A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Movie Review

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

1984 | Horror
91 minutes /

User Score: 83/100

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Review


Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. When 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.

The first in the Freddy Krueger line of Nightmare on Elm Street movies. This one has a teenager who discovers that people can be murdered in their dreams by this boogie man, Freddy Krueger. You must see this so that you can know why Freddy got so popular and spawned so many horror movies. The classic long armed Freddy (Robert Englund) running down the street and the iconic rotating room splashed in blood make this horror movie a true classic. I remember watching the school scene with the dead girl thinking that is so scary, I was little at that time sneaking horror movies when I could, classic scene. Wes Craven both directed and wrote the script for this classic Nightmare on Elm Street film.

About A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Title: A Nightmare on Elm Street
Year: 1984
Runtime: 91 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 4.15/5 stars from 106 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 106
Starring: Lin Shaye, Robert Englund, Johnny Depp, Heather Langenkamp, Joe Unger, Jsu Garcia, David Andrews, John Saxon, Charles Fleischer, Joseph Whipp, Shashawnee Hall, Jeff Levine, Amanda Wyss, John Richard Petersen, Mimi Craven, Chris Tashima, Jack Shea, Ronee Blakley, Don Hannah, Leslie Hoffman, Paul Grenier, Kathi Gibbs, Antonia Yannouli, Ed Call, Sandy Lipton, Donna Woodrum, Carol Pritikin, Brian Reise, Ash Adams
Writers: Wes Craven
Director: Wes Craven

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