This time, Old Pizza Face terrorises a bunch of 'sleep-disturbed' kids whose doctors believe they share a group delusion. Langenkamp, heroine of the original film and now a specialist in dream disorders, helps sceptical psychiatrist Wasson wake up to the truth. A particularly nice touch is the ability of one of the teenagers to pull people into her dreams, allowing Langenkamp and the threatened kids to gang up against Freddie. The neat script also fills in a little more of the Freddie mythology, including a suitably tasteless account of his conception. A creepy score and Russell's sure grasp of the skewed logic of nightmares helps to sustain the ambiguity between the 'real' and 'dream' worlds, while Englund's Freddie now fits like a glove.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Bruce Wagner, Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell, Wes Craven|