Meta Before Scream: Recalling the Genre-Bending Brilliance of Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

Wes Craven's New Nightmare Freddy Collage

Among Wes Craven’s filmography, 1994’s New Nightmare remains criminally underappreciated for its ahead-of-its-time meta-horror storytelling. After fatigue set in across six ponderous Nightmare on Elm Street sequels, Craven returned to restore creative passion by deconstructing Freddy Krueger’s cinematic realm through a story set in “the real world.” New Nightmare shattered genre walls with self-awareness years before it became trendy. By setting his slasher sequel within Hollywood itself, with Heather Langenkamp stalked by a demonic entity … Read The Full Article