Movie Marathon: Freddy’s Dead, the Final Nightmare (1991) – rewatch

  • Director: Rachel Talalay
  • With: Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblatt, Lezlie Dean, Breckin Meyer, Yaphet Kotto, Ricky Dean Logan, Johnny Depp
  • Duration: 1h29
  • Music by: Brian May
  • Rating: 6,5/10


In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father’s powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D).


So Freddy’s back and he’s hungry for more souls… and to get them, he sends a ‘John Doe’, who happens to be the final Elmstreet kid, to a youth shelter where Maggie Burroughs works. She seems to have a connection to the John Doe ànd to Freddy.

Freddy having a child hadn’t been explored yet so that was pretty fresh and opened up the storyline a little more. But execution was great, something the last 4 or 5 movies suffered from (especially Revenge and Dream Child) but I did like the fact that this movie wasn’t a ‘kill fest’ like many before…

A few positives in this movie: Johnny Depp appearing in a cameo! During the end credits we see scenes from the previous movies (giving off a sense of finality of the series, which of course was the intention until Craven made just one more!)

There were a few funny parts in this movie as well: Freddy’s oneliners are epic, in all the movies! But his chase for Carlos, the deaf kid, was fun (though maybe a bit over the top)

Not a bad movie, not the worst in the series, but there is definitely a feeling of fatigue in the series…

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