What You Need To Know:
(NA, LL, VVV, AB, B, M) New Age, pagan worldview in which reality is mixed & blurred with dreams of horror; 4 obscenities, 1 profanity & 11 vulgarities; gory, bloody, obscene, evil, vicious, & graphic violence too heinous & voluminous to list as individual acts; child growls & speaks in demonic voice; Bible quoted at funeral & discussion with child about heaven & God; and, vomiting depicted.
It has been ten years since the first NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, but in the latest entry, WES CRAVEN’S NEW NIGHTMARE, the series’ evil antagonist, Freddy Krueger, is trying to return once again, this time through the life of an innocent child. Heather Langenkamp, who plays the heroine, is now married to a special effects technician and has a young child named Dylan. Heather begins to have nightmares about movie sets and a mechanical hand. On the movie set, the hand then comes alive and kills two technicians. Heather receives phone calls that say, “Freddy is coming for you,” referring to the character played by Robert Englund.
This movie tries to blur the line between reality and fantasy. Like most horror flicks, gory violence plays a major role. Wes Craven, the director and writer of the NIGHTMARE series, plays himself and is writing a new Freddy movie within this movie. However, the things he writes in the script seem to happen to Heather. The evil spirit represented by Freddy is trying to cross over into the real world, and only a new movie can keep him captive. Will the innocent child, Dylan, be the doorway for Freddy’s return, or can Heather stop Freddy again? Where does reality stop and the dreams begin? The blur of real people, fiction and nightmare is both confusing and predictable. The violence is gruesome and brutality abounds in this totally offensive movie.