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Freddy's Dead - The Final Nightmare (1991)

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50

Average Rating: 5/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 3

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34

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Average Rating: 3/5
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The producers insisted that this sixth entry in the Nightmare on Elm Street series marked the last; no points for guessing that additional sequels followed. This time, homicidal wraith Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) decides to extend his reign of terror past Elm Street. His agent-on-earth is his own long-lost daughter Maggie (Lisa Zane, sister of Phantom star Billy Zane). Securing a job as a dream therapist for troubled teens, Maggie is able to "open up" the minds of her patients so that Freddy

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Aug 21, 2001

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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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.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Even the much-heralded 3-D finale is murky and unimaginative.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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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.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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So long, Freddy, it's been good to know you.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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An admitted guilty pleasure and one that delivers the corn ball gags by the dozens.

October 13, 2011 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
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Undoubtedly the nadir of the Elm Street series...

October 19, 2010 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Freddy Krueger's 3-D death is about as lame as the rest of this crummy flick, the sixth and supposedly last in the often imaginative but ultimately numbing Nightmare on Elm Street series.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

One of the weaker entries.

April 5, 2010 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The one interesting idea -- what would a town be like if all the teenagers in it had been slaughtered in five movies? -- is thrown away with a few cheap jokes.

April 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

worst of the series

March 11, 2008

The Final Nightmare marks an end to Freddy's wisecracking ways. This surrealistic nightmare fits the style perfectly, but sometimes lacks in imagination.

November 3, 2007
Cinema Sight

It makes less sense than any preceding Nightmare film...although it's so out-and-out crazy that it's at least a little bit more entertaining than some of them

September 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

The absolute worst entry of the series.

October 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Not the worst of the series, but far from the best -- and hardly the 'Final' anything.

September 4, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A film that so conclusively promises to be the last entry in the popular Nightmare on Elm Street series that the title tries to prove it twice.

August 6, 2003 Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com
CinemaBlend.com

Fun, but not the best way for Freddy to crumble

September 17, 2002
Moviehole

Full of bluster and gimmickry. Does anyone involved even remember the original movie?

July 26, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

The non-3-D special effects throughout the film are pretty good, but the level of acting, along with such technical aspects as lighting and editing, are awful.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Hardly a fitting capstone to one of the genre's more original notions, but after six tries, what should we expect? Something better than this tripe, surely.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

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.
June 23, 2013
romy861

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.
June 9, 2010
TheDudeLebowski65
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

Definitely a little more comical that I would've liked, but it does have a lot more back story and screen time for Freddy. None of the sequels besides part II really captured the magic of the first, but this is the closest it came. Just having some great moments from Freddy are worth it.
December 3, 2009
ythelastman89

Super Reviewer

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