A Nightmare on Elm Street
A hellish, razor-fingered monster enters the dreams of the
teenage residents of a bucolic town and systematically slaughters them in their
sleep--until one courageous young woman does battle with the predatory fiend. An
excellent, surprisingly surrealistic genre entry from the master, Wes Craven.
A replusive, decaying figure with razor-sharp
appendages (and an even sharper sense of humor!) suddenly appears
in the dreams of four Los Angeles teenagers. It is the ghost of
Freddy Krueger, a suspected child murderer killed long ago by the
neighborhood parents. Now he's able to exact his bloody vengeance
by killing the teens off, one by one, as they sleep.
Finally just one girl remains. Desperately, she tries to stay
awake by every means possible, but even pills and massive amounts
of coffee wear off sometime -- and when they do, she'll have to
battle Freddy for her very life.
It's her worst nightmare ... and it's coming true.
Both Elite Laserdiscs (EE3734 & EE3733) are
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Color by DeLuxe.
Budget estimate $1.8 million.
Released in USA October 31, 1984.
The film's original running time was listed at 150 minutes, it is
now listed at 91 minutes.
Feature film debut for actor Johnny Depp.
Although he directed only the first film, director/writer Wes
Craven's "Nightmare on Elm Street" continued to
fascinate horror movie buffs. Subsequently, four more films were
made, all of them featuring Robert Englund as the infamous Freddy
The movie also led to a television series called "Freddy's
Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Censors.
"...A highly imaginative horror film that
provides the requisite shocks to keep fans of the genre
happy....Wes Craven tantalizingly merges dreams with the ensuing
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