Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)



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Movie Info

The sixth (and reportedly final) film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series introduces Freddy Krueger's daughter Maggie (Lisa Zane), a children's therapist, who discovers the truth behind her parentage after she moves to Springfield, Ohio. As Freddy begins to kill people off, Maggie realizes that it is up to her to stop her demonic father.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Michael De Luca
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 21, 2001
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Freddy Kreuger

as Maggie

as Carlos

as Orphanage Woman

as Childless Woman--Eth...

as Childless Man

as Maggie's Mother

as Woman on Plane

as Stewardess

as Loretta Krueger

as Carlos's Mother

as Tracy's Father

as Teen Freddy

as Young Freddy

as Spencer's Father

as Springwood Teacher

as 1st Officer

as 2nd Officer

as Ticket Seller

as Cop in Shelter

as Security Guard

as Angry Boy

as Freddy's Father

as News Announcer

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as Childless Woman
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Critic Reviews for Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (6)

Sixth and final edition in the Nightmare on Elm Street feature series delivers enough violence, black humor and even a final reel in 3-D to hit paydirt with horror-starved audiences.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Even the much-heralded 3-D finale is murky and unimaginative.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The Elm Street films have always been a cut above the competition, so to speak, with their playfully malevolent dream sequences and their mocking, ever-resourceful villain.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

So long, Freddy, it's been good to know you.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

An admitted guilty pleasure and one that delivers the corn ball gags by the dozens.

Full Review… | October 13, 2011
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Yeah, this one is exceptionally bad. Lol. I bought the box set of first 7 movies, so slowly working my way through. Liked the series, but some are definitely better than others. This one barely has a story to it. Apparently was in 3d, which isn't how I watched it. Maybe that would have improved it.
Well, it's watchable, but nothing great.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare may not be one of the best in the series, but you have to admit it's hilarious. This is Krueger at his funniest. NOT scariest, NOT meanest, just funniest. And I don't mean the characters are so funny (although sometimes they are), but Freddy steals the show with his demented sense of humor. This movie is damn funny. It's the most slapstick-ish one in the series. It plays off like a violent cartoon for adults. It's like a movie that knows it's bad but has a good time making fun of itself. That works! There are no scares, no gore, no's just joke, after joke, after joke. Maybe not all 600 jokes are funny, but I'm sure you'll find about 300 that are. And is that bad? Is a movie that makes you giggle a sucky movie? Why would it be? I like laughing, and Freddy's Dead made me laugh. It's like one big joke, almost a spoof. So for it's worth, this joke rocked. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare is purely fun entertainment. Recommended.

jd cryptic

Super Reviewer

This is the weakest film in the series, yet. Just when you thought Freddy's Revenge was the worst sequel, this one tops it. At first, I used to love it, but now, I always notice something wrong with the film. The acting sucks, the kills are are cartoonish,Freddy looks like he's made of rubber and the overall film fails to deliver on anything that was great in the previous films. The "end" of Freddy is so lame, it's silly. The film is more comedic than anything and really isn't that great to begin with. The film does have great moments, such as a cameo by Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Tom Arnold, not even that can redeem this film. The idea was great, but execution was poorly done, and thus Freddy's dead ends being the weakest sequel in the series.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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