Movie opens with them saying “it’s only make believe”, which is the most incorrect thing that can be made in a Freddy film. Heather Langenkamp returns as the same girl from the first and third Nightmare films and her eyes are still uncannily blue. There’s a major shift in tone from the previous films, as this isn’t an action horror comedy, this is more of a psychological horror film. With this change of tone is a different type of soundtrack, much more orchestral and emotional and less campy fun.
There’s a few cool moments (the transition towards the end from reality to the movie was absolutely amazing) and some great acting. Of the original Nightmare films, I think this is the second best one, only behind the original.