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  • Writer's pictureCraig Fisher


It's been almost 3 decades since Miko Hughes' Dylan and his little dino Rex faced up against Freddy Krueger in Wes Craven's final venture into 'Elm Street', 1994's New Nightmare. And next year we'll be able to return to that world with an unofficial sequel, Dylan's New Nightmare; a fan made horror short starring Miko Hughes (Pet Sematary, Kindergarten Cop, Mercury Rising) returning as Dylan Porter, son to Freddy K's favourite Final Girl, Nancy Thompson / Heather Langenkamp.

From the independent filmmaking studio that brought you Friday The 13th's fan made sequels Never Hike Alone 1 + 2 (Womp Studio Films) comes an exciting new project that brings Freddy Krueger back to haunt Dylan's dreams.

Dylan's New Nightmare acts as an unofficial sequel to Wes Craven's: A New Nightmare, one of the most unique and high concept installments to the Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise. This short film picks up 25 years after the events of New Nightmare and follows Dylan Porter (Miko Hughes), the young son of Heather Langenkamp, now a grown man trying to make his way in the world his parents raised him in-Hollywood. Little does he know that the evil entity known as Freddy Krueger is back, and eager to once again break into our world through the son of his favorite victim.

Directed by Cecil Laird of The Horror Show Youtube Channel, the horror short will feature David McRae as the titular FREDDY KRUEGER, with make-up designed by Face Off 's Season 9 winner Nora Hewitt.

McRae was recently 'seen' as the infamous Billy in It's Me, Billy - an unofficial fan made sequel to Bob Clark's Christmas horror classic.

These low budget, yet high quality fan made sequels to the movies we all love are beginning to be major discussion points and admiration within the horror community. Whilst Hollywood continues to be downtrodden with copyright issues on major franchises such as Friday The 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street; to which it seems we will never see another Freddy or Jason movie, I'm all for these talented and imaginative independent filmmakers bringing us back into our favourite worlds.

Dylan's New Nightmare was delayed almost 3 years due to the pandemic, but the project is celebrating its completion of filming and is currently running a post-production campaign over on Indiegogo - so if you fancy your name in the credits and a few other great perks - donate whatever you can to help fund this exciting project.

Freddy Krueger is my favourite horror icon and Wes Craven's New Nightmare is my (2nd) favourite sequel, so I am super stoked to see how this all turns out - and from these first-look images, we're in for a damn good nightmare!

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