Written and directed by Wes Craven. Starring Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Ronee Blakley, John Saxon, Amanda Wyss, Jsu Garcia and Lin Shaye.
Plot: a child killer stalks teenagers in their dreams.
Tina has a nightmare about a man with “knives for fingers”. Then, it turns out that all her friends – Nancy (Langenkamp), Glen (Depp), and Rod (Garcia) – are having the same dream about the same man. The four of them wind up at a sleepover together where Tina is killed violently in her sleep. It ends up that Nancy becomes the main protagonist and has to figure out how to deal with Freddy while asleep and awake.
The movie is a classic. The cast is nice, the jumpscares are incredible and Freddy’s rhyme is an essential part of horror cinema. The movie is also original, has nice effects and we love the “No, it’s a nightmare!” song in the end credits. Still, it’s not a great movie. There are glaring plot holes, no one’s completely likable and the end is confusing as hell. But you have to watch it. Just to say you did.
I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero.
1. My favorite place in the world is Atlantic City. The food, the smells, the beach - I love it all.
2. I am particularly good at crafting. Especially scrapbooking and cross-stitch.
3. I am mixed. My dad is black and my mom is white. I'm very proud of both sides of myself.
4. My favorite food is either the cheesesteak or the hoagie. Not the sub, not the grinder, the hoagie. Totally different experience.
5. I have a number of pen pals I write snail mail to. We exchange stickers and little gifts sometimes, too. I have an extensive sticker collection.
6. I just reconnected with my father after 15+ years. It's going great so far. I've missed him.
7. My brother is my best friend, hence the reason we do this together.
8. I don't have a favorite book. I like too many to have a favorite. But Paul Zindel is my favorite author. Stephen King and Jane Austen are close seconds. I know, eclectic.
9. I'm not very religious at all. I consider myself agnostic.
10. I would say that my most prized possessions are my dogs, but I don't consider them possessions. I consider them people. They are my people.
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2 thoughts on “A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)”
Definitely a classic and a perfect gory slasher for the times. I’ll never forget only getting to see the first ten minutes the first time I saw this because my girlfriend (later my wife) went shrieking out of the theater. Great times the 80’s.
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LOL. Nice story.
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