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A Nightmare on Elm Street

(1984)
R In Theaters 11/9/1984 , 92min.
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Viewer Score
81%
Viewer score based on 15 ratings
78%
Critic score based on 6 reviews

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July 09, 2012
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I love this movie i grew up watching everyone im a big fan
May 16, 2010
RWB12624
This is sooo much better than one that came out this year and more scarier.
April 24, 2010
Siprich
Its cool, Exciting and scary
April 19, 2010
drummerbk56
One awesome-ass horror movie! Wes Craven is pretty creative in the horror way- and sucks to be johnny depp- he had to die in sad way
July 07, 2008
grndigrl
The greatest movie of all times!!

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Variety
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a highly imaginative horror film that provides the requisite shocks to keep fans of the genre happy. Full Review
J.R. Jones
Chicago Reader
Here the idea of sleep as the ultimate threat is still fresh and marvelously insidious, and Craven vitalizes the nightmare sequences with assorted surrealist novelties. Full Review
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. Full Review
Vincent Canby
The New York Times
A Nightmare on Elm Street puts more emphasis on bizarre special effects, which aren't at all bad. Full Review
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