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

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

1994 | R | Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy
112 minutes / 1h 52min

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: New Nightmare Plot Synopsis:

It's nearing the 10th Anniversary of the film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and one of the stars, Heather Langenkamp is being scared by a voice on a phone, sounding very similar to the film's villain, Freddy Krueger. When Heather's husband is killed in a car accident and is discovered with slash marks on him, Heather starts to wonder something. Especially when she discovers that Wes Craven is writing another 'Nightmare' film. Soon, she realizes that Freddy has now entered the real world, and the only way to defeat him is to become Nancy Thompson once again.

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

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.

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: New Nightmare Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 6.94
  • IMDB: 6.5
  • MetaCritic: 6.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.8

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About A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: New Nightmare 1994

Title: A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: New Nightmare
AKA: New Nightmare
Year: 1994
Runtime: 112 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.47/5 stars from 44,637 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 44,637
MPAA Rating: R
A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: New Nightmare Cast Starring: Lin Shaye, Robert Englund, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Wes Craven, Robert Shaye, Matt Winston, Heather Langenkamp, Rob LaBelle, John Saxon, Jsu Garcia, W. Earl Brown, Amanda Wyss, Michael Hagiwara, Fran Bennett, Diane Nadeau, Tuesday Knight, Cully Fredricksen, Sam Rubin, Lena Banks, Kathryn Greenwood, Ray Glanzmann, Jessica Craven, Beans Morocco, Miko Hughes, David Newsom, Deborah Zara Kobylt, Marianne Maddalena, Star-Shemah Bobatoon, Gretchen Oehler, Lou Thornton
A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: New Nightmare Writers: Wes Craven
A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: New Nightmare Director: Wes Craven
Production: Turner Home Entertainment
Language: English
Country: USA