A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street

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- 75/100 based on 159,725 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. While 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. While 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.
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.
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.
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 RegOz A classic...it will never age! A milestone in the horror genre, that is for sure! There is much to love and nothing to hate about this film (well, we hate Freddy, but we love the idea that he is there, otherwise we wouldn't have had this movie!!! ;) ). Nowadays, there are not many horror movies that can compare to this one...
User Review - 10/10 by MovieGoer14 A Nightmare on Elm Street is really creepy and masterful with inventive and original ideas. The visual effects are amazing, first rate intense ideas. The plot is horrifying and scary as hell, with twists and thrills that you will stay with you for a long time. The acting is above mediocre but not perfect. Overall, it is funny, scary and great.
User Review - 10/10 by FanBoyCritic1 A Nightmare On Elm Street(1984) Starring:John Saxon,Ronne Blaxely,Heather Langenkamp,Amanda Wyss,Nick Corri,Johnny Depp,Robert Englund Written and Directed By: Wes Craven My Review A long time has come and gone since the essental slasherA Nightmare On Elm Street(1984) Starring:John Saxon,Ronne Blaxely,Heather Langenkamp,Amanda Wyss,Nick Corri,Johnny Depp,Robert Englund Written and Directed By: Wes Craven My Review A long time has come and gone since the essental slasher from the 80's was released and I have been wanting to see it for years. When i first tried to watch this it was the most terrifying movie I had ever seen and I couldn't even finish it. But finally it was on the television once more and I finally got to watch it, what do I think? Everyone knows at this point what this movie is about. I first saw the sequel Freddy's revenge which was terrible,un-enjoyable,boring,and un-scary. When it was released I saw the remake which was very boring but had a cool looking trailer. Freddy's original outing with Heather Langenkamp is about the small town the elm street teenagers dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. With a supporting cast that includes horror veterans like John Saxon and Ronee Blakley, director Wes Craven creates moments of real dread by examining the line between nightmares and reality, as well as the "sins of the parents" theme. All of the effects and deaths are still slick,smooth,and disturbing. The movie has aged over the years but it's still pretty cool to watch and I just love how the father just didn't see Freddy at all I personally thought he was going to find out. Heck this movie even introduced Johnny Depp. I give A Nightmare on Elm Street a 5 out of 5.
User Review - 10/10 by kyle20ellis I love this movie, bought the Blu-Ray and it's still amazing. The story's really good, I think. A girl is haunted by nightmares and after a short while she gets killed in a really gruesome way, well, gruesome for the 80's, but still sick. Then the next girl, Nancy, is haunted, like all of her friends, which one by one get killed. Freddy Krueger might just be one of the creepiest guys you'll ever see in a movie. He also has the most awesome weapon, I mean, c'mon, who can beat a glove with knifes as fingers? I am still really impressed with the facial effects of Freddy. That mask put on Robert Englund's face really makes Krueger a believable, as far as a nightmare murderer can be believable. So, if you're looking for an awesome horror movie, even if it's old, this one's for you. Little advise: Don't watch this before you go to sleep. This movie still freaks me out, even if I watched it like 8 times.
User Review - 10/10 by TylerDurden900 Nightmare on elm street has everything a horror fan could want. The actors are good, the plot is unique and the movie is intensely scary. Freddy Kruger is one of the most iconic horror movie villains. He is as recognizable as Michael Meyers, Chucky, The Exorcist, Nicholson from The Shining and Pinhead from Hellraiser. Nightmare is a horror classic that set the bar for genuine terror.
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 Urbanlistener A Wes Craven masterpiece like any other! A landmark in the horror genre, with an unforgettable and nasty villain we all came to love and dress up as every Halloween and a great soundtrack that makes the horror scenes much more frightening. A classic you can't pass up on.

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