Wes Craven's New Nightmare

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Wes Craven's New Nightmare Review


In this unofficial seventh entry into the Nightmare on Elm Street series, Wes Craven takes us into one of the most bizarro horror setups ever put to film, as he reveals, yeah, those other six films were all just movies, but now it's for real. He's not kidding: Craven plays himself, as does Robert Englund... and Craven reveals that Freddy is some sort of half-spiritual evil (thus inspiring his screenplays), and now his intended victim is Heather Langenkamp (also playing herself), the star of the original Nightmare film. She's now a mom, and her creepy son has something to do with all of this, with a less-burned-up Freddy stalking the starlet from reality into some proto-sleepwalking-fantasy world. By the end, she's discovered the very script she's living, and, well, if any of this ends up making sense to you then you're a better man than I.


Facts and Figures

In Theaters: Thursday 14th August 1997

Box Office Worldwide: $18.1M

Budget: $14M

Production compaines: New Line Cinema

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Herself / Nancy Thompson, as Freddy Krueger / Himself, as Dylan Porter, as Himself, David Newsom as Chase Porter, Tracy Middendorf as Julie, as Himself / Lt. Donald Thompson, Jeff Davis as Freddy's Hand Double, Matt Winston as Charles 'Chuck' Wilson, Rob LaBelle as Terrance 'Terry' Feinstein, as Herself, Gretchen Oehler as Script Supervisor, Cully Fredricksen as Limo Driver, as TV Studio P.A., Sam Rubin as Himself, Claudia Haro as New Line Receptionist, as Herself, as Himself, Cindy Guidry as Kim at New Line, Ray Glanzmann as Highway Patrolman, Yonda Davis as Highway Patrolwoman, Michael Hagiwara as Coroner, as Morgue Attendant, Kenneth Zanchi as Minister, as Himself (as Nick Corri), as Herself, Beans Morocco as Graveyard Worker, Tamara Mark as Patrice Englund, as Nurse with Pills, Deborah Zara Kobylt as Newscaster, Diane Nadeau as Counter Nurse, Star-Shemah Bobatoon as ICU Nurse, Lou Thornton as ICU Nurse, Cynthia Savage as ICU Nurse, Jessica Craven as Junior Nurse with Needle, Sandra Ellis Lafferty as Senior Nurse with Needle, Thomas G. Burt as Security Officer, Tina Vail as Nurse Abbott, Kathryn Greenwood as Nurse in Hospital Room with Heather (uncredited), Kevin Harrison as Hospital Intern (uncredited), as Christina 'Tina' Grey (archive footage) (uncredited), Fran Bennett as Dr. Christine Heffner

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