Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
About Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
The title alone signifies how closely aligned the director was to his franchise and Wes Craven makes the most of it with this meta-spin on his Nightmare on Elm Street series. In a clever twist, this time out dreams aren’t responsible for summoning the dread specter of serial killer Freddy Krueger, it’s the movies themselves. Upping the ante on Craven’s feature-length mind game, Heather Langenkamp, who played the damsel in distress in the original Nightmare, appears as herself, still in the grip of the monster who helped make her a star.