Remember when Wes Craven came back to the Elm Street franchise and completely reinvented the game with original stars Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund? So do we. The movie was called New Nightmare and landed in audiences' laps in 1994, two years before he changed the course of horror once again with Scream. The seventh film in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise took the iconic character in a more menacing direction closer to Craven's original intentions for Freddy.
Fredheads rejoice as NECA has announced a brand new Freddy Krueger 8" clothed action figure from Wes Craven's New Nightmare. The 8" figure is fully posable and comes with two interchangeable heads, a removable trench coat and removable hat. Comes in resealable clamshell packaging. This time, staying awake won't save you.
Fan love for Freddy Krueger merchandise is thankfully never-ending and NECA is no stranger to clothed figures. Check out the details in Demon Freddy's face along with the now iconic revamped glove that is unique to New Nightmare. NECA has released a steady stream of Elm Street related merchandise since its formation and it looks like that won't end any time soon. Stay up to date on details of this new figure over at NECA Online.
In Wes Craven's New Nightmare, Reality and fantasy meet in unsettling ways in what was suppose to be the final installment of the long-running horror series. Director Wes Craven and actors Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund all portray themselves in what may be the first true meta horror movie, and has paved the way for quite a few movies in all kinds of different genres. Without New NIghtmare, we may have never gotten a movie like Being John Malkovich.
As iconic horror actress Heather (Heather Langenkamp) considers making another film with legendary director Wes Craven, her son, Dylan (Miko Hughes), falls under the spell of the iconic disfigured villain Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). Eventually, Langenkamp must confront Freddy's demonic spirit to save the soul of Dylan. It's weird, creepy, and all kinds of perfect.
New Nightmare was the final movie in the official Freddy canon, though Robert Englund would return to reprise his dream demon in 2003's Freddy Vs. Jason, winking to the audience as he walked into the sunset. Jackie Earle Haley would take over in the 2010 remake. Despite claiming he'd retired from the role, Robert Englund made a surprise return appearance as Krueger in this past year's Halloween episode of The Goldbergs. Will NECA release a Goldbergs version of Freddy as an action figure? We wouldn't put it past them at this point. Check out the images from NECA's latest release, which includes the ultra cool Demon Head Freddy.
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