The supposed last entry into the Nightmare on Elm Street film cannon is in actuality the 6th and not final installment. Theater-goers in 1991 (myself included) got the mind-expanding experience of witnessing the primitive 3-D techniques employed during the film’s last 10 minutes. This much buzzed about sequence concludes with Freddy’s head exploding in a (hoped for) three-dimensional effect. Mind, this movie predates Avatar by 18 years, and the mastery of the technology still hadn’t developed, but the intended effect (kinda) worked for the time period. The visual gimmick and some noted cameos from Elm St. alumnus Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold give The Final Nightmare an offbeat campy vibe that doesn’t mix well with the very serious scenes involving abuse, child murders and mental dysfunction.