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For the novelisation version, see Christine Heffner (novelization version).

Dr. Christine Heffner is one of the fictional characters in Wes Craven's New Nightmare.

Her medical specialty is not specified, however she is most likely a psychiatrist who specialized in pediatric psychiatry.


She believes horror films have terrible effects on children, including Dylan Porter who is under her care and is suspicious of Heather Langenkamp when she finds out she is a horror icon.


Initially she suspected that Dylan was showing symptoms of Schizophrenia, when in truth he was being haunted by The Entity.

On a similar par to Dr. Elizabeth Simms from Dream Warriors Dr Heffner is not explicitly a villain but is arguably an antagonist due to her conservative and 1 dimensional view of Dylan's symptoms.