A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

1984 • 91 minutes
4.6
1.7K reviews
73%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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Can your nightmares be fatal? In this classic of the horror film genre that launched a movie franchise, a hideously scarred pedophile who was murdered by a lynch mob returns years later in the terrifying nightmares of his killers' teenage children -- and the dreaming teenagers are starting to die in their sleep. Starring Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Johnny Depp ("Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy"), Golden Globe-winner John Saxon ("Enter the Dragon," "The Appaloosa"), Heather Langenkamp (TV's "Just the Ten of Us") and Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger ("Urban Legend," "The Mangler").
MPAA Rating: R A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © New Line Productions, Inc.
Rating
R
4.6
1.7K reviews
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July 27, 2017
Love it!!! Very classic and scary horror movie. Of course this is the movie that made us terrified of Freddy Krueger before the sequels set Freddy up as a stand up comedy performer who just so happens to like killing kids in their dreams. But if you want to be terrified of him. Go with this one right here, the very best of the franchise. Part 2 was also a very creepy and sinister follow up to this movie as well. I'd say 1 and 2 were the scariest to me.
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John Shattuck
October 9, 2020
Absolute masterpiece. No doubt this is my favorite horror movie the film is about a killer named freddy Kroger who haunts these teenagers in their sleep and kills them. The main character i forgot what her name was but tries to avoid as much sleep as possible and survive the terror happing in elm Street 10/10
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Joseph Tutorials
August 15, 2021
A Nightmare on Elm Street Is a suspense horror slasher with scares A Nightmare on Elm Street is about these teenagers who start to fall asleep while in their dreams they are seeing Freddy Krueger who they learn to know who it is this A Nightmare on Elm Street makes the dreams so great in a lot of movies what do that, for example, Halloween II 2009 I get frustrated with all those dream sequences but in this movie, It works great you don't feel confused throughout the movie which is great the score is great actually I don't it would be off nope it was perfect Freddy Krueger looks great he's great as Freddy also I do like that he teases and fools around very different from the slashers I have watched so the first kill in the movie is tina actually my second fav character how she dies is interesting because in the dream she tries to figure out who it is but then she sees Freddy than Freddy goes after her but then her boyfriend wakes up to her freaking out than freddy starts to control her goes on the walls and roof than freddy cuts her than she dies interesting kill to me that felt like Annabelle what she would of kinda do Nancy as a character is interesting also because in the first act i did not like her but than as Tina gets killed her character becomes a lot better in the movie Glen was not a great character he kinda got annoying when he would not listen to Nacy but the kill was insane he sinks into the bed but than a hole makes blood it is glushes out blood it is crazy the kills in the movie are crazy it is crazy what they can do in the 1980's now we have not even had a A Nightmare on Elm Street movie in over a decade which sucks the only thing i don't like is the ending i am confused with that what nothing happened? all round A Nightmare on Elm Street is a an awesome Slasher with fun kills and an great performance my Robert Englund and the whole Cast So I give A Nightmare on Elm Street an A-
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