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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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John Saxon John Saxon
Lt. Thompson
Ronee Blakley Ronee Blakley
Marge Thompson
Heather Langenkamp Heather Langenkamp
Nancy Thompson
Amanda Wyss Amanda Wyss
Tina Gray
Jsu Garcia Jsu Garcia
Rod Lane
Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
Glen Lantz
Joseph Whipp Joseph Whipp
Sgt. Parker


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Wes Craven Wes Craven
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Horror Mastermind

16 years, 1 month ago at Nov 5 7:48
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I sat next to Robert Englund at the bar yesterday and let me tell you, those eyes could still give me nightmares. What has become a horror cult classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street sits well in any tep ten horror list for a reason, it preys on what every viewer fears the most, nightmares, where your biggest fears can come without warning. Freddy Kruger will always remain one of the most recognizeabl... read more

A Nightmare On Elm Street

14 years, 10 months ago at Jan 18 8:53
2 votes
"I probably could have saved her if I'd have moved sooner. But I thought it was just another nightmare, like the one I had the night before. There was... there was this guy; he had knives for fingers."

The story of this film is based around a group of teenagers who all begin to have nightmares about the same person (if you can call him that). They work out that this guy, named Fred ... read more

You won't be able to sleep!

12 years, 9 months ago at Feb 18 12:22
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I have had absolutely no desire to see this film all my life but seeing as I was getting into classic horror films, I decided to watch it and thought to myself "I cannot miss this!" My expectations were pretty high because it is the same director as Scream and I absolutely loved that! When I did see Nightmare On Elm Street, it wasn't as good as Scream but it was an absolutely terrifying, suspensef... read more
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Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
Release date: 16 November 1984
UPC: 794043466427
Tags: Horror (68), Slasher (33), Dreams (21), Serial Killer (21), 1984 (18), 1980s (17), Freddy Krueger (16), Coffee (14), Revenge (13), Johnny Depp (12), Murder (11), Teens (11), Nightmares (11), Sleep Deprivation (11), Wes Craven (10), Gore (10), Sleep (10), Robert Englund (9), Heather Langenkamp (9), Series (8)
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Like Freddy Kreuger the film is iconic

“What can I say really about Nightmare on Elm Street. It has been said that it is a horror classic, Freddy Kreuger is iconic and it is an all round great film. I have to say, I agree. Is it a perfect movie? Not quite, the characters are not that well developed, but actually with everything else done so well that is a small gremlin. The film is shot in a non-cheap and atmospheric way with good editing and lighting that is never too dark or dim. The music also helps to enhance the mood without being too obvious, the script is smart, the story is compelling but what Nightmare on Elm Street really succeeds in doing is how it incorporates its scares. There is gore, but it is not used in a cheap and excessive way, and there are some genuinely suspenseful touches. The ending is surprising and very” read more

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mm1321 posted a review 5 months, 3 weeks ago

“Ah, the land of dreams...the place that we feel the most safe, where nothing can possibly harm you, but what if those sweet dreams weren't made of this at all? What if those dreams were horrifying? What if those dreams were fatal? What if if you woke up from having a particular terrifying nightmare only to find your friends had the same nightmare and weren't alive anymore? Our parents often say 'sweet dreams' to us when we go to sleep but those words aren't enough to keep the dark forces at bay. And what better dark force to haunt everyone's dreams than Freddy Krueger?

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“A group of friends (including Johnny Depp) all have the same nightmare: a man with claws and a Christmas sweater is trying to kill them. Unfortunately, the man is not just some bad dream: he is Freddy Krueger, and if you die asleep, you die forever.

This is Wes Craven's big break. His earlier films, particularly "Last House on the Left", may have been better, but this is the one that grabbed everyone's attention and today even those who haven't seen a single "Nightmare" film know who Freddy Krueger is: this film made Craven a master, and established a horror movie icon.

With one exception at the end, the special effects are also top notch for the time period. Bodies thrown into the ceiling, blood geysers spraying like mad. The makeup and costuming isn't bad, either... F” read more

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