A Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Review 1984

Information and Film Reviews for A Nightmare on Elm Street the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Feverish, genuinely frightening horror film about Freddy Krueger (Englund), a scarred maniac in a fedora and razor-fingered gloves who kills neighborhood teens in their dreams and, subsequently, in reality. Of the children-fight-back genre, in which the lead victim (Langenkamp) ingeniously goes to great lengths to destroy Freddy. In the tradition of "Friday the 13th"'s Jason and "Halloween"'s Michael Myers, "Elm Street" spawned a "Freddy" phenomenon: seven sequels (including the upcoming "Freddy Vs. Jason," linking "Elm Street, Part 8" with "Friday the 13th, Part 10"); a TV series ("Freddy's Nightmares," a horror anthology show hosted by Englund to capitalize on his character); and an army of razor-clawed trick or treaters at Halloween.

Distribution

Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, Phone: (818)407-9100, Email: inquiries@image-entertainment.com, URL: http://www.image-entertainment.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 92 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Big Battles, Killer Dreams, Slasher Flicks
Screenplay
Wes Craven
Cast
John Saxon, Heather Langenkamp, Ronee Blakley, Robert Englund, Amanda Wyss, Nick Corri, Johnny Depp, Charles Fleischer
Cinematography
Jacques Haitkin
Director
Wes Craven
Music
Charles Bernstein
Producer
Media Home Entertainment, Image Associates, Condor Productions, New Line Cinema

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