It's nearing the 10th Anniversary of the film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and one of the stars, Heather Langenkamp is being scared by a voice on a phone, sounding very similar to the film's villain, Freddy Krueger. When Heather's husband is killed in a car accident and is discovered with slash marks on him, Heather starts to wonder something. Especially when she discovers that Wes Craven is writing another 'Nightmare' film. Soon, she realizes that Freddy has now entered the real world, and the only way to defeat him is to become Nancy Thompson once again.Written by
"Cuts and slashes" are a running motif in the film. As well as the clear cracks in the wall like a Freddy slash, there's also a claw-shaped logo on the first news reports of the earthquake, and the special effects firm is called "Cut to the Chase FX". See more »
This movie does feel like a nightmare. There isn't subtle creepiness but straight up a horrific nightmare with the infamous bogeyman Freddy Krueger terrorizing a family.
I've watched Freddy vs Jason and the 2010 Nightmare on Elm Street version. The other versions I haven´t watched so far. This is the first real (for a lack of a better word) Nightmare on Elm Street movie I've watched. I knew it was going to be good because legendary director Wes Craven made it. So far I haven't watched a Wes Craven movie I didn't like. As a matter of fact People Under The Stairs is one of my all time favorite horror movies.
I normally don't watch many movies with grotesque violence. New Nightmare is very violent but it's to be expected with this title. What this movie does right is make you feel the terror Heather and her son are experiencing. You feel the desperation of a mother being pulled into a world of madness with no real hope and understanding of whats going on. That atmosphere really gets to you.
The scenarios in the dreams are bizarre, surreal things you would only see in a dream. Also the plot in itself is clever and therefore it avoids being cliché.
Recommended for horror movie fans.
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