Plot & Details
Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. With a supporting cast that includes horror veterans like John Saxon and Ronee Blakley, director Wes Craven creates moments of real dread by examining the line between nightmares and reality, as well as the "sins of the parents" theme.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Fantasy,Horror
- Run Time: 92min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 11/09/1984
- DVD Release Date: 09/07/1999
- Distributor(s): New Line
- Director(s): Wes Craven
- Starring: John Saxon , Ronee Blakely , Heather Langenkamp , Amanda Wyss , Nick Corri
- Themes: Woman In Jeopardy,Serial Killers,Disfigured Criminals
- Tone: Creepy,Visceral,Gruesome,Ominous,Tense,Dreamlike,Menacing
- Keywords: disfigurement, dream, nightmare, teenagers, terror, good-vs-evil, homicidal-maniac, revenge, slasher, undead
- Country of Origin: USA (11-09-1984)
- Language: English