It should come as no surprise that Wes Craven's return to the horror series he created is the strongest of the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET sequels, but even his fans might not have expected the ironic depth and self-reflexivity he brings to this chapter. It's a wry and scary exploration of the
impact the NIGHTMARE films have had on the people who made them, with several participants in the original film (including Craven) playing themselves.
Heather Langenkamp (herself), star of the first NIGHTMARE movie, is now married to special effects artist Chase Porter (David Newsom) and has a young son, Dylan (Miko Hughes). She's been plagued by nightmares about cinematic v...