A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street

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- 79/100 based on 156,477 votes
  • Released: 1984
  • Runtime: 91 mins
  • Director: Wes Craven
  • Studio: New Line Cinema
  • Genres: Horror

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.... (Full plot summary below)

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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.

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ReelViews - 9/10 by James Berardinelli A Nightmare on Elm Street is tailor made for those who like their gore leavened with thought-provoking ideas - something that is a rarity in this genre.
Entertainment Weekly - 8/10 by Clark Collis Some of the effects remain nicely repulsive; Freddy himself comes across as a genuinely nasty piece of work, far removed from his later incarnation.
Variety - 8/10 by (Staff Not Cretdited) A Nightmare on Elm Street is a highly imaginative horror film that provides the requisite shocks to keep fans of the genre happy.
Empire - 8/10 by Gavin Bainbridge Turning slumberland into a twisted murderer's den is a masterstroke by Craven, who has brought new blood to a genre that seemed as if it might choke on it's own excesses.
Chicago Reader - 8/10 by J.R. Jones Here the idea of sleep as the ultimate threat is still fresh and marvelously insidious, and Craven vitalizes the nightmare sequences with assorted surrealist novelties.
The New York Times - 7/10 by Vincent Canby A Nightmare on Elm Street puts more emphasis on bizarre special effects, which aren't at all bad.
User Review - 10/10 by jordyboy A great horror film the best one ever better than the remake but not by much great i loved this movie the acting was great and introducing Johnny Depp wow great movie and i cant tell you how much better this is than friday the 13th
User Review - 10/10 by Cloudernest This is my favorite film. There are all i need... This is most horrible film ever. I always loved this one. Characters have very emotional role. Plot is very original. Horror may be just call horror, but A Nightmare on Elm Street is realy scary.
User Review - 10/10 by lukechristiansc as i was watching i was completely bored well some parts i got bored . but i got really entertained when things got juicy . " Nightmare of elm street rocks . Robert Enguland is a kick ass nightmare killer . Grade A+ P.
User Review - 10/10 by DravenatorLives I love every bit of this picture. This is not only a masterpiece of horror cinema, but a masterpiece of indie cinema. Whether you're a budding filmmaker, a horror-freak, or both (I happen to be both), this film is a must-see.
User Review - 10/10 by kyle20ellis This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I Nightmare On Elm Street Is A Great Horror Film. It's Clever, Original, And Most Importantly, It's Actually Scary. It's A Highlight Of Maestro Of Horror Wes Craven's Career, And Introduced One Of The Most Terrifying And Iconic Movie Monsters Of All, Freddy Krueger Chillingly Portrayed By Robert Englund. It's Craven's Ability To Derive Scares From Our Natural Fear Of The Unknown That Makes The Film Work On So Many Levels. We Know So Little About Dreams, And The Idea That They Can Cross Over Into The Real World Is A Disturbing Concept Indeed. You Can't Underestimate The Influence Of Nightmare On Films Either, As Without It, You Probably Wouldn't Have Craven's Self-Deprecating Scream Franchise, Or Such Intellectual Blockbusters Addressing Similar Material As Christopher Nolan's Inception. Despite It's Numerous Scares And Philosophical Themes Standing Up Even Today, Some Aspects Of A Nightmare On Elm Street Haven't Suite Stood The Test Of Time. The Sequence Where Freddy Walks Out Of The Mist With Pantomime Prop Quality Extended Arms And The Infamous Rubber Legs Being Dragged Through The Tiny Window Border On Laughable When Watched Today. That Said, These Minor Gripes Do Little To Ruin Your Enjoyment Of A Seminal Horror Film. It's Not Just A Slasher Flick, There's Actually Some Intelligence Behind It Which Makes A Nice Change To The Dumb Modern Hollywood Horror.
User Review - 10/10 by TravisS. AMAZING.

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