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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare1991

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)



Critic Consensus: Reducing the once-terrifying Dream Reaper into a goofy caricature, this joyless climax will leave audiences hoping Freddy stays dead.

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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.

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Robert Englund
as Freddy Kreuger
Lisa Zane
as Maggie
Rick Logan
as Carlos
Elinor Donahue
as Orphanage Woman
Roseanne Barr
as Childless Woman--Ethel
Tom Arnold
as Childless Man
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)
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Critic Reviews for Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (7)

The joke is on the filmmakers: By taking the finality out of death, they've already robbed the horror genre of its giddy sting.

November 7, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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…

Even the much-heralded 3-D finale is murky and unimaginative.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
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 | Rating: 3/5

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 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…

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

Super Reviewer


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

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.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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