R | | Fantasy, Horror
Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood's last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom.
Two nods to Nintendo: Freddy's line "now I'm playing with power!" is a variation on Nintendo's "Now You're Playing With Power!" ad campaign (which was primarily out of use by 1991, as the NES was fading out of popularity). Also, Freddy's glove controller ("you forgot the Power Glove!") is a heavily modified version of Nintendo's controller of the same name, which was new at the time.
No honey for daddy?
Freddy Krueger: What's with kids today, huh? No respect.
Tracy: You can't scare me anymore.
Freddy Krueger: Oh, you better speak up. Must be my deaf ear.
(at around 37 mins) When Freddy is dropping the needles from above, we see Carlos reaching up with two arms, but in the close-up, he's bending down covering his ears.
The end credits feature clips from all six Nightmare films and the last scene gives Freddy's birth and death date.
The version that aired on UPN actually had all the violent scenes in full, (only the language was edited). However, the TV version also had a few scenes and extensions of scenes not included in the theatrical and home video releases. These include: Maggie having a talk with her mother after having a nightmare before leaving for the youth shelter, a little bit more footage in the beginning of the scene with Tracy and Maggie are in the van after John was killed, a few extra shots of the desolate "Springwood Fair"
$12,966,525 15 September 1991