Wes Craven's New Nightmare

1994 slasher film

Wes Craven's New Nightmare is a 1994 American slasher movie written and directed by Wes Craven, the original creator of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Although it is the seventh movie in the franchise, it is not part of the series continuity.

The movie is about Freddy Krueger as a fictional movie villain who invades the real world, and haunts the cast and crew responsible for his movies. In this movie, Freddy is depicted as closer to what Craven originally intended, being much more menacing and much less comical, with an updated attire and appearance.

The movie was released on October 14, 1994 and made $19.7 million in the box office.[1]


  1. Wes Craven's New Nightmare at Box Office Mojo Archived October 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine; last accessed August 31, 2015.