Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

Written and directed by Wes Craven. Starring Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Miko Hughes, John Saxon, Tracy Middendorf, Lin Shaye and Wes Craven.

Plot: Heather and her son, Dylan (Hughes), are stalked by the “real” Freddy Kreuger.

In this movie, the real Nancy Thompson, Heather Langenkamp, is married and has a son. Her husband is a special effects coordinator. She’s been receiving eerie calls at her home. And her and her son, Dylan, are having dreams about Freddy of all things. When her husband ends up dying sort of mysteriously, Heather is sure Freddy did it. But how? And why?

Apparently it all has something to do with Heather bringing Nancy to life, so only she can truly stop Freddy. It’s an interesting rationale. One we like. We also like Freddy’s look in this movie. Just proves that Freddy should’ve worn more trench coats during his existance. LOL

The hospital Dylan ends up at in the movie is a little lackadaisical. I mean, I grew up not too far from a pretty shit hospital, but this one in the movie takes the cake. The homages to the original were great though. The appearance of Lin Shaye and Heather saying “screw your pass!” Both great. The script was good. The cast was great. And the ending was a nice one. Which we always appreciate.

My score: 62. DJ’s score: 65.

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