1994's New Nightmare exists in this creative valley for writer/director Wes Craven, between his established Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and what will become his second great horror franchise, Scream. While regarded for its ingenuity for breaking the horror formula by having characters in the movie be the actors from the franchise, it still too often resorted to other horror cliches - which Craven smartly avoided with Scream. Moreover, with common tropes missing, as well as a score that never featured the original theme, New Nightmare never felt like a proper addition to the franchise.
Through color correcting, removing poor effects and including a new score, Wes Craven fan and horror enthusiast Dr. Saperstein has set out to make the film as much in line with the original franchise as possible. Join Beezo as he discusses Dark Nightmare to see if it can stand side by side with the original Nightmare on Elm Street.