerfan265

    October 22, 2011 at 9:25 am

    oh its a good movie

  • horrorfanboy

    October 22, 2011 at 9:38 am

    At the end of the video, you didn’t say you were going to start the final horror series tomorrow. Does that mean “Freddy vs. Jason” is tomorrow? I assumed you were going to do Friday the 13th (just 1-8) next and put “Freddy vs. Jason” at the end of the month. Usually the last movie of the month is something spectacular from the 2000s. Can’t wait to see what happens. :)

  • Riddler

    October 22, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I like the fact he also has a jaskey =in this movie, but why didn’t they keep the same sweater from the 1st movie, the one with solid red sleeves?

  • October 22, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Wow, totally meta.

    Are you going to be reviewing the TV series?

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  • horrorjunkie

    October 22, 2011 at 10:54 am

    love this review and this movie

  • coolguy2

    October 22, 2011 at 11:15 am

    james i like this movie but it cool to look at freddy kicking some butt

  • DrOtter

    October 22, 2011 at 11:23 am

    For me it’s weakest Freddy movie of all time, even new one it’s better (but still bad). Freddy 7 is just rehash of first movie, scene when he kills that girl is copy paste from bed scene in first nightmare. Freddy face looks so plastic and laughable and the final scenes are pathetic. There’s nothing memorable in this movie, no good new kills!!!!, if this is good movie then part 5 is masterpiece, look what he did to poor Greta :P that was something. I admit that Wes had good idea for this movie final result is just bad and kills are not creative.

  • GoldenFrog

    October 22, 2011 at 11:29 am

    FINALLY it goes back more so towards the creepier and more serious approach from the fist movie. This is one of the better ones in the series for sure.
    I also agree that the Freddy makeover looks good but the green hat didnt work ! Oh well.

  • SoTH

    October 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I always said that The Creeper was a knock off of Freddy from this movie. They look really similar by face, the hat and coat.

    Wonder what’s next.

    Could be the show, remake or VS film.

  • October 22, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I’m sorry James but that movie is the worst of them all. It’s a pretentious piece of shit and it really show’s everyone’s ego, especially Wes Craven’s. I couldn’t believe you butchered Heather Langenkamp’s last name. It’s not gin as in the booze, it’s like how you pronounce again. Wes Craven’s New Nightmare sucks, that’s all there is to it.

  • Doresh

    October 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Yeah, the green hat is a bit weird, but the redesign works best without one, anyways. Especially the new claw is awesome!

    But to bad the movie was so serious. Otherwise, we might’ve had Freddy meeting Englund, with Freddy saying stuff like “I’m your biggest fan!” or “Can I have an autograph?!” XD

  • Pana

    October 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Worst of them all? How did you keep a straight face typing that when 2, 5 and 6 exist?

  • DrZaius

    October 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I liked all the Freddy movies (yes, even part 5 had its moments) because at least Freddy never jumped the shark and continued off into space like Jason did…

  • Tullerman

    October 22, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I think this is the worst movie of them all. in fact it’s the only one I don’t like (kinda like friday the 13th part 9).

  • October 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    @Tana: Because 2, 5, 6 are good films. I could care less if you like them or not, or anyone else for that matter. Wes Craven is an ego maniac and the New Nightmare showed that. The first 6 was all that was needed. Six made all the others come full circle. Wes Craven’s New Nightmare was just a shitty film that was made because Wes Craven’s ego was bruised by the fact that they made so many without him.

  • October 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    My apologies. I meant @Pana.

  • Bearby

    October 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I hope he does the saw series!

  • Arneystein

    October 22, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I wonder if it’s the same kid from Kindergarden Cop who said “Boys have penises and girls have vaginas”.

  • MegaManMan1987

    October 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I don’t know what people are talking about, this is a pretty good movie.

  • Kid_Icarus

    October 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I can see why some may not like this installment, but for me, it’s a good idea. They could have just kept pumping out sequels about “Freddy comes back somehow, and terrorizes and kills more kids until they find a way to kill him”. This was a pretty good idea that sets this movie apart from the rest of the series. Whether you love it or hate it or have mixed feelings, at least it’s a unique entry in the series.

  • cobrafirefly

    October 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Hopefully this means that the ‘rebooted’ Nightmare on Elm Street is next. What a piece of donkey fuck!

  • DrOtter

    October 22, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Why I hate 7 so much ? I don’t know but it’s only movie in the series that is painful to watch for me. But after so many positive comments I will try to watch it tonight and will try to stay open minded, It’s been few years maybe I will see things differently this time or maybe not. People always say about this that Wes tried to do this differently; but it doesn’t mean that worked.

  • ampmerchant

    October 22, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    great review…you should definately do Stephen King movies for next years monster madness

  • Necramonium

    October 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Hated that movie, freddy didn’t look that scary, and his old knife gloves are gone and suddenly the knifes are fused to his fingers. It did not look good back than and still doesn’t.

  • FendersRule

    October 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I’m also with the others. This movie is extremely boring and misses what Elm Street is about, regardless of how smart the approach was. Nothing happens until an hour into the film.

  • emiy23

    October 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    i wish the vids would be longer than 2 minutes…….10 minutes would be nice…..

  • October 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I haven’t seen this one in a long time, but I remember liking it. I remember thinking some plot points were a little confusing, but I enjoyed the fresh take on the series. It’s not ‘just another Freddy movie’.

  • bullets

    October 22, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Tullerman ..quit trollin. New Nightmare was a great concept and for the most part it restored some dignity to the franchise.

  • October 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    To everybody saying that this movie offers nothing new to the series, you’re completely missing the point. This movie was pretty slick, intelligent, and wasn’t ‘just another freddy movie’. Clearly there ARE people out there that aren’t interested in an intelligent piece of horror. All they want is more gruesome over-the-top kills and stupid quips and one-liners from freddy. Wes Craven wanted a genuinely scary VILLAIN that the audience was afraid of. Not a cheesy ANTI-HERO that the audience cheered for every time he killed off another stupid teenager. That’s not “ego”, that’s called “vision”. Granted, the movie missteps a couple times, but that doesn’t make the whole film a complete failure. NOES part 1 and New Nightmare are my two choice freddy movies because they make an actual attempt at being scary, and both of them, at the time of release, brought something new to the horror genre that would be often repeated but not often duplicated.

  • Zeeboe

    October 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Bunch of slack-jawed breeders around here. “New Nightmare” will make you a damned sexual Tyrannosaurus… just like me. :-)

  • Ozzy99

    October 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    To clarify some things about this review. First off New Nightmare is a spin off movie and should not be called Nightmare part 7. Secondly I can agree with the earthquakes/aftershocks things. As I understand California (where this movie is supposedly taking place fictionally) is prone to at least some after shocks (small moving quakes) every once in a while. Then again I hear different things in regards to that from people who have lived there. It was an interesting concept for the time. Its not terrible but certainly not my favorite Freddy movie.

  • fsoto13

    October 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    1 & 2 were the best ones. New Nightmare wasnt bad but the rest were just silly.

  • Firewall_Philip_Hanan

    October 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Digimon Season 3 was obviously inspired by this film as the Digitmon were revealed to be fake, but then it turns out there really is a real Digital World after all. I’ve never seen the Freddy Movies (In fact, I only watch Zombie movies), but 5 looks like the worst and the only film I have no interest in seeing. 1, 2, 4, and 6 look pretty good. This one I’ve seen bits and pieces of on T.V., but don’t remember it.

  • October 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    This looks pretty interesting

  • Mellowtrauma

    October 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Personally, this film ranks second, only to the original. It has everything you want in a Freddy film:
    - Scary, jump out of your seat moments
    - A pretty well-shaped story
    - Robert Englund

    As far as the confusion of all the Freddy’s in the movie, well, seems easy to follow for me.

    The costume was pretty badass, the green hat is actually a decent look for him. I guess a demon who’s making Freddy the embodiment of fear, gotta’ change it up a bit, the trench coat makes him even more creepy.

  • hillbillyhatfield

    October 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I dont like movies that break the 4th wall in this way. It’s a played out ego trip. I can see they wanted to bring back the evil in freddie, but they changed it into something else, and totally destroyed the concept. The story is just bad. It is almost as bad as Blair Witch 2, and that was like a root canal.

    This to me is the worst out of all the movies. I like the revamp of clothes;except the fedora, but the claw is a slap. You can not change a icon. And the claw is just that. I like the makeup, but other than that it’s a waste of film. I like all the nightmares, there great from scary to just campy fun. However this movie is just trash. I have seen i maybe 3 times, and it just got worse the more times seen.

    From watching the movie, this movie isn’t in the franchise but a stand alone movie, a raped rectal bleeding ripoff of a icon. Freddie is a demon, It is the embodiment of the movie in our reality. So it should not even be in the listings of the rest.

    This thing should be buried/burned/recycled like the star wars christmas special. Give me part 5 over this one any day.

    yea the kid was in kindergarden cop.

  • SpeedyEric

    October 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I also enjoy watching this Nightmare film. It’s a great entry to the series, and Craven did a nice job bringing the horror satire in the Scream movies.

  • Hannabella

    October 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I hope he does the psycho series.

  • urrutiap

    October 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    James you need to quit swearing everytime you do a video for Monster Madness.

    Do them for more than 3 to 5 minutes for gods sake. Do a freakin 10 minute round up for a movie. Then maybe I would enjoy them a little better.

  • DrOtter

    October 22, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Ok, so I just saw this movie again and It’s awful and again it was painful to watch. Story was simple as hell and pretty lame, nothing special. This kid was horrible and his “evil state” was even worse. First 40 minutes was full of idiotic dialogues, dumb moments and pseudo scary scenes. This movie has few scenes rehashed from part 1 like phone tongue thing and one of the kills. Freddy is suffering of lack of character, he’s just there and like I said before his head looks like piece of plastic and he’s not scary at all. Last 5 minutes with kid aiming Freddy’s tongue or this long hand thing didn’t help either. Ok I liked one scene when after earthquake cracks on the wall showed up in characteristic pattern, that was pretty good scene. Rest of the movie is just forgettable. Wes wanted to escape from slasher and do real horror but he fail big time in execution, no good suspense and lack of felling of danger killed this movie.

  • croy10067

    October 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Hello James you will probably not see this but can you consider having a remake version of monster madness since alot of horror movies have remakes now which show unoriginality?

  • Paul Dower

    October 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    i love the makeup job they did on Freddy in this one he looks bad ass, but not so crazy about the fourth wall thing, for me, a movie shouldn’t have that or it steps over to comedic like ninja turtles and i cant really follow the story if there’s a fouurth wall in it

  • preying4war

    October 22, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Up next, (& I’m guessing), SAW.

    Up next, (& I’m hoping), Child’s Play.

  • Jay

    October 22, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I don’t know what’s wrong with you people. The other 6 where great, this one is a piece vommited dog shit.

  • HorrorMaster1

    October 22, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    My 2ND Favorite

  • ButtTown

    October 22, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I saw this in the theatre, and I remember thinking even then that Craven was just taking a dump on the first 6 NoES movies by pulling the whole “Even in the fictional world of this movie, those other movies were just fiction! Everything you’ve seen until now is a whole level faker than this!!” thing. But, it worked as far as making a good movie was concerned. This is still one of my top 2 or 3 of the series.

  • Truehare

    October 22, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    It’s ok if you love this movie like I do, and it’s ok if you hate it with a passion. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and the differences in them are what make us a wonderful species.

    That said, I have a question for everyone who is saying that this movie is just a huge ego trip for Wes Craven:

    Imagine you have created one of the greatest horror villains of all time, but then you have to give up the rights to it so the studio will agree to make your movie. You then have to spend the following years watching the character you lovingly created be turned into a buffon, a parody of itself, for the sake of money. And after years of that, you are offered the opportunity to reacquire the rights to that character and make a movie with it the way you want, but having to take into consideration all the movies that came before.

    What would YOU do then?

  • Nintari

    October 22, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    This ranks third on my Nightmare list and being that I’m a huge fan, (I’m 32 years old and have grown up with the man in the sweater) I think my opinion should hold some weight.

    1,3,NM,2,4,6,5. That’s how I would rank them.

  • maikii

    October 22, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Heather Langenkamp is ridiculously hot in this movie. Plus, the movie kicks ass. It’s a win win.

  • MDTwitch

    October 23, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I took a ton of crap from my family for making them see this when I was a kid, so I love it when people (rightfully so) talk about the awesomeness of New Nightmare.

  • JJRambo

    October 23, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Great Movie ….

  • ilpalazzo150

    October 23, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Oddly enough, this was my first Freddy movie, and it was all thanks to the cable company accidentally giving us free pay-per-view for a week or so. Now that I think of it, it might have been my first horror flick, too. This video brought back some good memories, and reminded me about how I need to start watching the Nightmare movies.

  • fata_morgana_pseudonym

    October 23, 2011 at 12:50 am

    @urrutiap

    Hey look, it’s yet another bozo in the comments trying to tell James how to make his videos and what to do and not to do in them. How tiresome.

  • Senna4ever

    October 23, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Best film since the first one…by far.

    Though I have to start by saying the ending 10-15 mins are terrible.
    Still it’s the journey that’s great and not the destination.

    It’s great Wes chose to ignore the sequels as none of them are any good anyway…2 maybe…at a push.
    Watch the first picture and skip right to this one and you don’t miss anything. Which really speaks volumes for a series when you can skip all of them and lose nothing along the way.
    This really works as a direct and true sequel to the first.

    Yet I would not put this film in the horror section. It’s more a psychological thriller. It’s more about Heather’s grip (or lack of) on reality than gore and kills.
    It’s a “deep” film for what it is. Everytime I re-watch it I spot something new from a reference to the first film, to some other indication of whether it’s “real” or not.
    This clearly is a film done with love of the first film as a starting point.

    “Freddy” is scary again, not since part II have we seen this.
    It features a clever plot, not since part I have we seen this.

    I like to think of this as “The thinking man’s Nightmare”.

    If you want crap comedy, dull characters, idiotic plots and pointless storytelling. 2-6 are your films.
    If you want genuine scres, interesting characters, thought provoking plots and a great story. 1 and NN are the way to go.

    But just to finish, yeah the kid in this annoyed me too.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 23, 2011 at 6:52 am

    This movie takes a different spin and idea on the movie, but I think it’s pretty neat and I actually liked it. It’s neat to hear yours and other’s views as well.

  • Supermalade

    October 23, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I really like the idea of this movie, but i the movie could have been better. I don’t like the look of freddy in this one. Hate the coat, the new look of the sweater, the hooker boots, and the claw,

  • badgerno1

    October 23, 2011 at 10:16 am

    @ urrutiap
    You are a tiresome turd that needs to be flushed away. Do you realise how much effort it takes to make this reviews? If you can do better,set up your own site. Now fuck off and let us enjoy these clips and discussions. *sound of toilet flushing*

  • Ro-TST

    October 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Glad I never saw this one… I just had a feeling from the previews back then that it would be a piece of shit. I kind of felt that way for a while about Jason Goes to Hell also because I remember sitting in the theater and being pissed about the whole “body jumping” plot device so we only saw the real Jason at the start and end.

  • Paul H

    October 23, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Haven’t seen New Nightmare since the old VHS days … this review’s got me back in the mood to rewatch!

  • RX_79

    October 23, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I didnt care for this one. I thought that the movie they was making in the movie looked cool. Why couldn’t that have been the movie?

    Later on, in the Childs Play series, it does this same crap.

  • Haisman

    October 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Great review, James! :)

  • FreddysNotMyDad

    October 23, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    i hope the last series gets some longer reviews again… I really enjoyed the 10m Frankenstein ones, probably because the had enough to talk about^^

  • Evil_the_Nub

    October 23, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I hated this one, it was dull and it didn’t make any sense. Why does Freddy need to break out into the real world if he’s already in the real world? How is he able to kill people in other people’s dreams even when they’re awake?

  • ampmerchant

    October 23, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    actually for everyone who is saying that this movie misses what nightmare on elm street is actually about thats not true…new nightmare is actually how Wes Craven wanted Freddy to be…he wasnt originally suppose to do so many witty sayings…so you guys should actually get it right and stop acting like you know what you’re talking about….don’t get me wrong though…i love the funny freddy better than just killer freddy…sets him apart from every other blan slasher/killer of his time

  • October 24, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Like you said man they have ruin the last one and try to reboot it again! But it was a good much better than the last.

  • kloraferm

    October 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    At least pronounce her last name correctly.

  • October 26, 2011 at 6:54 am

    @RX_79 – Wes Craven did it first (I think).

    This was the smartest and original concept for movies of this time. I think is the best of the entire series. I loved Heather Langenkamp as Nancy; she has a great horror movie vibe that carries the show easily. This movie reminds me most of the first elm street because it is more horror than a comedy-with-a-bunch-of corny one liners.

  • RavenVorhees-Krugeger

    October 27, 2011 at 12:08 am

    I loved it… sometimes wish there were more!!! XD

  • shadowdancer21b

    October 31, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    The trenchcoat is what I hated. The hat was tolerable.

  • MECHAGARY

    December 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Just another one of those francises, where it’s impossible to top the first one.

  • RaulPerez

    January 12, 2012 at 1:10 am

    At least it isn’t worse than the Remake. Good god did that movie suck ass.

  • RaulPerez

    January 12, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Hey, at least it was better than the last Remake; which felt like a drama.

  • RaulPerez

    January 12, 2012 at 1:11 am

    At least it wasn’t worse than the last remake, good god did that movie suck ass; hate drama horror movies.

  • HorazStCruz

    March 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    A character inside a character inside a director’s mind which happens to be his own thought on supposedly filming those thoughts… sort of an Inception crazy thing.
     
    When this one was out, i was already off the horror movies and stuff and i didn’t ever seen it. I’ll definitely give it a shot.

  • BMiller508

    May 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I know your a busy dude, but you should make these reviews a little longer and more in-depth, with your movie making background it would be a breeze for you

  • Schloss Ritter

    July 20, 2012 at 10:45 am

    A decent enough way to reboot the series.

  • March 28, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I’m sure I’m in the minority, but I like this movie quite a bit.

  • Boo Daclown

    May 15, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Man i love freddy

  • BladeRunner

    August 30, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I remember not liking this one, I like Freddy’s Dead more!! great stuff nerd, can’t wait for this year.

  • September 25, 2013 at 2:41 am

    1 for being genius
    3 for being awesome and the only solidly theatrical one
    7 for being mind-blowing genius and meta

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