A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Synopsis

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Cast

  • John Saxon
  • Ronee Blakley
  • Heather Langenkamp
  • Amanda Wyss
  • Johnny Depp
  • Charles Fleischer
  • Robert Englund
  • Joseph Whipp

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Verified Review

This thing is way better metaphorically than as a slasher.

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Francisco Jose A
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way better than I remember. johnny depp in his youth... wowza!

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Nicholas R

Metacritic

75

Nightmare’s skill wasn’t that it invented such associations—which had already been thoroughly mined by its ’70s predecessors—but that it refined them in uniquely disturbing ways, drenching itself in an atmosphere of unreality positioned somewhere between waking and slumbering states.

Metacritic review by Nick Schager
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
90

For such a low-budget movie, Nightmare on Elm Street is extraordinarily polished. The script is consistently witty, the camera work (by cinematographer Jacques Haitkin) crisp and expressive.

Metacritic review by Paul Attanasio
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post