A Nightmare on Elm Street

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A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • R
  • 1h 31m
  • 1984
Certified Fresh94%
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Can your nightmares be fatal? In this classic of the horror film genre that launched a movie franchise, a hideously scarred pedophile who was murdered by a lynch mob returns years later in the terrifying nightmares of his killers' teenaged children ... And the dreaming teenagers are starting to die in their sleep.
© 1984 New Line Productions, Inc. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and all related characters and elements are trademarks.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh94%
Critics Consensus: Wes Craven's intelligent premise, combined with the horrifying visual appearance of Freddy Krueger, still causes nightmares to this day.
Reviews
Little White Lies
David Jenkins
Fresh

A smart, streamlined slasher with plenty under the bonnet.

June 22, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

A highly imaginative horror film that provides the requisite shocks to keep fans of the genre happ...

June 21, 2017
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones
Fresh

Craven vitalizes the nightmare sequences with assorted surrealist novelties.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Nicholas Royle
Fresh

It's all good scary fun.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
First feature for knife-handed horror idol Freddy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that A Nightmare on Elm Street is a slasher flick with a lot of over-the-top gore and violence, with the qualifier that it's often "nightmare," surreal violence. Nightmare visions include a face being torn off to reveal a staring skull, a geyser of blood pouring out of a victim's bed and pooling in defiance of gravity on the ceiling, and so forth. It's dream-like, but fatalities still result. The young people at the center of the film, though very highly evolved for horror-movie teens circa 1984, are still sexually active and at odds with their parents.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror
  • Release Date:January 1, 1984
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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