Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

To celebrate the release of the A Nightmare on Elm Street films on beautiful Blu-ray, in a box-set crammed with all kinds of exclusive special features, I’ve been revisiting all seven films…

Freddy’s Dead was designed to bid farewell to one of contemporary horror cinema’s most iconic bogeymen, Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). While it certainly aims for an epic feel – complete with cameo appearances from the likes of Johnny Depp, Rosanne Barr and Alice Cooper, and a climactic 3D showdown between Krueger and his estranged, and previously unmentioned daughter, that takes places within the mind of Krueger himself - it just can’t pull it off.

Emerging as one of the weakest titles in the series, director Rachel Talalay’s attempts to give Freddy’s Dead a darker, grittier edge are lost beneath the clownish Freddy shenanigans and ridiculous death scenes.

Head over to Eye for Film to read my full review of the film and its special features.

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