Tuesday, September 5, 2006
Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
This time, the actors from the original Nightmare on Elm Street all play themselves and face the threat that Freddy is real and is coming from them. Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund and Wes Craven all play themselves. Heather is hesitant about making another Freddy movie, as strange things are happening. She is having nightmares, her son begins acting very strange and frequent earthquakes are happening. Then, people close to her and to the Freddy films start dying...It is revealed that a very old evil is taking the guise of Freddy to break into our world.
This New Nightmare is very different from any other of the Freddy films. First of, it feels more real since it is happening not to characters but to real actors. It also treats the subject manner in a more serious way, which lends the movie a certain air of sophistication not prevalent in the other films.
Honestly, this movie freaked me out...I was watching it alone late one dark night and had to actually turn it off about 30 minutes in because I was getting too scared. If you've been reading this blog long, you know this rarely ever happens to me! After watching it the whole way through (with some company, mind you) I definitely enjoyed it (though I was still spooked!).
If you are into the Freddy films I would definitely check out this Nightmare for a creepy change of pace.
Check it out on Amazon!