Nightmare on Phlegm Street

 Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare

Up to 1991, it’s been a good, if not rewarding 10 years for Freddy Krueger, the supernatural serial killer who has gleefully slaughtered nearly all the kids of Springwood. Unfortunately, there’s still one left, a John Doe who can’t remember his past, but has no problem with nightmares, Freddy’s enabling device.

 Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare

Freddy attempts to close the file on this one but discovers he’s trapped within Springwood’s city limits. That sucks because the only bar in town closes early. And some more of Freddy’s past is also unveiled. Did you know Freddy was abused as a kid? Or that he was married, had a kid and killed his wife? Truly, an active member of his community.

 Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare

John Doe gets the thought in his empty grocery bag of a brain that he’s Freddy’s offspring. He’s wrong – it’s one of the chicks he’s hanging out with who is the DNA sample of you-know-who. (Not a spoiler – they telegraph this one.) So it becomes Daddy-Daughter Day, with the girl giving her dear old melted face dad a Father’s Day gift in the form of a pipe bomb. A tie is more traditional, but points for originality.

 Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare

The otherworldly fight scenes between Maggie (wouldn’t it be funny if she was named Frida Krueger?) and Freddy are inventive but double corny, especially when the movie switches to 3-D in Freddy’s world. But then, that’s why we watch sucker bait movies like Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991). And by we, I mean me.

So is Freddy really dead? I don’t know as I quit watching any more of these sequels after this. OK, that is a total lie. I didn’t want you to think less of me. Sigh.

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