Freddy:Hehehe... Every town — has an Elm Street! Haaahahaha!
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare is the sixth film and the supposed finale of the A Nightmare on Elm Street series, released in 1991.In "ten years from now", Freddy has managed to kill all the children in Springwood, sans one whom he has left alive to aid in his plan to break out from there, so that he can continue killing where-ever he chooses to.
This film provides examples of:
3-D Movie: The final portion of the film was filmed in 3D. When Maggie puts on a pair of 3D glasses, audience is supposed to do the same.
Abusive Parents: Literally every main character has abusive parents. Carlos had a mother whose abuse caused him to become deaf, Spencer has a father who psychologically abuses him, Tracy had a father who sexually abused her, and Maggie's biological father...well, you know. Even Freddy is shown to have a foster father who physically abuses him during his teen years.
Fridge Brilliance shows that out of all the Nightmare movies, with the exception of Jesse's mom in 2 and Alice's reformed dad in 5, Freddy Krueger was the only parent in the series worth a damn. Abusive, aloof, or drunken parents are all over the place in the series. Meanwhile, in the flashback sequences, Fred Krueger is shown doing absolutely nothing other than loving that little girl for all she's worth.
Beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts: It uses the "apparition in front of the car" version. A little girl appears on the road as the characters are driving to Springwood, telling them "Go back!". Only one character can see her, and he jerks the wheel, nearly crashing the vehicle. Interestingly, the vision is not a ghost, but actually a manifestation of another character when she was younger. The character in question was actually the one driving, but couldn't see her younger self, presumably because she was fully awake.
Batter Up: When Doc comes face to face with Freddy, he attacks him with a baseball bat.
Epigraph: The film opens with two quotes; one from Friedrich Nietzsche ("Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep? To the toes he is very terrified, because the ground gives the way under him, and the dream begins...") and one from Freddy ("Welcome to prime time, bitch.")
Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Freddy is like this, and defiant to the very end. In the final scene, when Maggie takes his glove, he suggests that she "let daddy show you how to use it." She doesn't take him up on it.
Evil Plan: Freddy's plan is to trick Maggie to free him from Springwood so that he start all over again. And again. And again....
Executive Meddling: A rare after-the-fact example. When the movie was in U.S. theaters in 1991, it ran 100 minutes, featuring many character moments and introductions (Maggie's foster mother doesn't just randomly show up near the end of the movie). However, for whatever reasons, New Line Cinema cut the movie down to 88 minutes for all home video releases, which unfortunately is all that has been available to this day. The German version of the movie, while cut down from the 100 minute version, also featured many of the scenes removed from the home video version.
Eye Scream: While not shown in the film, the comic adaptation shows that Freddy killed his adoptive father by stabbing him in the eye with the straight razor.
Her actual name is Maggie Burnham. She is identified as this in the screenplay, Fangoria's Movie Magazine about the film at the time, and it can be seen on a bottle of prescription sleeping pills in the film.
Fingore: Freddy counts the killing attempts on him by slicing off his fingers to show off to Doc.
Gambit Roulette: Freddy's plan relies on the fact that John Doe manages to find his daughter and bring her to him. Considering that the plan has John becoming amnesiac, it's surprising that it even works.
Groin Attack: Freddy sustains a kick to the balls courtesy of Tracy.
Humanity Ensues: When Freddy is dragged into the real world, he becomes human again. He turns back into his standard form pretty quickly though, although he's still human even then.
Man Bites Man: Maggie bites Freddy's nose during their fight at the end.
Mirror Scare: Tracy is splashing water on her face in a bathroom, but when she looks up, she sees in the mirror that the room has changed into her old childhood home — where her abusive father is waiting.
Nails on a Blackboard: Invoked by Freddy; he replaces Carlos's hearing aid with one that makes all sounds ultra-loud, then gets out a chalkboard and repeatedly scratches it with his knives until Carlos's head explodes.
Omnicidal Maniac: Freddy Krueger has ultimately destroyed Springwood completely by killing all its children and reducing their remaining parents to broken messes. He announces his plan to Maggie to continue doing it everywhere else — as Freddy says, "Every town has an Elm Street".
Our Demons Are Different: The Dream Demons. They are ancient and serpentine in appearance, and hold lordship over all nightmares. They find the most evil human imaginable, who they will grant the power to turn dreams into reality. They chose Freddy Krueger, and made him immortal too.
There should be no question that Freddy vs. Jason follows this one... Footage from this movie is used in the prologue covering Freddy's backstory. New Line's official position is that Fvs J follows this one as well.
Shout-Out: John Doe's opening nightmare references The Wizard of Oz with his house falling in the sky and Freddy appearing as the Wicked Witch.
Freddy: "I'll get you, my pretty! And your little soul, too!"
John Doe: Nothing is gonna make me get off this bed.
Bed lights on fire.
Title Drop: Maggie declares that "Freddy's dead" when he is blown up.
Trophy Room: Shown briefly in Freddy's flashbacks. It was filled with, among other things, variant gloves, pictures of victims, Springwood Slasher-related newspaper clippings and toys presumably belonging to victims.