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New Nightmare

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

A clever idea poorly realized by director Wes Craven and a cast incapable of making the metatextual premise seem believable. Just two years after this film’s release, Craven would find box office and critical success with the self-reflexive horror movie Scream, but based on his often laughable (in a bad way) script for New Nightmare

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

In which Robert Englund’s Freddy Krueger begins his disappointing transformation from nightmarish villain to a homicidal stand-up comedian. Genre fans like to describe this as The Empire Strikes Back of the Elm Street series, but it’s really nothing special despite a talented cast (Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne) and Angelo Badalamenti’s soundtrack. Heather Langenkamp,

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

An efficient, briskly paced low-budget horror film that explores dream logic (however haphazardly) to a degree that very few mainstream films were in the 1980s. It also introduces a truly iconic movie monster in Robert England’s Freddy Krueger. Too bad, then, that the supporting performances by adults John Saxon and Ronee Blakley are so wooden