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Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

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A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?


Wes Craven


Wes Craven (characters), Wes Craven
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Davis ... Freddy's Hand Double (as Jeffrey John Davis)
Heather Langenkamp ... Heather Langenkamp
Miko Hughes ... Dylan
Matt Winston ... Chuck
Rob LaBelle ... Terry
David Newsom ... Chase Porter
Wes Craven ... Wes Craven
Marianne Maddalena ... Marianne Maddalena
Gretchen Oehler Gretchen Oehler ... Script Supervisor
Tracy Middendorf ... Julie
Cully Fredricksen ... Limo Driver
Bodhi Elfman ... TV Studio P.A.
Sam Rubin ... Sam Rubin
Robert Englund ... Robert Englund / Freddy Krueger
Claudia Haro ... New Line Receptionist


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 Film_Fan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One, Two, Freddy's coming for you... See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for explicit horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


"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 »


When Heather Langenkamp talks to Robert Englund on the telephone, a white card and part of the crew is reflected on her door window as they part. See more »


[first lines]
Wes Craven: More blood. Great, it coming. Chuck, Terry, pump away. Don't be stingy.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, children are singing Freddy's rhyme. See more »


Score from 'A Nightmare On Elm Street'
By Charles Bernstein
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User Reviews

Lives up to its name
2 May 2019 | by BlueSkies765See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

14 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Nightmare See more »


Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,667,118, 16 October 1994

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital


Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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