A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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She is the only one who can stop it... if she fails, no one survives.

Directed By Wes Craven Wes Craven Starring John Saxon John Saxon  •  Ronee Blakley Ronee Blakley  •  Heather Langenkamp Heather Langenkamp  •  Johnny Depp Johnny Depp  •  Robert Englund Robert Englund Genres Horror  •  Slasher Film  •  Supernatural Horror  •  Teen Movie Studios &
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A Nightmare on Elm Street  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  New Line Cinema  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best Horror Films  •  They Shoot Zombies, Don't They? Top 1000 Horror Movies
Release Info 1984-11-09T00:00:00Z November 9, 1984
Color  •  91 minutes R Rated R
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Comments (11)

 
GlitterRedEyes

GlitterRedEyes on 11/16/2013 Reply  · 

No matter the special effects, I will always love this film. Freddy is iconic from the moment you see him. The fact that he is powerful within the dreamworld gives him a chilling, supernatural vibe. Perfectly original.

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traceSD

traceSD on 3/3/2014 Reply  · 

The best alternative slasher flick. A must watch.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 3/31/2014 Reply  · 

My favorite horror film and my favorite film of all time

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/9/2014 Reply  · 

Take that back

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Danny237

Danny237 on 5/7/2015 Reply  · 

Underrated.

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 8/31/2015 Reply  · 

Another great gone...why they don't leave Ty Simpkins?

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thejamin

thejamin on 8/31/2015 Reply  · 

R.I.P. Wes Craven

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Zebula77

Zebula77 on 9/1/2015 Reply  · 

Im' reranking this one. Saw it last night in honour of Wes. RIP.

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 12/5/2015 Reply  · 

One of the best horror movies ever.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 1/21/2018 Reply  · 

Great villain, smart plot and very investing. Only the score is letting it down from being a great movie. Just a dated 80s score from a video game packed with synthesisers and drumming. A better score would’ve made the film as a whole more effective.

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TommyDoyle2016

TommyDoyle2016 on 2/1/2020 Reply  · 

I like how this movie is about younger generations paying for the mistakes that past generations committed. Freddy Krueger is a man that should be brought to justice, but any kind of "justice" done with one's own hands is just wrong.

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