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Thursday, 27 October 2011

TRAILER TREASURES: WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMARE (1994)

I was a massive Freddy fan as a teenager, and those films are still dear to my heart, but it was the seventh entry in the series, Wes Craven's New Nightmare, which really caught my imagination. The concept was incredible - A demonic Freddy Krueger stalking the people involved with the original movies, and while the effects haven't dated all that well, the idea is still as powerful as ever.

 Freddy isn't in the film much, but his menacing presence is there in spades, and it's this film that feels like the final part of a trilogy alongside the first A Nightmare On Elm Street movie and its perfect second sequel, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. I remember walking out of the cinema when New Nightmare came out and being stunned by it. I still love the idea of it, and the execution has aged well.

This version of the trailer is genius, mixing faux documentary footage in with the action of the movie. Excellent.

 (A full review of the film itself is coming soon)

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