Saturday, July 21, 2007

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

Staring: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Wes Craven, John Saxon, Miko Hughes.
Directed by: Wes Craven.

"New Nightmare" is decent, but it's completely set apart from universe created (and destroyed by Freddy’s Dead). So after Freddy’s Dead they needed to breath some real life into the genre, enough to kill it off with some dignity, something entirely lacking in the brain dead “Dead.” Enter Wes (yet again) to pick up the pieces left from the film preceding it (he did so for “Dream Warriors”).

It’s not a sequel. It’s actually quite interesting with the film taking place in the “real” world. Unlike many of the previous films in the series, the tension builds up – which is a honest relief, and a nice change from the other “horror” films that have come out lately.

I’ll leave this one short, because honestly I can’t think of too many bad things to say about this film or too many good things. It just is.


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