Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The Top 5 "Nightmare On Elm Street" Sequels

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 The Top 5 "Nightmare On Elm Street" Sequels

Generally considered one of the best horror films ever made and making millions at the box office,
it was inevitable that a sequel to A Nightmare On Elm Street would be made. Spawning a total of six sequels, a television series, and a remake, the nightmare franchise has established itself as a titan in the horror genre. But which sequels are worthy of your time? Well fear not, Wild Cinema is here to count down the top five sequels to A Nightmare On Elm Street. Which sequel will reign supreme? Read our list to find out.......

5. A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

Many people may disagree with this entry making the list but to hell with those people. A Nightmare On Elm Street 5 is a dark, Gothic, fun little 80s flick. Sure the premise of using Alice's unborn baby's dreams is a bit far fetched, but so is the concept of having a murderer kill you in your sleep. Ive always enjoyed this one and I'm sure somewhere some fan out there shares my perspective. The visuals are top notch, and it plays as sort of an origin story for Freddy at times. Not the best sequel, but a whole lot better than 2010s remake that's for sure

Buy Nightmare On Elm Street 5 from Amazon here: [DVD]

4. A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge : (1985)

After the success of the Original, New Line Cinema, wasted no time in continuing the on-screen adventures of everyone's favorite dream stalker, released just a year after its predecessor Part 2 was another huge success for New Line. Part haunted house tale, part body possession story, Nightmare 2 takes a very different turn than that of the original. Infamous for its Homo erotic subtext its is perhaps one of the most interesting movies in the franchise and provides a lot of replay value on that basis alone. Also worthy of noting is how cool Freddy's make up is this time around, its dark, ugly and possibly the scariest hes ever looked on film. This one certainly stands out, if not for all the wrong reasons.  Great viewing either way.

Buy Nightmare On Elm Street 2 here: [DVD] 

3. A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 was the highest grossing movie in the franchise until 2003 when Freddy Vs Jason knocked it off its throne. Its easy to see why. Its a lighthearted affair as Kruger is portrayed more as prankster and clown than any actual threat. It has a high camp value, some very creative deaths, most notable being a teenager being transformed very slowly and painfully into a bug and squashed, which is more than likely a nod to Cronnenbergs "The Fly", and a martial arts showdown between Freddy and a Karateka teen, the movie really goes all out in its creativeness. If all the Hi-jinks sound obsurd, thats because they are, but the movie is a blast from start to finish as I'm sure most fans would agree. And i can guarantee you will be quoting "hows this for a wet dream?" to Friends and Family for months after viewing this.

Buy A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 Here : [DVD] 

2. Wes Cravens New Nightmare: (1994)

By the time the 1990s rolled around Freddy Kruger had become a Caricature of his former self. With each new entry into the franchise growing more cartoon-ish as time went by, the series was in dire need of an overhaul. Fans prayers were answered and then some, as Wes Craven was announced to be directing the then titled A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: The Ascension. Wes was no longer content with what Kruger had become and set out to make him darker and scarier than ever. The idea of having this film be "real life" and all previous nightmare movies be just that, - movies, is nothing short of genius and elevates this above and beyond many of the mediocre entries into the franchise. Freddy was finally scary again and ready to terrify a whole new generation. New Nightmare definitely deserves its place at number 2 on our list and is perhaps the most original film since the very first.

Buy Wes Cravens New Nightmare Here : [DVD] 

1. A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 : Dream Warriors (1987)


After going in a different direction In ANOES 2 producers decided it was time to tread a more familiar path for the third outing. Featuring the return of Nancy Thompson this is the sequel fans had wanted the first time around, all the familiar elements are there, Freddy once again kills you in your dreams, there are fine performances from a terrific young cast and just enough humor to set Kruger apart from his other silver screen rivals Micheal and Jason. The story centers around a group of teens in a psychiatric ward all being terrorized by our favorite dream stalker, eventually they all learn how to harness  power in their dreams and set out stop Kruger once and for all. I have to hand it to the film makers this is a really well produced film it grips you from start to finish and had the original films been a trilogy, this would have been the perfect ending, a perfect mix of horror and comedy but still scary enough to provide the thrills. A nightmare On Elm Street 3 tops our list and comes highly recommended.  "Welcome to prime time bitch"

Buy A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 Here : [DVD]

Well that's our Top 5 Nightmare On Elm Street Movies over. What are your favorites? Let us know in the comment section below!!

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  1. Anyone who like NOS2 for is homo tones has to be a fagot.

  2. Good list. In a way I think NOES2 is actually the best sequel (Aside from New Nightmare), as it tries to do something different with the franchise, while still keeping it creepy. The acting is spotty though and the cast feels underwritten.

    For pure entertainment value I like 3&4 the best. 5 sits somewhere in the middle. I like the return to a darker tone, but the deaths feel too over-the-top for the otherwise grim and mature atmosphere and drag the movie down. Still, taken for what it is I like it.

  3. I also like the shift to the darker tone in 5! I revist it often just for that.