• Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Release Date: December 14th, 1994

DVD Release Date: August 22nd, 2000

R |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

Reality and fantasy meet in unsettling ways in this installment of the long-running horror series, which finds director Wes Craven and actors Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund all portraying themselves. As Heather (Heather Langenkamp) considers making another film with Craven, her son, Dylan (Miko Hughes), falls under the spell of the iconic disfigured villain Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). Eventually, Langenkamp must confront Freddy's demonic spirit to save the soul of Dylan.

Cast: Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Miko Hughes, David Newsom, Tracy Middendorf, Fran Bennett, John Saxon, Wes Craven

Director: Wes Craven

Genres: Horror

Production Co: New Line Cinema

Distributors: Roadshow Home Video [au], New Line Cinema

Keywords: Los Angeles, Escape, Gripping, Hospital, 1990s, Son, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Often ingenious, funny and unnerving. [14 Oct 1994, p.14]

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Visually, the movie is a knockout. Craven-who, along with George Romero and David Cronenberg, was one of the real masters of post-'60s low-budget horror-never made a scarier picture than the original "Nightmare." But he's probably never made a better one than this-one that was more fun to watch or had a more satisfying conclusion, that slammed the door on hell with such panache. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    I haven't been exactly a fan of the "Nightmare" series, but I found this movie, with its unsettling questions about the effect of horror on those who create it, strangely intriguing. show more

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