Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) is an American comedy thriller horror movie that is also known as A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy’s Dead The Final Nightmare (1991). This movie was intended to be the last in its series, but it did so well Wes Craven‘s New Nightmare was made and became New Line Cinema‘s first 3D movie release. Director and writer Rachel Talalay (Tank Girl (1995), Wildfire (2005), What About Brian (2006)) did a fantastic job with this horror slasher classic. My review might be biased because I am a huge fan of the Nightmare on Elm Street series. Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare contains sexual references, violence, bad language, suspense, thrills, sitting on the edge of your seat scenes, drug use, frightening scenes and lots of horror moments.
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare takes place ten years after A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. Freddy Krueger thought he killed all the kids in Springwood, Ohio, but he was wrong, one of the kids survived. Maggie Burroughs (Lisa Zane - Monkeybone (2001), Bad Influence (1990), The Nurse (1997)) works with troubled teenagers as a caseworker in a shelter for young kids. The boy was trying to escape Springwood by flying to someplace new. He was thrown to across the street of 1428 Elm street from his airplane. Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund - Freddy vs. Jason (2003), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)) caught up to him and threw him causing him to hit his head and have amnesia. The boy woke up with a newspaper clipping of Loretta Krueger, a missing person and some caffeine pills. The boy is called John Doe (Shon Greenblatt - Odd Man (1998), Newsies (1992), There Goes My Baby (1994)) and Maggie became interested in him. She started to have nightmares that have to do with the newspaper article that John had with him.
Maggie decides to take John to Springwood in the effort to jog back his memories and also to solve the reason she has the nightmares. On their way to Springwood, they discover three kids from the shelter has hidden in the vehicle because they want to leave the shelter. Carlos (Ricky Dean Logan - Back to the Future Part III (1990), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)) suffers a hearing impairment after being physically abused severely. Spencer (Breckin Meyer - Garfield (2004), Rat Race (2001), Road Trip (2000)) is a rebellious drug addict because of his father being controlling. Tracy (Lezlie Deane - 976-EVIL (1988), Girlfriend from Hell (1989), To Protect and Serve (1992)) was sexually abused by her father that caused her to be very disturbed and troubled.
Maggie discovers the adults are all abnormal/insane and soon discovers that they cannot leave the town. Watch the movie and see what happens to them and why they cannot leave the town. How is Maggie connected to Freddy? It was a shocker for me to find out the answer. I love everything about this movie, and it receives a score of seven because it is not the best in the series.The acting was on point; setting was perfect, sound/music was great and the scare effects did it for me.
About A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead (1991)
Starring: Robert Englund, Johnny Depp, Robert Shaye, Peter Spellos, Breckin Meyer, Alice Cooper, Yaphet Kotto, Matthew Faison, Frank Catalano, Carlease Burke, Mel Scott-Thomas, Ricky Dean Logan, Tom Arnold, Lezlie Deane, Virginia Peters, Angelina Estrada, Tobe Sexton, Michael McNab, Vic Watterson, Lisa Zane, Warren Barrington, Shon Greenblatt, Jonathan Mazer, Joshua Weisel, Roseanne Barr, Elinor Donahue, Cassandra Rachel Friel, David Dunard, Marilyn Rockafellow, Stella Hall
Director: Rachel Talalay