New Nightmare marked Wes Craven’s return to the series he kick-started with A Nightmare on Elm Street. It is a thoroughly intelligent and provocative post-modern horror that eclipses the whole Elm Street series with its foreboding atmosphere and chilling implications. It not only entertains, but provides pointed commentary on horror cinema, the nature of fear, and the darker side of pop culture. While there is a lot of reflection on the workings of horror cinema, New Nightmare is still a highly effective horror film in its own right.
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