Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger
Lisa Zane as Maggie Burroughs
Shon Greenblatt as John Doe
Lezlie Deane as Tracy
Ricky Dean Logan as Carlos
Breckin Meyer as Spencer
Yaphet Kotto as Doc
Tom Arnold as Childless Man
Roseanne as Childless Woman
Freddy returns once again! What we come to realize is
that Freddy Krueger has accomplished his main goal.
He has killed off all of the Elm St. children. But its not
enough for Freddy any more. He wants more. There is
one left and Freddy intelligently uses him long enough
to gain escape from his original confinements. He seeks
to gain entrance elsewhere for more "fresh meat". Once
he no longer needs the last..he to, will receive his fate like
all the others of Elm St. During this transition, Freddy
comes face to face with his daughter! Thats right, i said
daughter. You can only guess how this unusual family
reunion will turn out! I dont think daddy has good intentions
Freddys Dead was directed by Rachel Talalay and starred Lisa Zane. Freddys Dead: The Final Nightmare was also released on September 13, 1991. This was the sixth installment in the series and supposed to be the last. But we all know how that goes. This was apparently New Line Cinemas first film in 3D from what i have gathered. Robert Englund yet again plays Freddy Krueger and as always picks up where he leaves off. I remember seeing this film in theaters, i was all psyched up because it was in 3D. But i wasnt impressed with the 3D graphics, but thats to be expected, especially for back then. But it made for a good marketing gimmick to bring in watchers. I never was to fond of this installment. It seems to me this storyline and the script was just pulled out of someones rear end. There are several cameos in this movie that in my opinion help to put this movie further in to the category of "ridiculous sequels". Theres Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold, and i dont have anything against them at all, but this movie was just not the place for those two in my opinion. Along with a couple others. There is however a cameo by Johnny Depp, who was in the Original A Nightmare on Elm Street, who played Glenn. I always felt if they were going to use him as a cameo appearance that they could have done it in a much better way then what they decided on. To me that was a key opportunity to bring a little bit of the first movie back to the big screen. But like with most franchises like this, they have screwed them up so bad, why worry about it now. So basically what we have here in this film is that Freddy needs fresh meat. He has practically killed off all the Elm Street children except one. Who he cleverly uses to expand his killing territories. Then of course when he no longer needs this kid, he kills him off as well. Well Freddy catches up with his own daughter in his new land of nightmares and she must now try to put a stop to her evil daddys murderous killing rampage once and for all. Maggie learns from Doc that Freddy has obtain his immortal powers from "dream" demons. But can be killed once and for all if brought into the real world. Now where have we heard this before? So, with a non-original idea once again, Freddy must be pulled into the real world to be killed. Maggie takes on this task of course and enters Freddys mind. There she sees Freddys horrible past from a child to adulthood. She successfully brings Freddy into the real world where they fight it out to the death. She impales Freddy with a bomb and he explodes, releasing his demons that have always revived him. This time they can not do that in the real world and Freddys Dead. This scene always reminded me of The Dream Master, only instead of the souls of the dead releasing from Freddy, it was demons etc. I thought it was a quick and easy way to do away with Freddy. Sure we got a bit of background on Freddy in this movie, but by this time and after all we have learned from the previous sequels was it really necessary? For me i found alot of problems with this movie and just wasnt impressed all the way around with it. I felt there could have been alot more to it, a better send off etc..after all it was supposed to be that they saved the best for last. Not in my opinion!
The original script for this film had a 15 year old Jacob, the son of Alice, as one of the main characters. Also, there was to be several of the Dream Warriors to return and help Jacob kill off Freddy after he finally killed off Alice. This idea was of course scratched. Peter Jacksons script was said to be titled "A Nightmare on Elm St.: The Dream Lover". I have heard about this before and always felt this might have turned out alot better then this crap they ended up with. This could have been an awesome movie if done right in my opinion.