Wes Craven's New Nightmare


Release Date 1994-10-14
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Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Wes Craven's New Nightmare is a 1994 slasher metafilm written and directed by original creator Wes Craven who wrote and directed the original Nightmare on Elm Street film. Although it is the seventh installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, it is not part of the series continuity, instead portraying Freddy Krueger as a fictional movie villain who invades the real world and haunts the cast and crew responsible for his films. While the canon Nightmare on Elm Street films are about dreams overlapping reality, this film is about films overlapping reality. In this film, Freddy is depicted as closer to what Craven originally intended, being more menacing and less comical, with a greatly updated attire and appearance. The film features various people involved in the motion picture industry playing themselves, including actress Heather Langenkamp who is compelled by events in the narrative to reprise her role as Nancy Thompson. New Nightmare features several homages to the original film.

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Actors & Characters

Heather Langenkamp Heather Langenkamp Heather Langenkamp Heather Langenkamp
Miko Hughes Miko Hughes Dylan Porter Dylan Porter
Robert Englund Robert Englund Freddy Krueger Freddy Krueger
Tracy Middendorf Tracy Middendorf Julie Julie
David Newsom David Newsom Chase Porter Chase Porter
Matt Winston Matt Winston Chuck Chuck
John Saxon John Saxon John Saxon John Saxon
Fran Bennett Fran Bennett Dr. Christine Heffner Dr. Christine Heffner
Bodhi Elfman Bodhi Elfman TV Studio P.A. TV Studio P.A.
Rob LaBelle Rob LaBelle Terry Terry


Mark Irwin Cinematography
Wes Craven Director
Patrick Lussier Editor
J. Peter Robinson Music
Marianne Maddalena Producer
Wes Craven Writer