Monday, October 18, 2010

October Challenge Film #22

Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994, Wes Craven) - 112 min.

This is one of the best of the Nightmare on Elm Street series.  It was great to see Heather Langenkamp in the series again!  Overall, I tend to dislike the sequels in this series, but New Nightmare was a fresh take on a dying series.  This one was campy like the original, but not near as ridiculous as some of the sequels (*cough* Freddy's Revenge *cough*).  The child actor in the film was also great.  He didn't feel like he was being told what to do, so his performance felt very real.  Who knows, maybe they were actually scaring the kid.  My only complaint with New Nightmare is that I didn't like Freddy's new look.  They should've stuck with the classic look as opposed to creating a new one.  That's just my .02 though.



7.5/10

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