A New Nightmare [raymix]

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1995
Original Running Time:
112 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
99 minutes
Time Cut:
14 minutes
Time Added:
1 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
Tightened up the editing/pacing, removed all the unnecessary exposition dumps & cut moments where the Dark Entity slips into humor.
Intention:
This is the fifth film in a project that aims to bring stronger continuity, tighter editing & improved pacing to 6 of the films in the Nightmare on Elm Street movie series.
Other Sources:
Video-
-New Nightmare (Warner Bros. Bluray, 2012)
Additional Audio-
-A Nightmare on Elm Street Score (Varèse Sarabande Records, 2015)
-Wes Craven's New Nightmare Score (Varèse Sarabande Records, 2015)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Score (Sony Classical Records, 2010)
-Sound Effects (freesound.org)
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I tried to stay true to Patrick Lussier's editing style from the original film.
Though my editing is extensive, I didn't want anything to seem changed or altered at all.
Cuts and Additions:
CHANGES:
PRODUCTION CREDITS-
-added the Fanedit.org logo.
-added my fanedit production logo.
-added music over New Line production logo & director credit. (Prologue)
-new "A Wes Craven Film" credit.
-added a quote by Slavoj Žižek.
OPENING-
-cut to a new title card after the blades are attached to the hand.
TITLE CARD-
-new title card.
-new title. (A New Nightmare)
-new music is a mash-up of Opening Theme & Main Title. (N1)
-added a white-flash transition into the opening scene.
ON THE MOVIE SET-
-cut Chase saying the new glove has "bull tendons" & "doberman nerves."
-cut Chase having to turn to look at the glove when it twitches on it's own.
-shortened a shot of Terrance reacting to the glove.
-cut a quick shot of Chase before he's cut.
-cut Terrance saying "It must have picked up a signal from an 80's walkie-talkie."
-added slashing sound effects as the glove attacks Terrance.
-added rumble after Dylan disappears.
AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE-
-cut Heather asking what the car alarm sound is.
-cut Chase saying "It's getting kinda fun, huh?"
AT BREAKFAST-
-added "Friday, October 14th 1994". (the original release date!)
GETTING READY TO GO-
-cut Chase making a smarmy face after Heather says she's having nightmares.
-Chase's "Oh, it's just the earthquakes" begins over a shot of Heather.
-shortened a shot of Chase.
HEATHER TALKS TO JULIE-
-cut the second phone call from the limo driver.
TALK SHOW INTERVIEW-
-cut some of Robert running around in the Freddy costume.
AT THE NEW LINE OFFICES-
-cut some of Robert talking about the call from Wes.
-Robert's "He's working on the script..." is heard over a shot of Heather.
-cut Heather saying "I thought Wes stopped making horror films" & Rob's explanation.
-cut some of Heather saying she's not sure about doing horror because she has a kid.
BACK AT HOME-
-lowered the pitch of Dylan's 'possessed' voice.
CHASE AT WORK-
-added rumble when we see that the new glove has disappeared.
BEDTIME STORIES-
-cut "stupid" from Heather's "These stupid old fairy tales."
DRIVING HOME-
-added additional crash sounds.
AT THE MORGUE-
-cut Heather walking around before finding the room Chase is in.
-cut Heather asking the coroner "What did that?"
AT THE FUNERAL-
-shortened several shots during the earthquake.
-removed some of the Smashed Pottery sounds.
-cut Chase coming alive & pleading with Heather to "Stay with me."
HEATHER & DYLAN IN BED-
-cut the conversation about how to get to Heaven.
-added a cross-fade transition into the scene at the park.
AT THE PARK-
-cut the shot of the ugly beaver statue.
-cut Heather saying that she's afraid Dylan has inherited some sort of problem.
-cut Heather saying that this kind of thing runs in her family.
STALKER CALLS AGAIN-
-cut Dylan throwing up when Heather answers the phone.
-cut the foam coming out of the phone.
AT THE HOSPITAL-
-cut Dr. Heffner asking Heather if she's shown Dylan any of her horror movies.
-cut the Dr. saying she thinks horror movies have a bad effect on kids.
-tighter edit when Nancy says goodbye to Dylan.
-tighter edit from Dylan in bed to Nancy leaving the hospital.
MEETING WITH WES CRAVEN-
-Wes' "Right" is heard over the previous shot of Heather.
-extended a shot of Heather.
-cut Wes' "The current version."
-shortened a shot of Wes.
-Heather's "You know damn well..." begins sooner, over a shot of Wes.
-longer shot of the script on the computer screen.
READING ABOUT SLEEP DISORDERS-
-cut the exposition flashback.
-new sound effect when Heather opens her closet door.
-cut & shuffled several shots as Heather finds the smashed coffee maker.
-slight push toward the smashed coffee maker on the floor.
AT THE HOSPITAL-
-cut Dr. Heffner asking Heather if she's sure she never let Dylan see her films.
-cut Heather going to the oxygen tent room.
-cut the Heather's nightmare in the oxygen tent room.
-cut Dr. Heffner questioning Heather about drug use & mental illness.
-Dr. Heffner's "This man from your films..." is heard over a shot of Heather.
-cut Heather calling Dr. Heffner an Idiot & explaining that Dylan sleepwalks.
-added a rumble as Heather realizes Dylan is probably sleepwalking home.
DYLAN'S DREAM-
-cut Freddy asking Dylan if he's ever played "skin the cat."
-cut Dylan's reaction when Freddy breaks Julie's neck.
-cut Dylan calling out for Rex.
CROSSING THE ROAD-
-cut Freddy appearing in the clouds.
-cut the army of Freddy guys.
BACK AT HOME-
-cut John saying "Yeah, sure." after Heather tells him it was Freddy.
-cut a quick shot of Freddy as Heather & John talk outside.
-cut Heather pulling the sheets back after finding the pill on the pillow.
IN THE DREAM WORLD-
-cut Freddy saying "Meet your maker."
-cut Heather jabbing an eel into Freddy's eye.
-cut Freddy saying "Come here, piggy. I have some ginger bread for ya."
-less slo-mo on the shot of Freddy chasing Dylan towards the furnace.
-shortened a shot a Freddy coming toward Dylan.
-cut Heather sinking into the stairs.
-cut Freddy's mouth enlarging.
-cut the snake in Dylan's hiding spot.
-cut some of Freddy's silly tongue sounds.
-cut a quick shot of Freddy's tongue wrapping around Heather.
-Dylan stabs Freddy's tongue on his first try.
-added stab & squish sounds when Dylan stabs Freddy's tongue.
-cut Freddy transforming into the Devil or whatever.
BACK DYLAN'S ROOM-
-longer shot of the script as Wes narrates his inscription.
-cut Dylan asking if the script is a story.
-cut Heather beginning to read the script to Dylan.
-fade out on the shot panning away down the hall.
END CREDITS-
-added the title card before the credits roll.
-new end credits music. (Freddy Calls/Nose Bleed/Freddy's Back/Dylan Attacks Heather)
-moved the cast credits to the beginning of the credits.
POST-CREDITS-
-added a shot of the jump rope girls from the original film.
-added video effects so the jump rope shot appears to be on TV.
-added the "Freddy's Coming For You" rhyme.
-added my production logo to the end.
-added a cue from the track Prologue. (N1)
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1995
Original Running Time:
112 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
99 minutes
Time Cut:
14 minutes
Time Added:
1 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
Tightened up the editing/pacing, removed all the unnecessary exposition dumps & cut moments where the Dark Entity slips into humor.
Intention:
This is the fifth film in a project that aims to bring stronger continuity, tighter editing & improved pacing to 6 of the films in the Nightmare on Elm Street movie series.
Other Sources:
Video-
-New Nightmare (Warner Bros. Bluray, 2012)
Additional Audio-
-A Nightmare on Elm Street Score (Varèse Sarabande Records, 2015)
-Wes Craven's New Nightmare Score (Varèse Sarabande Records, 2015)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Score (Sony Classical Records, 2010)
-Sound Effects (freesound.org)
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I tried to stay true to Patrick Lussier's editing style from the original film.
Though my editing is extensive, I didn't want anything to seem changed or altered at all.
Cuts and Additions:
CHANGES:
PRODUCTION CREDITS-
-added the Fanedit.org logo.
-added my fanedit production logo.
-added music over New Line production logo & director credit. (Prologue)
-new "A Wes Craven Film" credit.
-added a quote by Slavoj Žižek.
OPENING-
-cut to a new title card after the blades are attached to the hand.
TITLE CARD-
-new title card.
-new title. (A New Nightmare)
-new music is a mash-up of Opening Theme & Main Title. (N1)
-added a white-flash transition into the opening scene.
ON THE MOVIE SET-
-cut Chase saying the new glove has "bull tendons" & "doberman nerves."
-cut Chase having to turn to look at the glove when it twitches on it's own.
-shortened a shot of Terrance reacting to the glove.
-cut a quick shot of Chase before he's cut.
-cut Terrance saying "It must have picked up a signal from an 80's walkie-talkie."
-added slashing sound effects as the glove attacks Terrance.
-added rumble after Dylan disappears.
AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE-
-cut Heather asking what the car alarm sound is.
-cut Chase saying "It's getting kinda fun, huh?"
AT BREAKFAST-
-added "Friday, October 14th 1994". (the original release date!)
GETTING READY TO GO-
-cut Chase making a smarmy face after Heather says she's having nightmares.
-Chase's "Oh, it's just the earthquakes" begins over a shot of Heather.
-shortened a shot of Chase.
HEATHER TALKS TO JULIE-
-cut the second phone call from the limo driver.
TALK SHOW INTERVIEW-
-cut some of Robert running around in the Freddy costume.
AT THE NEW LINE OFFICES-
-cut some of Robert talking about the call from Wes.
-Robert's "He's working on the script..." is heard over a shot of Heather.
-cut Heather saying "I thought Wes stopped making horror films" & Rob's explanation.
-cut some of Heather saying she's not sure about doing horror because she has a kid.
BACK AT HOME-
-lowered the pitch of Dylan's 'possessed' voice.
CHASE AT WORK-
-added rumble when we see that the new glove has disappeared.
BEDTIME STORIES-
-cut "stupid" from Heather's "These stupid old fairy tales."
DRIVING HOME-
-added additional crash sounds.
AT THE MORGUE-
-cut Heather walking around before finding the room Chase is in.
-cut Heather asking the coroner "What did that?"
AT THE FUNERAL-
-shortened several shots during the earthquake.
-removed some of the Smashed Pottery sounds.
-cut Chase coming alive & pleading with Heather to "Stay with me."
HEATHER & DYLAN IN BED-
-cut the conversation about how to get to Heaven.
-added a cross-fade transition into the scene at the park.
AT THE PARK-
-cut the shot of the ugly beaver statue.
-cut Heather saying that she's afraid Dylan has inherited some sort of problem.
-cut Heather saying that this kind of thing runs in her family.
STALKER CALLS AGAIN-
-cut Dylan throwing up when Heather answers the phone.
-cut the foam coming out of the phone.
AT THE HOSPITAL-
-cut Dr. Heffner asking Heather if she's shown Dylan any of her horror movies.
-cut the Dr. saying she thinks horror movies have a bad effect on kids.
-tighter edit when Nancy says goodbye to Dylan.
-tighter edit from Dylan in bed to Nancy leaving the hospital.
MEETING WITH WES CRAVEN-
-Wes' "Right" is heard over the previous shot of Heather.
-extended a shot of Heather.
-cut Wes' "The current version."
-shortened a shot of Wes.
-Heather's "You know damn well..." begins sooner, over a shot of Wes.
-longer shot of the script on the computer screen.
READING ABOUT SLEEP DISORDERS-
-cut the exposition flashback.
-new sound effect when Heather opens her closet door.
-cut & shuffled several shots as Heather finds the smashed coffee maker.
-slight push toward the smashed coffee maker on the floor.
AT THE HOSPITAL-
-cut Dr. Heffner asking Heather if she's sure she never let Dylan see her films.
-cut Heather going to the oxygen tent room.
-cut the Heather's nightmare in the oxygen tent room.
-cut Dr. Heffner questioning Heather about drug use & mental illness.
-Dr. Heffner's "This man from your films..." is heard over a shot of Heather.
-cut Heather calling Dr. Heffner an Idiot & explaining that Dylan sleepwalks.
-added a rumble as Heather realizes Dylan is probably sleepwalking home.
DYLAN'S DREAM-
-cut Freddy asking Dylan if he's ever played "skin the cat."
-cut Dylan's reaction when Freddy breaks Julie's neck.
-cut Dylan calling out for Rex.
CROSSING THE ROAD-
-cut Freddy appearing in the clouds.
-cut the army of Freddy guys.
BACK AT HOME-
-cut John saying "Yeah, sure." after Heather tells him it was Freddy.
-cut a quick shot of Freddy as Heather & John talk outside.
-cut Heather pulling the sheets back after finding the pill on the pillow.
IN THE DREAM WORLD-
-cut Freddy saying "Meet your maker."
-cut Heather jabbing an eel into Freddy's eye.
-cut Freddy saying "Come here, piggy. I have some ginger bread for ya."
-less slo-mo on the shot of Freddy chasing Dylan towards the furnace.
-shortened a shot a Freddy coming toward Dylan.
-cut Heather sinking into the stairs.
-cut Freddy's mouth enlarging.
-cut the snake in Dylan's hiding spot.
-cut some of Freddy's silly tongue sounds.
-cut a quick shot of Freddy's tongue wrapping around Heather.
-Dylan stabs Freddy's tongue on his first try.
-added stab & squish sounds when Dylan stabs Freddy's tongue.
-cut Freddy transforming into the Devil or whatever.
BACK DYLAN'S ROOM-
-longer shot of the script as Wes narrates his inscription.
-cut Dylan asking if the script is a story.
-cut Heather beginning to read the script to Dylan.
-fade out on the shot panning away down the hall.
END CREDITS-
-added the title card before the credits roll.
-new end credits music. (Freddy Calls/Nose Bleed/Freddy's Back/Dylan Attacks Heather)
-moved the cast credits to the beginning of the credits.
POST-CREDITS-
-added a shot of the jump rope girls from the original film.
-added video effects so the jump rope shot appears to be on TV.
-added the "Freddy's Coming For You" rhyme.
-added my production logo to the end.
-added a cue from the track Prologue. (N1)

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(Updated: November 02, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
I'm not really a fan of New Nightmare, but one of the biggest problems it has is pacing and Ray has done a great job of tightening things up. I didn't notice any cuts or edits and everything looks as good as one can expect from the source.

The original narrative is very flawed IMO - Robert Englund's character seems to be shoved aside despite some foreshadowing to the contrary, and the whole posession-theme with the child is badly done. It also doesn't really make sense why certain events (and a death) are able to occur while people are awake. That being said, while Ray's edit doesn't fix these things, he certainly doesn't create any new errors - the biggest criticism I could give is that there's maybe still a bit of redundancy and we don't need to have quite as much build up as we do. By and large though, I think his goals are met and it's a very solid edit that I would recommend to anyone who just wants to experience a tighter version of the film.

A side note: I have a surround system, and normally it does give me the option to "upmix" stereo audio to surround. I don't seem to get that option with Ray's new edits though, even though one of the changes were made to this end. The issue could be on my end, but thought it was worth mentioning.

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Wes Craven's New Nightmare is a rare gem in the latter Nightmare on Elm Street movie, a self-aware take on the slasher. While the film's concept is intriguing and the execution is dark. the pacing is much too slow when stacked up against its thrills, resulting in fewer rewatches in subsequent years.

Ray Danger manages, much like his work on the prior installments, to create a more streamlined, ferocious pace with his edit. Heather is on an insomniac rollercoaster from the opening dream, the story relentlessly carrying the audience to the final dream.

Some of the core film's elements still don't sit as right when compared to the original three or films though, namely Freddy's makeup design. While Ray cut out many of the goofier elements from the original source material, for some reason the makeup quality degraded significantly from the mid 80s, and this is something that an edit unfortunately cannot fix.

Still, this New Nightmare cut has now entered my official circulation of Nightmare films, capping off the surreal series.

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