Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Movie · 1994 · · 16. March 2008
4/5

It's set for the seventh film in the A Nightmare on Elm Street series. Wes Craven is back after a constant downhill for the series since he wrote the script for the third film, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.

With Wes Craven's New Nightmare, he not only owns the directors chair and the typewriter, he is also in the film in an important role as himself. For Wes Craven's New Nightmare is something new when it comes to the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, Heather Langenkamp is not Nancy and Robert Englund is not Freddy, they are themselves, so far.

It's been ten years since A Nightmare on Elm Street and three years since Freddy was killed for good. You might be laughing a little there, how can Freddy stay dead? To make the case more interesting, we can rather ask ourselves the question of how Freddy can come back to life. But Heather Langenkamp plays Heather Langenkamp, married and with a child. We enter her life in a period where the residential area and surrounding area is characterized by many minor earthquakes. In addition, Heather Langenkamp has had a problem with telephone terror.

After a quarter, we learn that Wes Craven is working on a new A Nightmare on Elm Street movie. The guy Heather Langenkamp is in contact with through New Line Cinema says that new nightmares have made Wes Craven make this decision. With this basic gear, the wheels roll.

I will not reveal more of the plot, which for a nice change is both smart and a little exciting. That we get to meet the actor from the original film which itself gives this a new dimension. The mixture between dream and reality gets a portion of real reality into it, apparently, it is by no means real real. With the approach and not least the use of a talented child player as Heather Langenkamp's son, Wes Craven has created a horror film with self-insight and I can clearly see signs pointing in the direction of Scream.

Wes Craven's New Nightmare is not so good for the Freddy character and appears to be a much purer film, despite the amount of blood. The youthful character is gone and there is more mystery and thriller than horror. Even though it's a bit daft now and then, this as a whole is one of the films in the series I have appreciated the most so far. It stands out well as its own work, if perhaps even more so for the fans than before, yet kind enough not to be branded yet another sequel.

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