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Logline: Taking the form of Freddy Krueger, an ancient evil enters the real world to stalk the cast and crew responsible for the Nightmare on Elm Street films.

Review: This is not your typical Nightmare on Elm Street film.  Wes Craven’s New Nightmare breathes new life into a dead franchise.  Returning as writer and director for the first time since the original, Wes Craven concocts an imaginative horror fantasy.  New Nightmare brings his iconic character, Freddy Krueger into the real world to stalk the star of the original Nightmare, Heather Langenkamp.

In some ways, New Nightmare can be seen as a precursor to Craven’s Scream (1996), another self-reflective horror film that breaks the fourth wall.  New Nightmare is fascinating on many levels.  Craven wisely builds the suspense.  The film’s grand finale does falter a bit but all the buildup is great.

Even more so than the original 

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