A Nightmare on Elm StreetYears ago a child murderer named Fred Krueger was released from his charges because of a police technicality.  The parents of Elm Street decided to take matters into their own hands and killed Freddy themselves.  Now, years after Freddy Krueger was murdered by the parents of Elm Street, he has found a new way to extend his terror, and that is through the dreams of the children on Elm Street.  With his main target being Nancy Thompson, she must find a way to either stay awake or stop Freddy once and for all, because if these kids die in their dreams, there will be no waking up.

Tina wakes up from a horrible dream, once in which she sees a horribly burned man attacking her.  The next day, she meets up with her friends Nancy, Rod, and Glen.  As it turns out, the four of them had the same dream last night of the burned man in the red sweater.  The four friends decide to stay the night at Tina’s house, and that night as they fall asleep, Tina has another dream of this nightmare man.  She wakes up everyone in the house as she screams, everyone except her that is.  Glen and Nancy try to get into the room as Rod watches someone attack her in her sleep, only there wasn’t anyone with her.  Cuts just appeared to be happening.  After Tina is brutally murdered by Freddy, Rod takes off running and Nancy and Glen are taken in for questioning.  The police, with Nancy’s father in charge, now set up a manhunt for Rod, thinking that he is the one who murdered Tina.  Once Rod is captured, Nancy goes to see him, and when she sees Rod fall asleep and is murdered by Freddy too, she sets out to catch this dream killer before he gets her and Glen as well.

A Nightmare on Elm Street is a true classic.  It introduces to the third killer of the main three from the 80’s, with the other two being Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees.  Nightmare on Elm Street, directed by Wes Craven, is a very creative horror flick with an original killer who kills people in their dreams, and when they die in their dreams, it really happens in reality.  With the success of Nightmare on Elm Street, it spawned a number of sequels, and even 20 years later, we are still getting new movies with Freddy Krueger in it.  Not to mention, there was also a short lived TV Series with the now famous Freddy Krueger as the star.  With almost 20 years having passed, A Nightmare on Elm Street still hasn’t become a dated flick.  Freddy is still a character that people know of, whether they have seen any of his flicks or not.  Even with there now being eight films in this series, this one still remains as one of the best, and the Nightmare on Elm Street series even beats out a number of other horror movie series in terms of quality.  If you’re in the mood to check out a classic horror flick that you are guaranteed to love, then I highly recommend you watching Nightmare on Elm Street.  If you haven’t seen this movie yet, you don’t know what you are missing out.  This movie is worth buying and it belongs in every horror fan’s movie collection.  I give this classic a 10 out of 10.

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Posted on June 2, 2008

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  1. magenta_tears

    8 years ago

    What a classic!!! That is officaially all i can say about this movie!! Im in sheer adoration of wes craven for adding this wonderful piece to my library of horror.#
    To people that are new to the genre, i can imagine that the review on your part would be along the lines of..’poor SFX’, thats the beauty with this movie, every variable brings this masterpiece together. A classic in it’s own right!!

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