Thursday, 5 April 2012

Wes Cravens New Nightmare

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.vlcsnap-2012-04-05-20h39m33s188

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.


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