Thursday, June 28, 2007

Nightmare on Elm Street 6

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

Directed by: Rachel Talalay
Written by:
Michael De Luca
Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Lezlie Dean, Yaphet Kotto, Shon Greenblatt, Ricky Dean Logan, Breckin Meyer, Roseanne

Okay, part six in the series, followed by New Nightmare and Freddy vs. Jason. This one I liked for some reason. It doesn't take anything about itself seriously at all. It's called Freddy's Dead for God's sake. It's funny.

This is set ten years from now (or three years ago as the case may be). All the children and teenagers of the town (I can't remember what it's called. I keep thinking "Haddonfield", but that's not right) are dead, save one who Freddy sends out into the world to locate and retrieve his long lost daughter.

So that's interesting. Anyway, he basically then just kills a whole bunch of people because he feels like it. What a bitch. It's basically the same plot as all the other ones, but I don't know, it seems funnier for some reason.

It almost seemed somehow more... cartoonish or something. He's starting to remind me of the Coyote (or Roadrunner and Coyote) only more successful. I mean, he cuts a guy's parachute, but instead of just letting him plummet to his death, he has to wheel a wagon full of razor blades underneath him. Cruel.

There's another part where he messes with a deaf kid's hearing aid, and does some nasty things involving a chalkboard. That was pretty good.

Anyway, they use a lot of stuff from the other movies, of course. Like bringing him out of the dream. I mean, they tried that in the first one, too. It worked a little better this time around, though.

Of course, it looked like he was down in the last one, too. His mother appeared to have him under control (got to feel bad for his mother. She had a hard time. She had a worse time than he did - I mean, first she was a nun, then she got raped by 10'000 Maniacs, then she gave birth to a sado-masochistic freako baby, then she died and got stuck in purgatory. That poor woman. My heart goes out to her), but I guess not.

And there was that whole thing with 3D glasses. I wonder if this movie was originally in 3D? Probably. I don't feel like looking that up right now. You can do it yourself.

Robert Englund spends a lot of time without his makeup on, too, which is a little weird. He's really weird looking. He kind of remind me of one of that comedian. You know, that one who kind of looks like Bill Murray.

Anyway, other amusing elements involve a visit to the town. The lack of children seems to have had a bizarre effect on its inhabitants. And Johnny Depp has a cameo as the guy on TV in the wastoid's nightmare. He's credited as Oprah Noodlemantra. Isn't that funny? Yeah, I was sitting there going, "Hey, is that Johnny Depp?". It was amusing.

Yep. Funny movie. Completely lame and predictable, but funny. I'm tired of writing this.


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