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A Nightmare on Elm Street

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Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, 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. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

Directed by: Wes Craven

Who Stars in A Nightmare on Elm Street

John Saxon
Lieutenant Thompson

John Saxon

Ronee Blakley
Marge Thompson

Ronee Blakley

Heather Langenkamp
Nancy Thompson

Heather Langenkamp

Amanda Wyss
Tina Gray

Amanda Wyss

Jsu Garcia
Rod Lane

Jsu Garcia

Johnny Depp
Glen Lantz

Johnny Depp


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Review for A Nightmare on Elm Street

Author: John Chard

Dream Attack. The kids of Elm Street appear to be having the same bad dream, one in which a scarred faced bogeyman in a stripy jumper hunts them with knives attached to his fingers. When the dream becomes a reality for one of the kids, and the worst happens, Nancy Thompson risks all to bring the bogeyman into the open. Stupendous horror movie, one that not even the ream of sequels, spin- offs and cartoons could ever diminish. Wes Craven creates a film of utter terror, unleashing one of the genres most famous monsters on the unsuspecting film loving public, with Robert Englund as the hideous Fred Krueger having the time of his life slashing away and delivering oral venom. A number of scenes and sequences are staggeringly memorable, in the process shifting into horror movie folklore. The youthful cast are sensibly written (Craven's screenplay that took inspiration from a true story he read about Cambodian refugees literally dying of nightmares!), they are not dumb these kids, just vulnerable, but led by Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) there may be hope of some survivors? The blurry line between dreams and reality gets a bloody make-over here, creating biblical snoots in the process. In short, essential horror movie for those inclined. 9/10


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Production

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New Line Cinema

Smart Egg Pictures


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Status
Released

Release Date
1984-11-14

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 31 mins

Budget
$ 1,800,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 57,000,000.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 55,200,000.00 (Estimated in USA)

Genres
Horror

Keywords
child murder dream sleep ohio nightmare sadism supernatural psychopath horror murder slasher teenager trapped alcoholic boiler room booby trap disfigurement medical test nightmare becomes reality urban fantasy supernatural horror


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