Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Wes Craven's New Nightmare

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Director: Wes Craven

Cast: Heather Langenkamp, Miko Hughes

     
 

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Life imitates art when evil personified takes horrifying form in this chilling fantasy-horror thriller from acclaimed master of the macabre Wes Craven. Viewable in either 1.85:1 widescreen (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs) or standard 1.33:1 full-screen pan-and-scan, this frightful feature is accompanied by a bone-chilling closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack

Overview

Life imitates art when evil personified takes horrifying form in this chilling fantasy-horror thriller from acclaimed master of the macabre Wes Craven. Viewable in either 1.85:1 widescreen (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs) or standard 1.33:1 full-screen pan-and-scan, this frightful feature is accompanied by a bone-chilling closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, an additional closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Surround track, and optional English subtitles. Journey into the mind of a frightening creative visionary with a director's audio commentary track, fear the "Jump to a Nightmare" scene navigation, and witness the terrifying theatrical trailer. DVD-ROM features include the ability to view the script while watching the film, a chance to test your nightmare knowledge with the "New Dream World Trivia Game," up-to-the-minute cast and crew info, trivia, and more.

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All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Perhaps the most effectively frightening entry in the Nightmare on Elm Street series, with the noted exception of the original, Wes Craven's postmodern New Nightmare re-imagines the child-murdering Freddy Krueger as the pure embodiment of ancient evil instead of the wisecracking menace that audiences had come to expect at this point. In this respect, Craven's bid to reclaim Krueger as a truly inspired villain pays off, providing the character with a fresh sense of unpredictability that had previously waned as the series became more formulaic. Audiences content to sit back and giggle as Krueger spouted one-liners and did in teens by the handful were given a hefty dose of reinterpretation in this supposedly final installment of the series. It's difficult to fear something that has become so engrained in pop culture it has become a ubiquitous parody of itself, but inject an external and unfamiliar threat into that same omnipresent vessel and all bets are off. This is the refreshingly original manner with which Craven tapped into the universal fear of the unknown with New Nightmare. Approached from an unfamiliar angle, audiences' sense of safety and comfort are stripped away, leaving them mentally unprepared for whatever terror may lie ahead -- a real terror from which, as in the original, there is no logical and proven escape. New Nightmare may not prove quite as effective as Craven's earlier efforts, but it certainly set the stage for his massive success with Scream (yet another franchise whose effectiveness would dull with overexposure) two short years later, and re-established him as a pioneer of inventive horror-fantasy.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/22/2000
UPC:
0794043502224
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
R
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:52:00
Sales rank:
17,759

Special Features

Widescreen and full-screen versions of the film; Commentary by Wes Craven; "Jump to a Nightmare" scene navigation; Original theatrical trailer; Original animated menus; DVD-ROM:; Script to screen; New Dream World trivia game; Up-to-the-minute cast, crew, trivia info; www.NightmareOnElmStreet.com

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Englund Freddy Krueger,Robert Englund
Heather Langenkamp Herself
Miko Hughes Dylan
David Newsom Chase Porter
Tracy Middendorf Julie
Fran Bennett Dr. Heffner
John Saxon Himself
Wes Craven Himself
Robert Shaye Himself
Sara Risher Herself
Marianne Maddalena Herself
Nick Corri Himself
Tuesday Knight Herself
Rob La Belle Terry
Gretchen Oehler Script Supervisor
Cully Fredricksen Limo Driver
Bodhi Elfman TV Studio P.A
Ray Glanzmann Highway Patrolman
W. Earl Brown Morgue Attendant
Beans Morocco Graveyard Worker
Tamara Mark Patrice Englund
Lin Shaye Nurse with Pills
Cynthia Savage ICU Nurse
Jessica Craven Junior Nurse with Needle

Technical Credits
Wes Craven Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Stephen Alesch Set Decoration/Design
Cynthia Kay Charette Production Designer
Mary Jane Fort Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Patrick Lussier Editor
Marianne Maddalena Producer
Nick Mastandrea Asst. Director
Diane Mckinnon Art Director
David Brian Miller Makeup
Sara Risher Producer
J. Peter Robinson Score Composer
Jay Roewe Co-producer
Robert Shaye Executive Producer
Troy Sizemore Art Director
Jim Steube Sound/Sound Designer
Gary Zuckerbrod Casting

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Opening Titles / Freddy's New Hand [:17]
2. Earthquakes, Stalkers, and Dreams [5:28]
3. "Someone's Coming" [:01]
4. Creepy Limo Ride [3:16]
5. Talk Show [:05]
6. Back to New Line [2:03]
7. Son, You Act Like Freddy [:40]
8. Bedtime Stories [3:18]
9. Asleep at the Wheel [2:07]
10. "He Was Clawed!" [4:37]
11. Funeral With Freddy [3:47]
12. Dylan Sings the Slaying Song [3:27]
13. "God Wanted to Take Me." [:07]
14. Calling Robert Englund [1:59]
15. "Answer the Phone" [1:35]
16. Child Schizophrenic [3:06]
17. Script Meeting [2:50]
18. Cross Over [:01]
19. The Doctor's Concern [4:44]
20. Another Aftershock [3:44]
21. "Don't Fall Asleep." [3:04]
22. Captured [:23]
23. "Help Me" [4:15]
24. Across the Freeway [:04]
25. The Movie Is Real [4:10]
26. Following the Trail [5:38]
27. "Almost There" [:01]
28. "Heather, Thanks." [3:57]
29. End Credits [:01]

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Wes Craven's New Nightmare 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Boogeyman Freddy Kruger comes to life and killing everyone on the set of his new movie.Includes his biggest enemy...Nancy.The best nightmare movie since the 1st one.I have a good tip for you...don't watch this at night.It's rated R for a reason.I'm not saying this because I'm a BIG Freddy fan.My brother lovvves being scared,but this time he passed the line.That night we watched Wes Cravens New Nightmare,I woke up to find him in the corner of the room with a flashlight.This isnt a movie you sleep through,I mean you really won't want to!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is movie was good that you would watch it again and again. Freddy looks better and 'grown up' with his newest costume and the claw looks better than ever. Some parts from the orginal movie were in this one like how he would slowly rise from inside the mattress his head pulling up the sheet where he looked like a ghost. That part scared a little. Entertaining movie with some of the regular cast who had done the orignal Nightmare movie back in the 80s
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wes Craven's New Nightmare is by far my most favorite 'Nightmare' movie by far. What I liked about 'New Nightmare' was that the movie runs on tons of suspense and not on blood and gore, although there is enough guts to get your craving. Most of all no sex, I am no prude, but I am really tired of that horror movie steriotype that if you have sex in a horror movie you die, like the Friday the 13th movies or something, if Jason would just get laid he would probably stop killing people. Back to 'New Nightmare' Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund return to "reprise" themselves and their original 'Nightmare' roles and play them out with more maturity than when they first came out in 1984. Plus this is the best part! Freddy is no longer a horrible standup comdedian when he kills people, no more puns only for "Have you ever played skin the cat?" and only one pun is an accomplishment for Freddy Krueger. Well that is pretty much it for 'New Nightmare'. I think that it is by far the best 'Nightmare' yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first saw this on TV, it was scary and creepy. The scene I remembered the most was the hospital scene with Julie and Dylan. In all honesty I like this better than the original Nightmare, since well I saw this first. This one is interesting because it's a movie within a movie. You have Heather who played Nancy in the first film who notices something's going on with her son and that it may have to do with the character of Freddy, only he seems different this time. This was a pretty good movie with scenes that remind you of the first movie. I like the new look of Freddy. He looks creepy and the make up's better. Prefer the glove from the original. The claw here seemed out of place I guess, looks cool though. Robert's great as Freddy in this and in the original and I'll admit has his moments in the sequels. The first half starts off slow but the rest of the movie gets better. So if you like the original and maybe the sequels then you'll like this one.
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Writer-director Wes Craven(Scream series)returns to the darkest shadows of Elm Street with the most twisted film in ages! Heather Lagenkamp(Herself)played Nancy in Nightmare part 1 and 3,but she really does have Freddy Nightmares,after her husband dies,her little boy(Miko Huges)might be in deep FREDDY DANGER.Can'tell anymore spoils it.Features Heather Lagenkamp,Robert Englund,John Saxon,Miko Huges and David Newson.A must see for horror and freddy fans. 1,2 Freddy's coming for you!