Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)



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Adolescent therapist Maggie leads her patients on a trip to Springwood, hometown of her newest patient -- and vicious dream-killer Freddy Krueger. When strange deaths follow, Maggie must face the secrets of her own childhood in order to battle Freddy in this entry in the Nightmare on Elm Street series.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Robert Englund
as Freddy Kreuger
Lisa Zane
as Maggie
Rick Logan
as Carlos
Breckin Meyer
as Spencer
Elinor Donahue
as Orphanage Woman
Roseanne Barr
as Childless Woman--Ethel
Tom Arnold
as Childless Man
Oprah Noodlemantra
as Teen on TV
Cassandra Rachel Friel
as Little Maggie
Marilyn Rockafellow
as Maggie's Mother
Virginia Peters
as Woman on Plane
Stella Hall
as Stewardess
Lyndsey Fields
as Loretta Krueger
Angelina Estrada
as Carlos's Mother
Peter Spellos
as Tracy's Father
Tobe Sexton
as Teen Freddy
Chason Schirmer
as Young Freddy
Michael McNab
as Spencer's Father
Matthew Faison
as Springwood Teacher
Vic Watterson
as 1st Officer
Carlease Burke
as 2nd Officer
L.E. Moko
as Ticket Seller
Warren Harrington
as Cop in Shelter
Mel Scott-Thomas
as Security Guard
Jonathan Mazer
as Angry Boy
Alice Cooper
as Freddy's Father
Johnny Depp
as News Announcer
Robert Shaye
as Bus Ticket Booth Man (uncredited)
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 25, 2009
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Even the much-heralded 3-D finale is murky and unimaginative.

Full Review… | June 23, 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.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 12, 2011
Cinema Crazed

Undoubtedly the nadir of the Elm Street series...

Full Review… | October 18, 2010
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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
Nicki Marie

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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. Photobucket

jd cryptic
jd cryptic

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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
Alex roy

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