Wes Craven's New Nightmare
Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

Freddy Krueger is back from the grave in another thriller from famed horror director Wes Craven. This film differs from other films in the Nightmare on Elm Street series in that the movie pokes fun at the earlier episodes and at Wes Craven… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 14, 1994
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2001
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This one's defeated by the rigid formula.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

An ingenious, cathartic exercise in illusion and fear.

Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

Wes Craven's New Nightmare is a gust of fresh air in the stale crypt of the horror movie.

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Joe Leydon

Englund once again is in bravura form as Freddy, playing as much for nasty laughs as unnerving shocks.

Globe and Mail

An intricately constructed horror film, it not only takes you to hell and back, but thoroughly engages the mind as well as the emotions.

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Anton Bitel
Projected Figures

If Pirandello penned a self-reflexive slasher, it might be like this.

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Time Out

The climactic punch-up fails to match the power of the first film's true ending, but in deconstructing his own bastardised creation, Craven redeems both the series and his own tarnished reputation.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It's witty, smart, funny, entertaining, and you'll still like yourself in the morning for watching it.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

This is the finale Freddy deserved and Wes Craven delivered.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I bought a box set of 7 of these movies and have been slowly watching them. Got to admit, it's been longer and longer between movies as the quality of the… More
Matt Goodman
Funny, modern twist of Freddy Krueger. Grade: C+
Carlos Magalhães
The idea of mixing fantasy and reality is interesting and creepy, as is most of this efficient film, aiming at the terror that marked the original and leaving… More
Martin Sahlin
Greatest idea ever
Drew Smith
A bizarre, delicious challenge to the slasher formula that, though not entirely successful, offers something truly new to the genre. More later
jd cryptic
Wes Craven returns to direct this frightfest. This movie is scary, it's the scariest one in the series (but not better than the original). New Nightmare is… More