* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Has Freddy really escaped into the "real world" and is haunting actress Heather Langenkamp, or [[FridgeBrilliance has Nancy lapsed into psychosis]] due to mental trauma suffered in previous films, and is mercifully deluded that she is merely an actress who ''portrayed'' someone going through those horrible events? (Getting temporarily better just so she can fight him off one more time before returning to her delusional safe haven.)
** Or has Freddy finally managed to claw his way into [[spoiler: the "beautiful dream" Kristen sent her into at the end of ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors'', where she's an actress and Freddy is just a hammy pop-culture icon?]]
*** [[spoiler: Although being constantly upstaged by Robert Englund in burn make-up could fall a bit shy of a ''beautiful'' dream.]]
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiFK-eBKH8Q The end credits]].
* ItGetsBetter
* {{Narm}}: Dylan's screaming.
* TheScrappy: Dylan. How much peril do you have to get yourself into before you actually realise you should ''run'' from the undead serial killer? No... [[TooDumbToLive I didn't mean climb into a lit furnace...]].
** Technically, he didn't have anywhere else to run. It was either get away from Krueger in the only avoidable spot left to run to, or stay and get killed. The proverbial "rock and a hard place".
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: A lot of people regard this movie as a much better movie and the true finale to the series rather than ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare''.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: "New Nightmare" has Freddy Krueger escape into the ''real world'' and they didn't ever consider having Creator/RobertEnglund fight him?
** The movie hints at Freddy sort of replacing Robert Englund, with Robert sort of phasing out as Freddy shows up more, so while it is indeed a wasted opportunity, it was at least considered and rather justified in its removal.
** Throughout most of the movie, Dylan's stuffed dinosaur Rex serves as his guardian and security blanket, to the point where Freddy makes multiple attempts to destroy it, and it even briefly becomes a macguffin. It's disappointing, then, when the movie ends and we never see Rex coming to life in the dream world and eating Freddy.
* {{Squick}}: Perhaps the Squickiest moment of the series has no gore and no violence: on a television talk show, Heather Langenkamp is asked if she could trust her child around Creator/RobertEnglund, simply because he plays Freddy.
* WhatAnIdiot: Dylan. The sheer amount of danger he gets into in that film makes his continued survival frankly baffling to witness. He at one point tries to escape Freddy by ''climbing into a lit furnace''.
** See above, he really didn't have anywhere else to run.
** This still doesn't excuse his tendency to do these types of things throughout the film, that even children in the real world would likely recognise as being very ''bad'' ideas? One could infer that perhaps [[PlotDevice the plot]] is actively compelling him to do these type of things.