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R| 1 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
In Wes Craven's classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams -- which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends' parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it's too late?

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

Director: Wes Craven

Genres: Horror

Distributor: New Line Cinema, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Media Home Entertainment, Image Entertainment Inc., New Line Home Video [us]

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Release Date: November 9th, 1984|1 hr. 31 min.

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  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A Nightmare on Elm Street is tailor made for those who like their gore leavened with thought-provoking ideas - something that is a rarity in this genre. show more

  • 80
    Empire

    Turning slumberland into a twisted murderer's den is a masterstroke by Craven, who has brought new blood to a genre that seemed as if it might choke on it's own excesses. show more

  • 83
    Entertainment Weekly

    Some of the effects remain nicely repulsive; Freddy himself comes across as a genuinely nasty piece of work, far removed from his later incarnation. show more

  • July 09, 2012 bi00000000126652
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    I love this movie i grew up watching everyone im a big fan

  • May 16, 2010 rwb12624
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    This is sooo much better than one that came out this year and more scarier.

  • April 24, 2010 Siprich
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    Its cool, Exciting and scary

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