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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Cast: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Johnny Depp

Director(s): Wes Craven

Language: English

Genre: Horror


A replusive, decaying figure with razor-sharp appendages (and an even sharper sense of humor!) suddenly appears in the dreams of four Los Angeles teenagers. It is the ghost of Freddy Krueger, a suspected child murderer killed long ago by the neighborhood parents. Now he's able to exact his bloody vengeance by killing the teens off, one by one, as they sleep.
Finally just one girl remains. Desperately, she tries to stay awake by every means possible, but even pills and massive amounts of coff... [Get complete synopsis]


Papamikey wrote on May 12, 2005, 7:49 pm
Well, it's about time I got around to some of the "horror classics" as it were.

Mmm, never really LOVED the uber-series horror flicks (i.e. Freddy, Jason, Chucky, etc) but this one was decently creepy when it came out. It had a low-budget feel that made it that much more creepy...not like the slickly over-produced (and sometimes even 3D!) sequels.

Papa Mikey!
Deril wrote on May 12, 2005, 10:25 pm
This was sooo my generation. I was REALLY into Jason, Freddy & Chucky (only the first one). The NIghtmare & Friday The 13th films got tired for me after about part 5 of each. This was one of the scariest movies I ever saw (at the time).
motleymitch wrote on May 13, 2005, 4:17 pm
Yeah, the first one creeped me at the time. Especially when Johnny Depp (He make-a me cry!) got slaughtered in that jail cell, his body getting slashed all over the walls and ceiling.
Freddy was effectively scary when he wasn't winking his eye at the camera and making off-colour double-entendre jokes before killing someone.
"Ye've mastered a dead tongue, but can ye handle a languing?"
-Groundskeeper Willie, as Freddy
MovieBuff wrote on May 21, 2005, 2:04 pm
Mood: Happy!
I have to admit that althought the Freddy Series of films were not around in my growing up generation, once I saw it I loved it. I am partial to classic horror films including Friday the 13th, Chucky and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre but it is undoubtedly true that the first Freddy, "Nightmare on elmstreet" is the best. Perhaps we could have done without the six follow up movies, but the director and the writers must be given props for their inventive ideas for ressurecting Krueger every single time!
motleymitch wrote on March 9, 2007, 7:39 pm

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