Wes Craven's New Nightmare

User avatar
Posts: 2722
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 11:18 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Postby Eric » Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:11 pm

I remember this one being really tepid, with the self-reflexivity feeling totally forced. At least Scream was meant as a satire.

Posts: 5067
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 10:03 pm
Location: Manila

Postby anonymous1980 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:43 pm

Truth be told, I haven't seen the original Nightmare yet but I watched this film sometime ago and was impressed by how alternately funny and scary it is. Very twisted too, breaking the fourth wall.

User avatar
Posts: 2724
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2003 11:08 pm
Location: New York, USA

Postby criddic3 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:36 pm

I agree. A screenplay nomination would have been deserved (I gave it a nod myself), but people would have laughed if a "Freddy" movie got an Oscar nomination.
"If you can't stand the nut on the left and you can't stand the nut on the right, go for the Johnson,” Jonathan S. Bush (10/21/2016)

Posts: 429
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2003 7:56 am

Postby Aceisgreat » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:38 pm

The best of the series I'd say, far surpassing even the original. Edge-of-your-seat spook factor throughout. The script, the music, the revitalized Krueger makeup and claw, Englund, Langenkamp, and Hughes (creepiest child actor of them all?) were all great.
"I can't stand a naked light bulb any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action." -- Blanche DuBois

User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 12430
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 12:22 am
Location: Springfield, MO

Postby OscarGuy » Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:47 pm

I'll preface by saying that I love horror and even the worst films, which I rate accordingly, I still manage to love. However, in 1994, the seventh film in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise was released. Wes Craven was back for the first time since the original and you know what happened? He managed to create the greatest slasher sequel of all-time (IMO, of course).

This is one terrific piece of cinema and I only wish the Academy could take horror more seriously, because this one was supremely clever.
Wesley Lovell
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." - Benjamin Franklin

Return to “The First Century”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest