History Film / WesCravensNewNightmare

9th Aug '17 8:34:47 AM ThatSpyChick
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* DarkerAndEdgier: The film was a very conscious shift away from the {{camp}} of the later ''Nightmare'' sequels, and was probably the least humorous film in the series outside the original.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The film was a very conscious shift away from the {{camp}} of the later ''Nightmare'' sequels, and was probably the least humorous film in the series outside of the original.
11th Jul '17 3:48:24 AM JohnShel91
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* AbusiveParents: Averted, but implied by the hospital staff that Heather is this to Dylan.
5th Jul '17 9:22:13 PM jormis29
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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'', ''Literature/HanselAndGretel'', and Heather reading the script as if it were a storybook to her son).
26th Jun '17 8:46:44 PM TheShweeb
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* BecomingTheMask: The Entity that was sealed as Freddy Krueger has been stuck as him for so long that he thinks he ''is'' Freddy, and by extension Heather is [[FinalGirl Nancy.]]

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* BecomingTheMask: The Entity that was sealed as Freddy Krueger has been stuck as him for so long that he thinks he ''is'' Freddy, and by extension extension, that Heather is [[FinalGirl Nancy.]]


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* OneSteveLimit: Averted; there are two Roberts, Robert Englund and Robert Shaye, although Shaye is addressed as "Bob". {{Justified}}, since they're both real people playing themselves.
20th Feb '17 7:39:17 PM bt8257
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:The movie leaves it ambiguous what happens to Robert Englund. The last we see of him he seems to have become possessed by the Freddy Entity. It's unclear if Freddy ultimately [[DemonicPossession took over his body]] to fight Nancy or not, and if he did, whether that means that Heather killed Robert.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:The movie leaves it ambiguous what happens to Robert Englund.Englund ambiguous. The last we see of him he seems to have become possessed by the Freddy Entity. It's unclear if Freddy ultimately [[DemonicPossession took over his body]] to fight Nancy or not, and if he did, whether that means that Heather killed Robert.]]
20th Jan '17 7:56:09 PM Mdumas43073
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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.



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 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.

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Despite being one of the better received 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 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.
6th Jan '17 3:29:31 PM Godzillawolf
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* BecomingTheMask: The Entity that was sealed as Freddy Krueger has been stuck as him for so long that he thinks he ''is'' Freddy, and by extension Heather is [[FinalGirl Nancy.]]



* SealedEvilInACan: Freddy Krueger himself, but he's not really "Freddy" so much as Evil Itself taking on the form of Freddy, and there needs to be a script made in order to contain it.

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* SealedEvilInACan: Freddy Krueger himself, but he's not really "Freddy" so much as Evil Itself taking on the form of Freddy, and there needs to be a script made in order to contain it. In fact, it could be said Freddy ''was'' the can for the entity, as it was his story and form it's been imprisoned in.
14th Nov '16 8:54:45 PM ErikModi
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-->'''Heather''': John, why do you keep calling me "Nancy?"
-->'''John''': Nancy, why do you keep calling me "John?"
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.
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