until mommy gets back... whatever you do don't fall asleep.
I have neglected the Freddy Fest for far too long. With this movie I am up to speed and with the fell swoop of Freddy Vs Jason can finish both series.
So after the latter abysmal entries into the Nightmare series is New Nightmare any good?
Well I will be circuitous and say… it isnt bad. Its wonderful to see Heather Langencamp, John Saxon and Robert Englund together and the film is a massive nod to the fans however the Freddy content is really rather thin. The redesign looks great but again destroys the existing image of Freddy and never really feels right.
Wes manages to put together a very polished movie that blends the franchise mythos and the real world artfully but it never really seems to gel. What it does achieve is to end the franchise on a far higher note than Freddy’s Dead managed to. As long as the even later coda of Freddy vs Jason manages to cock that up of course.
A simple movie for a more refined age. Never feeling entirely in the Freddy myth the movie is entertaining nonetheless and well worth a look.
Paul out…and coming for you.