A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Synopsis
Freddy Krueger, a badly burned boogeyman with razors on his glove, haunts teens in their dreams.
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By James Berardinelli
A Nightmare on Elm Street is tailor made for those who like their gore leavened with thought-provoking ideas - something that is a rarity...
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Some of the effects remain nicely repulsive; Freddy himself comes across as a genuinely nasty piece of work, far removed from his later...
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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...
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Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
Here the idea of sleep as the ultimate threat is still fresh and marvelously insidious, and Craven vitalizes the nightmare sequences with...
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Variety

A Nightmare on Elm Street is a highly imaginative horror film that provides the requisite shocks to keep fans of the genre happy.
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The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
A Nightmare on Elm Street puts more emphasis on bizarre special effects, which aren't at all bad.
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KICK ***

By cookies932
This movie is one of the best classic horror films ever!! Freddy scared me ********!!! The suspense was awesome, the story was awesome, everything. Director Wes Craven did an amazing job with this...

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By FreddyKreuger3456789
A chilling and thrilling masterpiece BY legendary HORROR director WES Craven (New Nightmare,Red EYE) And sexy and cleaver Hearth LAINGCAMP (A Nightmare On Elm St,A Nightmare On Elm St 3:Dream...

30TH Anniversary !!!!

By lightsupabove
I am hoping this classic original will be re-released nationwide in movie theaters sometime this year in honor of it's 30th anniversary. Let's hope !!!...

Best of the best

By redyeah
Wes Craven and Robert Englund make a great team. The movie is so funny and so clever. It brings out issues that everyone has faced at sometime. Being afraid and having no control over it. Well, until...

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) review

By FredKrueger
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a real standout from all of the other 80's horror films in that it created a villain that was totally unlike anything on the scene at the time. The premise of a dream...

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Rated R | For Gory Scenes
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ First feature for knife-handed horror idol Freddy.
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