While A Nightmare Elm Street consisted of six films, Wes Craven wanted to go back to the roots of the franchise he created with Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994), which takes place in the “real world”.
It served as a spiritual predecessor to Scream (1996) and showed the return of Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) to stop Heather Langenkamp. It is also the second and last Nightmare film directed by Wes Craven and his third and final screenplay for the franchise.
The film can question reality which is very good in a piece of fiction within fiction.
New Nightmare is great and the third Nightmare On Elm Street film worth watching.