Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

86m [Netherlands]; 88m [Sweden]; 89m [Australia; Spain]; 96m [USA]
35mm film, ‘Freddy Vision' sequence, DeLuxe, 1.85:1
Spectral Recording Dolby Stereo SR, English

An American horror film directed by Rachel Talalay. The sixth in the long running A Nightmare on Elm Street series, it was – as its title suggests – intended to be the last in the series but its success inspired a further installment, Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994).

Plot Summary

Having slaughtered all of the Elm Street children, Freddy Kreuger tries to move out into the wider world. He recruits the help of his daughter but she is repulsed by her father's powers and prepares to face her father in a duel to the death.


Director: Rachel Talalay
© MCMXCI [1991] New Line Cinema Corporation
A New Line Cinema production. A Rachel Talalay film. From New Line Cinema
Executive Producer: Michael De Luca
Producers: Robert Shaye and Aron Warner
Associate Producer: Michael Knue
Screenplay: Michael De Luca
Story: Rachel Talalay
Based on characters created by Wes Craven
Director of Photography: Declan Quinn
Editor: Janice Hampton
Music: Brian May
Sound Mixer: Mark Weingarten
Costume Designer: Nanrose Buchman
Key Make-Up/Hair Stylist: Suzanne Parker-Sanders
Special Make-Up Effects by: Magical Media Industries, Inc.
Freddy Krueger's Make-Up Created by: David B. Miller
Special Make-Up Effects by: Magical Media Industries, Inc.
Mechanical Effects Design by: Reel EFX, Inc.
Set Effects: Geoffrey Brewis, Kevin Hannigan, Ruck Godreyer, Matt Graninger, Paul Hickerson, Joe Hickerson, Beverley McLeish
Special Visual Effects by: Dream Quest Images
Special Visual Effects by: Dream Quest Images
Snake Demon Puppets Created by: Jim Towler
Dream Demons Animation by: Pacific Data Images
3-D Miniatures Provided by: Stetson Visual Services, Inc., Mark A. Stetson and Robert H. Spurlock
House Transformation Created by: True Vision Effects
Production Designer: C.J. Strawn

Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger)
Lisa Zane (Dr Maggie Burroughs)
Shon Greenblatt (John Doe)
Lezlie Deane (Tracy)
Ricky Dean Logan (Carlos)
Breckin Meyer (Spencer)
Yaphet Kotto (Doc)
Mr and Mrs Tom Arnold 1A joint pseudonym for Tom Arnold and Roseanne Barr] (childless couple)
Elinor Donahue (orphanage woman)
Oprah Noodlemantra [real name: Johnny Depp] (teen on TV)
Cassandra Rachel Frel (little Maggie)
David Dunard (Kelly)
Marilyn Rockafellow (Maggie's mother)
Virginia Peters (woman on plane)
Stella Hall (stewardess)
Lyndsey Fields (Loretta Krueger)
Angelina Estrada (Carlos' mother)
Peter Spellos (Tracy's father)
Tobe Sexton (teen Freddy)
Chason Schirmer (young Freddy)
Michael McRab (Spencer's father)
Matthew Faison (Springwood teacher)
Vic Watterson (officer #1)
Carlease Burke (officer #2)
L.E. Moko [real name: Robert Shaye] (ticket seller)
Warren Harrington (cop in shelter)
Mel Scott-Thomas (security guard)
Jonathan Mazer (angry boy)
Alice Cooper [Freddy's father – uncredited]
Linnea Quigley [soul in Freddy's chest – uncredited]

Alternative Titles

A Nightmare on Elm Street 6

Sequel to
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
Freddy vs Jason (2003)

See also
Scream (1996)
Twin Peaks (1990)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)


Cinefantastique vol.22 no.2 (October 1991) pp.8-10, 60 – illustrated preview, article
The Dark Side no.56 p.23 – review
Empire no.32 (February 1992) p.26 – illustrated review
Fangoria no.109 p.50 – article
Fangoria no.190 (March 2000) p.74 – illustrated DVD review
Fear no.27 p.13 – article
Femme Fatales vol.11 no.5/6 p.114 – article
Femme Fatales vol.11 no.5/6 p.118 – article
The Hollywood Reporter vol.315 no.12 (27 November 1990) p.26 – credits
The Hollywood Reporter vol.316 no.18 (20 February 1991) p.7 – credits
The Hollywood Reporter vol.317 no.26 (15 May 1991) pp.3, 21 – note
The Hollywood Reporter vol.319 no.10 (13 September 1991) p.1 – article
The Hollywood Reporter vol.319 no.11 (16 September 1991) pp.5. 51 – review
Killing Moon no.2 p.24 – review
New Musical Express 25 January 1992 p.22 – review
Première January 1992 p.16 – review (by Thierry Decourcelle)
Samhain no.30 p.38 – review
Samhain no.35 p.37 – review
Screen International no.785 (1 December 1990) p.26 – credits
Shivers no.3 p.29 – review
Sight & Sound vol.1 no.10 (February 1992) pp.45-46 – credits, synopsis, review
Sight & Sound vol.2 no.6 (October 1992) p.66 – note
Sight & Sound vol.3 no.9 (September 1993) p.60 – note
Starburst no.160 (December 1991) pp.41, 43 – illustrated credits, review
Starburst Yearbook 1992 pp.64-66 – illustrated interview
Studio February 1992 p.21 – review (by Laurent Tirard)
Terror no.1 p.49 – review
Variety 23 September 1991 p.79 – credits, review

The Aurum Encyclopedia of Film: Horror (2nd edition) by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.472 – credits, review
Educational Institutions in Horror Film: A History of Mad Professors, Student Bodies, and Final Exams by Andrew L. Grunzke pp.95, 110
Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.185
Horror Films of the 1990s by John Kenneth Muir pp.158-161
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.360
Terror Tracks: Music, Sound and Horror Cinema by Philip Hayward (ed) p.193