A Nightmare on Elm Street

Poster for the movie "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
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“A Nightmare on Elm Street” introduced us to a new slasher villain, a new horror universe, Johnny Depp and blood-fountain waterbeds. But 2/3 of our panel was not impressed with how it holds up in 2017. Wild imagination clashed with goofy execution. Classic lines were fumbled by idiot actors. What we’re saying is: Nightmare isn’t bad, but don’t waste Halloween watching it.

Plot Summary: “A Nightmare on Elm StreetIn Wes Craven’s classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends’ parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it’s too late?

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Director
Wes Craven
Producer
Robert Shaye, John Burrows, Sara Risher
Production
New Line Cinema, Smart Egg Pictures
Release Date
14 November 1984

Not rated yet!
Director
Wes Craven
Producer
Robert Shaye, John Burrows, Sara Risher
Production
New Line Cinema, Smart Egg Pictures
Release Date
14 November 1984