* 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.]]
*** [[spoiler: Arguably FridgeBrilliance: Robert Englund being the person that the public focuses on allows Nancy (as Heather) to have a career, but not be in the public eye ''too much''.]]
* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Despite being well-received by many, the meta concept of Freddy haunting the actors in real life, as well as the SelfInsertFic undertones, turned off a lot of people and this showed with the movie's low box office gross. In contrast, ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'', which shared similar self-aware ideals, was a roaring success, and Wes attributes this to ''Scream'' being more relatable since the main characters are horror fans instead of horror producers.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiFK-eBKH8Q The end credits]].
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: After Robert Englund in full Freddy makeup crashes Heather's interview, she's waiting patiently, completely ignored, while he (having removed the makeup and costume) signs tons of autographs. Amusing in and of itself, but then they start walking and talking:
--->'''Robert''': People would love to see us together on screen again.\\
'''Heather''': [[SarcasmMode In what, a romantic comedy?]]\\
'''Robert''': [[DeadpanSnarker Well, just because it's a romance, doesn't mean there can't be a decapitation or two.]]
* FridgeHorror: Remember how Freddy was originally conceived as a serial killer who preyed on children and a sexual predator as well? What did Freddy really mean when he said he "touched" Dylan?
* HeReallyCanAct: Robert Englund. Check out his scenes ''without'' makeup on.
* {{Narm}}: Dylan's screaming wouldn't be out of place in a ''Film/HomeAlone'' movie.
* TheScrappy: Dylan. How much peril do you have to get yourself into before you actually realise you should ''run'' from the undead serial killer? Kid actor's performance doesn't help matters.
* SpecialEffectFailure: Freddy picking Dylan up during the highway - scene.
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: A lot of people regard this movie as a much better movie and the true finale to the series rather than ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare''.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
** Even though they're both characters in the movie, Freddy and his actor Creator/RobertEnglund never meet each other. The story justifies it by suggesting that Freddy takes Robert's place in the real world, but it's hard not be disappointed all the same.
** Throughout most of the movie, Dylan's stuffed dinosaur Rex serves as his guardian and security blanket, and it's implied that he really does have some kind of supernatural ability to keep Freddy away. In the end, though, Freddy manages to tear him apart without any apparent trouble, and the idea that he has power over him is never resolved.
* WhatAnIdiot: Dylan. The sheer amount of danger he gets into in that film makes his continued survival frankly baffling to witness. One could infer that perhaps [[PlotDevice the plot]] is actively compelling him to do these type of things. Also, Heather commented that Dylan usually acts much differently, which seems to imply that his stupid actions and change in behavior are the result of what's going on with Freddy. Plus, any parent with a child his age is well aware kids do ''amazingly stupid things''.