|Cast: Heather Langenkamp,
Director(s): Wes Craven
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.
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).
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
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!
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