A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: New Nightmare (1994) Movie Review

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1994 | R | Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery
112 minutes /

User Score: 64/100

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: New Nightmare Review


A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

Wes Craven wrote and directed New Nightmare (1994) which is the last A Nightmare on Elm Street film before the A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) reboot. Wes Craven won an award for best screenplay and was nominated for 5 more movie awards. This film has an estimated movie budget of $8 million and received $18 million at the US box office.

A Nightmare on Elm Street: New Nightmare is the true final installment to the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. This movie has the lead star ( Heather Langenkamp) from the first movie as a regular person living her life as a movie star when things start to go wrong, and Freddy Krueger brings himself to life.

Wes Craven took the directors seat in this horror movie to revitalize Freddy Krueger as an evil entity and bring the fear back. Not a bad try but what is Freddy without the comedy, one bad dream demon. As movies go, this installment was a try at revamping scary Freddy from the first movie in a sense with a bigger budget. Although the film was okay, it still felt like something needed a little more polish and reshooting.

About A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: New Nightmare 1994

Title: A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: New Nightmare
Original Title: A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: The Real Story, A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 7: Freddy's Finale, A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 7: The Ascension, The New Nightmare, Wes Craven's New Nightmare
AKA: New Nightmare
Year: 1994
Runtime: 112 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.2/5 stars from 76 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 76
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Lin Shaye, Robert Englund, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Wes Craven, Matt Winston, Robert Shaye, Heather Langenkamp, Rob LaBelle, John Saxon, Jsu Garcia, W. Earl Brown, Michael Hagiwara, Beans Morocco, Miko Hughes, Fran Bennett, Diane Nadeau, Tuesday Knight, Cully Fredricksen, Sam Rubin, Amanda Wyss, Lena Banks, Kathryn Greenwood, Ray Glanzmann, Jessica Craven, Jeff Davis, Tamara Mark, David Newsom, Marianne Maddalena, Deborah Zara Kobylt, Gretchen Oehler
Writers: Wes Craven
Director: Wes Craven