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 (13)

 
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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IloveMovie243

IloveMovie243 on 6/11/2021 Reply  · 

That’s not what the movie’s about... at all.

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lyconthrope

lyconthrope on 12/19/2020 Reply  · 

Ok, this is another horror film that I might get attacked for what I am going to say. Yes, it is exciting but I do not see this in the same level as Halloween and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Halloween is the ultimate slasher and it is suspenseful and Chainsaw massacre is the father of all the slasher films, Freddy on the other hand is quite goofy though I will not say that it is not a good slasher horror flick at all.

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