Fred Krueger was brought to live by the muli talented Robert Englund and this man delivered on the fear factor without a doubt in my mind. Krueger sets his sights on Nancy Thompson (Played by Heather Langenkamp) and her friends and he almost wipes them all out until Nancy figures out how to "beat" him.
This film is told as if it were the reality of the stars of the original ANOES in 1984 in current times, I like to call this move ANOES Ten Years Later (personal choice)
The kills were creative and the fact that Freddy had found a way to live in the real world was an interesting concept that really created an interesting storyline for Heather Langenkamp in the real world who of course played Nancy Thompson in the original movie.
Now one of the things I didn't like or understand was why they had to kill Nancy in this movie after not having her in part 2 of the series . (I would have killed her in the opening of that film)
After seeing the film a few times I understood that Nancy was a loose end that had to be tied up before they could move on to another storyline i.e. Kristin .
This film is alot lower on other people list but I actually liked this movie even with all the homoerotic stuff in t because it was something different tin the genre and it lent something to the story. the story of Jesse is a good one the one thing I disliked about the movie is the pool party scene when Freddy attacks all the kids he crossed the line between the dream world and reality it was too early in the series to take that leap .
John Ridder was good in this movie a bright spot in the otherwise rainy movie, Kelly Rowland was alright in small doses, I loved Loclyn Munro as Deputy Scott Stubbs, he's pretty good in most of his films.
They had the recasting of Kristin which was horrile and took away from the film in a major way, the over all story was alittle weird for me but some of the death scenes were really good, "Roach Girl" was awesome !
This film could've been way better had they moved in a different direction but it is what it is.
They decided to add a child into the fun and games of the Freddy and Alice, this worked on some levels but they really crossed the line with the babies dreams being the way Freddy can kill people, I was like "really are they gonna do this" ??
I did like some of the kills in this movie they were creative but I think this was another sign that Freddy was losing steam .
The story is good the writing is okay I think where this film fails is in the fact that they changed Freddy's story and that kills it for long time ANOES fans, it did for me, while I liked it on some levels it's the one film in the batch or remakes / rebbots that I dislike.
Admittedly I have only watched this film one time but I might look at it again if someone were to give me a copy of it as it's the only film in any slasher series that I don't have in my collection .
You may think I've lost my mind when you see this list and I have any f the series other then the remake in the bottom spot.
This movie was WAY too Cartoonish for me to take serious if that was the intend of the film makers then good for them but they killed Freddy LONG before the final battle between him and his daughter, which for the record I thought was a brilliant storyline that should have been used much like the Tommy Jarvis storyline in the Friday The 13th series.
The "John Doe" being the "Last of the Elm Street kids" bugged me how many times did they run that crap through the series ? this film is my wife's favorite in the series other then the original film so I'm forced to watch it a few times a year.