Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

Director: Rachel Talalay

Writers: Wes Craven

Rachel Talalay

Michael De Luca

Tagline: They saved the best for last.

Plot: Freddy Krueger returns once again to haunt both the dreams of his daughter and Springwood’s last surviving teenager.

Cast: Robert Englund – Freddy Krueger

Lisa Zane – Maggie Burroughs

Shon Greenblatt – John Doe

Lezlie Deane – Tracy

Ricky Dean Logan – Carlos


After reviewing The Dream Child few days ago, it is time for the next movie from the Nightmare on Elm Street series, Freddy’s Dead. This is the only movie from the whole series to be directed by a female director, Rachel Talalay, and, unfortunately for her, the movie is painful to watch. When the movie was released (1991) its plot was set in the near future, 1999 to be more specific. So “in the future” Freddy had killed all Springwood teenagers but one guy and now his new goal is to use his daughter to get more victims. However, in the end she kills him by bringing him to the real world and destroying him with a pipe bomb. The movie’s title is Freddy’s Dead, therefore I didn’t spoil anything important, the ending was pretty much obvious.

As you may conclude, the movie’s first problem is its title. It simply gives out everything important what will happen in the movie and leaves us with no tense, no twists and no interesting parts – the movie didn’t even start and it was already boring. Yes, I know that Freddy was defeated in almost every other movie too but this time is greatly different. Freddy’s Dead was supposed to be “The Final Nightmare” and an “end” to one of the greatest villains ever, although few reboots did occur after that. I think the goal of the stupid title was to bring as much box office money as possible (it made $12,966,525 in its opening weekend). In addition to the movie’s title, the script writing is horrible. It absolutely has no point and its full of cheesy dialogues, situations and characters – you should really see it for yourself. Furthermore, there are only few kills during the movie, which were poor. They are not awful but they can’t be compared to the ones from other movies due to the fact they aren’t so interesting and fun anymore. Freddy’s concept also changed a little, he is not the ultimate dream master anymore but a lesser demon controlled by the greater ones who gave him eternal life or something like that. Yawn. Now you can see how ridiculous the script writing really is.

The only thing I liked about Freddy’s Dead is that we find out more about Freddy’s background. Through some flashbacks you can see his childhood, growing up and family life so you can expect some scenes where Robert Englund isn’t wearing his mask. Ironically, those scenes were the most interesting ones in the whole movie. Towards the end, the writers even wanted us to feel sympathy for Freddy but those parts were so stupidly done that I almost threw up. There is nothing much to say about Freddy’s Dead anymore except don’t see it all costs, it is one of the worst movie in the series.

My Rating: 3/10… It is painful to watch. Freddy’s Dead is almost as bad as Freddy’s Revenge.

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