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14th Oct '15 7:01:22 PM erforce
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Despite being one of the better received ''Elm Street'' films, the film [[AcclaimedFlop wasn't as big at the box office]], garnering 16 million dollars with its 8 million budget. It's self-aware tone and deconstruction of the horror genre is considered a precursor to ''Film/{{Scream}}'', which Craven directed two years later, though while ''Scream'' went onto become a blockbuster film and genre touchstone, ''New Nightmare'' settled for more of a cult following.

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Despite being one of the better received ''Elm Street'' films, the film [[AcclaimedFlop wasn't as big at the box office]], garnering 16 million dollars with its 8 million budget. It's self-aware tone and deconstruction of the horror genre is considered a precursor to ''Film/{{Scream}}'', ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'', which Craven directed two years later, though while ''Scream'' went onto become a blockbuster film and genre touchstone, ''New Nightmare'' settled for more of a cult following.
3rd Sep '15 10:36:24 PM tropeminer
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''Wes Craven's New Nightmare'' is the seventh ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' film, released in 1994, ten years after the original. It is the only film in the franchise besides the first to be directed by series creator and horror maestro Creator/WesCraven.

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''Wes '''''Wes Craven's New Nightmare'' Nightmare''''' is the seventh ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' film, released in 1994, ten years after the original. It is the only film in the franchise besides the first to be directed by series creator and horror maestro Creator/WesCraven.
3rd Sep '15 4:14:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShapeshifterModeLock: When a new ''Nightmare'' movie is plagued by a mysterious series of deaths, it's revealed that an ancient shapeshifting evil that has existed in various forms throughout time but which can be contained by stories has been impersonating Freddy Krueger for the past 10 years. After being stuck as Freddy for so long, the spirit started to believe that it actually ''was'' Freddy and tries to target Heather Langenkamp, the actress who played the first FinalGirl to face him.
1st Sep '15 9:14:37 PM PurpleWarrior13
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Despite being one of the better received ''Elm Street'' films, the film wasn't as big at the box office, garnering 16 million dollars with its 8 million budget.

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Despite being one of the better received ''Elm Street'' films, the film [[AcclaimedFlop wasn't as big at the box office, office]], garnering 16 million dollars with its 8 million budget.budget. It's self-aware tone and deconstruction of the horror genre is considered a precursor to ''Film/{{Scream}}'', which Craven directed two years later, though while ''Scream'' went onto become a blockbuster film and genre touchstone, ''New Nightmare'' settled for more of a cult following.
1st Sep '15 4:53:30 PM deathmaster87
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''Wes Craven's New Nightmare'' is the seventh ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' film, released in 1994, ten years after the original.

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''Wes Craven's New Nightmare'' is the seventh ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' film, released in 1994, ten years after the original.
original. It is the only film in the franchise besides the first to be directed by series creator and horror maestro Creator/WesCraven.
31st Aug '15 10:00:33 PM Baconsavior
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* BigGood: [[spoiler: Wes Craven himself, of all people.]] He believes in what is happening and can stop it, but only if [[spoiler: Heather literally plays her part.]]
30th Aug '15 9:32:04 PM ThallianGold
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* NothingIsScarier: At one point in the story, Robert Englund's character simply disappears. Freddy physically manifests shortly after, but it's never explained if it's a GrandTheftMe possession, if Freddy kills Robert, or even if Englund decided to turn off his phone and ignore the crazy people.
11th Aug '15 7:40:45 AM Anicomicgeek
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* InMemoriam: The film is dedicated to the production designer Gregg Fonseca.
10th Aug '15 9:25:55 AM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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-->'''Heather Langenkamp:''' He sleepwalks, you idiot! He's perfectly capable of walking right out of this hospital! (''{{beat}}'') ...Oh, shit!

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-->'''Heather Langenkamp:''' He sleepwalks, you idiot! He's perfectly fully capable of walking right out of this hospital! (''{{beat}}'') ...Oh, shit!
20th Jul '15 11:39:51 PM KingClark
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* {{Deconstruction}}: The theme of the film is the fact that, as one character says, “Every kid knows who Freddy is. He’s like SantaClaus, or Film/KingKong," and that people have a hard time judging reality from fiction, such as Heather being asked if she would trust her son around Robert Englund, just because he's an ''actor'' who happens to play Freddy. Of course, the concept goes meta when it works in not only Heather's real-life experiences with a stalker, but also the 1994 Northridge earthquake, which happened ''during filming''. In the end, Craven considers Freddy just a fairy-tale (as seen with the tie-in to ''HanselAndGretel'', and Heather reading the script as if it were a storybook to her son.)

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* {{Deconstruction}}: The theme of the film is the fact that, as one character says, “Every kid knows who Freddy is. He’s like SantaClaus, or Film/KingKong," and that people have a hard time judging reality from fiction, such as Heather being asked if she would trust her son around Robert Englund, just because he's an ''actor'' who happens to play Freddy. Of course, the concept goes meta when it works in not only Heather's real-life experiences with a stalker, but also the 1994 Northridge earthquake, which happened ''during filming''. In the end, Craven considers Freddy just a fairy-tale (as seen with the tie-in to ''HanselAndGretel'', and Heather reading the script as if it were a storybook to her son.)son).
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