Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare is to Scream what Halloween is to the Elm Street movies. Without the former, the later just wouldn’t have existed. It’s a film that’s far ahead of its time, stepping back years of ‘lesser’ sequels to reboot and close off the Elm Street series in a way that would change horror forever. It also holds up really well, considering the film is now 25 years old and horror has gone full circle once again. Okay so some of the later FX look a bit ropey and I’m not a huge fan of the Freddy make up on display here but these are very small quibbles. This remains as important to the horror genre as Halloween before it.
Best Bit: The fact it’s still really bloody good.
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Scream, Scream 2, Cabin In The Woods, Halloween
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…