Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Nemesis

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It’s about making the Fred Krueger storyline the main focus of the film, and to trim as much of the terrible acting as I could without sacrificing story elements. Sure, Freddy still only gets one kill, but whatcha gonna do?
To reduce some of the more cringe-worthy elements of the film, primarily on the acting side of things. Also to trim some moments that blatantly disregard the ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ and ‘Friday the 13th’ histories.
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Dedicated to Wes Craven

Replaced opening logo score to remove Jason theme.

After the ‘previous kills montage’ I removed Freddy explaining the entire plot.

New opening scene, Blake being unsuccessfully attacked by Freddy.

New opening credits sequence.

After the credits, inserted partial deleted scene; the long version of the Crystal Lake counsellor leaving to go skinny-dipping.

Fixed the jump-cut when Jason’s machete comes through the tree.

Removed the morphing victims talking to Jason.

Removed Mrs Voorhees being revealed as Freddy, “Freddy vs. Jason” title screen, and
Jason walking down Elm Street.

Altered two shots of Lori to stop her from glancing towards the film crew.

Removed Kia asking Lori and Gibb if she should get a nose job.

Removed Kia and Lori’s exposition about Will, Lori’s “true love”.

Inserted deleted scene with Trey complaining about dirty sheets.

Removed exposition about Lori’s dead mother.

Removed crappy body double for Gibb in the shower.

Removed wide shot of Jason stabbing Trey. He’s clearly stabbing the bed far away from where Trey really is.

Removed the first of Gibb’s two screams when she finds Trey.

Removed Stubbs talking to Lori at the police station, and Lori trying to remember Freddy’s name. Cut to Westin Hills prior to Lori’s nightmare.

Removed the deaths of Blake and his father. (With the Blake section having been used as the new opening.)

Removed all the back-story about Will seeing Lori’s father kill her mother.

When Freddy jumps out at Lori in her nightmare, he originally comes from right next to her where she should be able to see him just off-screen. I have altered it so that Freddy is more of a ghostly image, literally appearing right in front of her. Also removed Lori’s terrible “I’m so relieved” acting after waking up.

After Lori’s nightmare, we cut back to Westin Hills again. Removed Mark talking about missing his family, and Will talking again about Lori’s father.

Added deleted scene of Lori’s father picking her up from the police station.

Removed Lori meeting up with Gibb and Kia outside school.

Added deleted scenes of Gibb screaming at people to stop staring at her, and Will and
Mark sneaking into school.

Removed Kia referring to Linderman as a humping dog.

Added Freddy’s theme to the scene where Lori describes him to Kia and Gibb.

Removed Will berating Mark, “You’re scaring her.”

Removed Lori in the infirmary and Kia’s nose job nightmare.

Inserted deleted scene of Principal Shaye talking to Will and Mark.

Inserted deleted scene of Kia and Gibb picking up Lori to go to the rave.

Removed Will starting to tell Lori about why he was in Westin Hills.

Altered the colours during Gibb’s nightmare so that it looks dry and washed out instead of bright red.

Erased visible hand in frame when Gibb falls backwards off of the walkway.

Trimmed the ‘head-twist’ kill so that Jason doesn’t poke the guy to make him fall over, and to show as little of the crummy effect as possible.

Trimmed some shots and altered others to minimize the chunky fire-suit Jason in the cornfield.

Removed the shot of Shack laughing with his mouth closed, clearly holding stage blood in his mouth.

Removed the raver throwing cups of beer on Jason.

Removed Kia and Lori’s crummy “I can’t believe Gibb is dead” moment. Now, Kia simply hugs Lori goodbye.

Removed Lori arguing with, then sneaking out on her father. She doesn’t go home at all.

Any brightly-lit shots of Freddy (such as Mark’s nightmare in the bathroom) I have color-corrected so that they are bit more dark and dingy.

Removed Freddy’s blatant exposition during Mark’s nightmare.

Removed Freddy’s (obviously looped) line, “I’ll have to pass that message myself, won’t I?”

Slightly restructured Lori and Will witnessing Mark’s death.

Removed Lori saying, “Freddy died by fire, Jason by water. How can we use that?”

Removed shot of Freddy’s ear morphing into maggots.

Removed Kia’s terribly delivered line, “We’re not safe awake or asleep.”

Replaced the shots of the computer screen with newly created ones. In the original cut the pages don’t look real, and Linderman takes a stupidly long time to notice the huge text at the top of the page regarding FDA approval.

Inserted short deleted scene where the group plan their search of Westin Hills.

Removed Freeburg telling Linderman to stop and smoke a joint.

Removed the part where Will tells Lori that her father was the one who prescribed too much Hypnocil to the coma patients.

Removed Freddy-caterpillar squeezing down Freeburg’s throat.

When Jason swings at Stubbs and misses, fixed the computer console so that it is no longer pre-broken where the machete hits it.

Removed Freeburg/Freddy telling Will “Let me handle this, bitch.”

Removed the audio of Freddy’s line to Jason, “These are my children, Jason. Go back where you belong!” Also removed same line being echoed as Jason goes to sleep.

Moved Jason’s second dream up to this cut. (The one about the ruined house full of victims.) After that it then goes to the boiler room dream where Jason finds out that Freddy has duped him.

Altered the lighting in the boiler room so that it isn’t bright red.

Removed Freddy making a wanking motion to Jason.

Removed Jason’s supposed fear of water, and Freddy getting into young Jason’s head. The fight ends on Freddy yelling, “Why won’t you die?!”

Removed Freddy as camp counselor.

Removed group walking off in the opposite direction of Crystal Lake.

Removed section of Lori’s nightmare dealing with her mother and father.

Removed Freddy’s line, “Welcome to my world, bitch.”

Removed shot of Will carrying an unconscious Lori where her arm stays upright even when he lets go of it.

Trimmed obvious shots of rubber arm when Lori is burnt.

Removed shot of Linderman with obviously looped line.

Removed long pan around Linderman bleeding to death.

Removed Freddy’s indecision over who to kill between Lori and Kia.

Removed most of Kia’s taunting of Freddy. No “Christmas sweater” or “butter knives” remarks.

Altered Kia’s death so that Jason no longer swats her into a tree. He now kills her with a slice of his machete.

Removed Lori’s terrible rant about how Freddy has ruined their pasts.

Some slight trims to the Freddy/Jason fight in the construction area.

Altered shot of Freddy slicing Jason’s fingers. (In the original shot it’s obvious that Freddy’s glove just swipes in front of Jason’s hand rather than through it.)

Altered shot of Freddy catching Jason’s machete to try and hide the bendy rubber prop.

Rearranged the explosion so that it’s the shockwave that hurls Freddy and Jason into the lake rather than just flames.

Removed Lori screaming, “Welcome to my world, bitch!”

Sped up slow motion shot of Lori swinging machete. (The slo-mo is terrible, and obvious that she was also acting in slo-mo.)

Replaced shot of dummy Freddy head just before decapitation.

Repositioned following shot of Lori to be higher in the frame.

When Jason sinks under the water his eyes are visible through the mask. I painted them out as they were stabbed out by Freddy just minutes before.

Replaced Jason-emerging-from-lake ending with the Freddy-centric “Two Months Later” alternate ending. Removed Lori asking Will about his wound, and speaking of her sympathy for Jason. (Which thankfully also removes a bit of Will’s bad acting.)

Removed Lori screaming, “What’s wrong with you?” and the zoom in on Lori’s face.

Fixed credits to remove people who were cut out of this edit and added a new Freddy montage. Seeing as this is now the final time we’ll see a Robert Englund Freddy movie, it seemed only fitting. Replaced credits music with a new song. (There are also several other added songs throughout the edit.)
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It´s a good edit and I particulary liked the end credits with a new song and a montage of all Nightmare movies! The changes really improved the movie!

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when i first watched the original freddy vs jason i was dissapointed to say the least.the characters came across as whinny,self absorbed horror had the jock,the virgin,the bitch,the loser.

Thankfully Uncanny Antman strips away almost all cheesy and cringeworthy lines from the movie as well as the forced jokes and freddy quotes and one-liners. The main character doesnt come across as whiny anymore which actually makes you start to feel sorry for her.most of the john woo samurai style blood spray has been toned down which makes the movie experience more like a freddy movie and not shogun assassin movie. there was only a couple of problems i personally had
1. i would have cut the pig to fuck line in the cornfield(i would have jason just snap his neck round as soon as they turned round)
2. i would have trimmed the pinball scene(would have slammed jason against walls few times,no hip thrust,then show jason hitting floor & freddy jestering for tank to fall on him).

overall this edit makes a mediocre movie into a enjoyable viewing experience which would look great in an freddy fans collection.

also the ending to this edit was suberb with the clips and fantastic music choice.

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(Updated: September 05, 2012)
September 5, 2008 @ 6:19 am

Everyone of course is entitled to their own opinion but I must say, I for one am glad you removed the CHEESE ass line “welcome to my world bitch!”. The one thing that REALLY pissed me off about the original cut of this movie was that the writers, director or whomever else was guilty of putting this movie together… was the fact that when they “integrated the two worlds” of Elm St. and 13th respectively(?)… they seemingly took the “type of teens” from the 13th series. IMHO the teens and characters were always much stronger and more fleshed out in the Nightmare series which always made atleast this viewer, much more involved in what was going on. Which was my big problem with “Final Nightmare” because I personally felt, aside from any other problems that plagued that flick, was that the characters were by far the weakest in the series… again only inho. To the point, there wasnt ALOT you could do to strengthen the cores of these characters since you can’t completely rewrite the script, however by removing a lot of the “crap” dialog… as for example the aforementioned “Welcome to…” line. You’ve atleast made the characters a bit more respectable, and not TOTALLY moronic. The scene where the girls are waiting for the guys and she talks about Will or not in the instance of your cut, is another fine example. All in all, a welcome edit and the new addition to my library when I want to see Freddy take on Jason. I do own the original but usually find myself scene jumping a lot when I do watch it. But I do have to say I will probably be goin from beginning to end a lot more often now that the entire movie isn’t cheesy dialog, cheesy one liners… bad character development…. and NOW with a MUCH better ending. No disrespect to Jason…(I’ll leave that for the latter half of the 13th franchise LOL) but I was always an Elm St fanatic and you’ve brought respectability back to the Krueger character. I touched upon it already but I want to part with… I love this ending much much more. Great Job my friend.
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March 25, 2008 @ 6:08 am

Loved the edit & is a massive improvement over the original. Being a Freddy fan I really enjoyed that this edit felt more like a freddy movie as apose to Jason. There are some criticisms however like keeping the Freddy playing pinball with Jason or the stoner seeing the catapillar Freddy, those were the kinda thing’s I’d like to not see in a Freddy movie & is one of the thing’s I hated about the NOES sequels. However Your editing is absolutley outstanding, I couldn’t find a fault, your a genius. The way you contructed the beggining credits and the end credits felt so proffessional that I could eaily fool someone into thinking this was actually a NOES sequel. You captured that 80′s Freddy movie feel & it imediatly made me feel at home. Great work, can’t say anough, keep it up. I’m just about to download the Terminator 3 edit of yours right now, after having seen your first edit i’m really looking forward to seeing how well you handle the mockery that is Terminator 3. Good luck with further edits dude & keep em up!.
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March 23, 2008 @ 3:21 pm

This is one hell of an editing job you have going on here! Some scenes I dont remember even being in the extras on the dvds. The intro is PERFECT, I was thoroughly impressed at everything in the first 5-10 mins, great beginning credits you made.

If there is any criticism I have, its over Jason, and that is on 2 different levels. 1st, hes there, it seems with a little more editing it mightve been possible to totally remove him, though that would leave more like a “Freddy’s Nightmares” episode more than a movie. Or 2, Jason being in the movie as is, I dont get why, by the way its edited, Im under the impression Freddy controls Jason more than hes just there to do a job, I just find the editing out of some of the story on the jason side makes me confused about why he’s there in the 1st place.

Either way, The edit is still amazing, and definitely aimed more towards my favorite indestructible demon Freddy, which all in all makes me happy
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