More like they saved the worst till last, and this was not to be the final Elm Street film either. Starting afresh with a new cast, Freddy (Robert Englund) is still on the rampage in his home town of Springwood and has managed to kill off all the teenagers, which has caused all the adults to go mad.
One teenage survivor (Shon Greenblatt) has escaped the town and been taken to a treatment clinic in the next city by the police, who find him wandering dazed and think he's a homeless addict. Suffering from amnesia, one of the Doctors, Maggie Burroughs (Lisa Zane), takes him back to his home town, hoping it will jog his memory. Which of course proves to be a VERY bad idea.
To make matters worse, some other kids from the clinic have stowed away in the back of the truck and no sooner do they arrive in the town, Freddy proceeds to bump them off. This time by actually sucking them into his reality and removing them from existence (I know, I know it's all very wierd). With each killing getting increasingly bizarre, Doctor Borrughs has to try and find a way of stopping him.
Whilst I've never been much of a fan of the Elm Street films, this is by far the worst in the series. The killings are both predictable and boring and the emphasis seems to be on special effects, rather than horror. As epitomised in the end battle, which was originally shown in 3D.
One for die-hard Elm Street fans only I'm afraid. This is not, in my view, worth 90 mins of anybody's time.