Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Directed by:  Wes Craven
Written by:  Wes Craven
Starring:  Heather Lagenkamp, Robert Englund and Miko Hughes.
From IMDB:
"A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?"
I saw this one in the theatre.
Hey there's my buddy Bodhi Elfman!  Yay.  That guy is CRAZY talented!!  I would love to put that cat in a film!  We attended acting school together many years ago.
Fun premise - all the actors playing themselves.  The real Freddy is trying to get back in the real world though Heather Lagenkamp's son.
This is a strong movie considering it's the sixth in a series that showed some pretty harsh decline after the first piece of brilliance was forged.
While New Nightmare isn't overly scary in any real way, it's fun and possesses hardly any cheese.
As a real horror fan I love all self indulgent pop references.
In the end credits it says Freddy Kruger played himself.
I'm giving it 3.5 Bloody Eyes out of 5.  Had it contained any real scares it would have gotten a clean 4.

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