Nightmare on Elm Street Part 6: Freddy's Dead (DVD)
Starring Robert Englund et al
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Markus, Uniepark. 5 August 2010
FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE
(USA: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 666: THE DREAM LOVER/A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART 6: FREDDY’S DEAD/A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART 6: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE; Australia: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 6: FREDDY’S DEAD - THE FINAL NIGHTMARE; Germany: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 6: FREDDY’S FINALE)
USA, 89min. New Line Cinema/Nicolas Entertainment, DIR: Rachel Talalay. CAST: Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblatt, Lezlie Deane, Ricky Dean Logan, Breckin Meyer, Yaphet Kotto, Mr. Tom Arnold, Mrs. Tom Arnold, Elinor Donahue, Johnny Depp, Cassandra Rachel Friel, David Dunard, Marilyn Rockafellow, Virginia Peters, Stella Hall, Lindsey Fields, Angelina Estrada, Peter Spellos, Tobe Sexton, Chason Schirmer, Michael McNab, Matthew Faison, Vic Watterson.
The year is 1999 and Freddy Krueger has finally succeeded in wiping out most the teenage population of Springwood; the single exception to this record is a so-called John Doe (Shon Greenblatt) who escapes Freddy’s wrath by breaking through the town borders, which acts as a barrier that Freddy cannot cross. Only just safe from the evil, John hits his head on a rock and awakens with no memory of who he is and where he came from; getting picked up by the authorities, John is transported to a shelter for troubled youths, where he is placed under the care of Dr. Maggie Burroughs (Lisa Zane). Upon discovering a newspaper clipping from Springwood in John’s pocket, Maggie decides to take John back to Springwood, in hopes of jogging his memories; they are unknowingly accompanied by troubled youths: Tracey (Lezlie Deane), Carlos (Ricky Dean Logan) and Spencer (Breckin Meyer), who are discovered when John has a hallucination and almost wrecks their truck. Following the eccentric behaviour of the adults in Springwood, the youths try to leave town, but first stops in at an abandoned house, which transforms into 1428 Elm Street (the old Thompson residence) and ultimately results in most their deaths. The survivors ultimately return to the shelter for troubled youths, where no-one but Doc (Yaphet Kotto) has any memory of the victims’ existence. Finally tracing the source to Freddy’s power to the so-called “Dream Demons” who continually revive him, Maggie volunteers to enter his world for one last attempt at pulling Freddy into the real world - the one place he can die a natural death. Truly weak addition to the franchise lacks the enticing visual elements of earlier additions and with no particular characters to route for generally comes off as just a waste of time. The final battle between Freddy and Maggie was originally filmed in 3D, but removed for the VHS release, certain versions of the DVD has now reinstalled it. Peter Jackson (Dead Alive) had been originally approached to write the screenplay, but his draft was never used. The original screenplay featured Alice’s son, Jake, as a major character and also marked the return of Dream Warriors, Kincaid, Joey and Taryn as the so-called dream police; unfortunately these ideas were all discredited in favour of the script by Michael De Luca. This film was the first theatrical role of actor Breckin Meyer and also starred Alice Cooper in an uncredited role as Freddy Krueger’s adoptive father (followed by: ‘New Nightmare’). 1991. DVD & Blue-ray.
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