A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • 1984
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Wes Craven
  • Cast: Robert Englund, Johnny Depp, Heather Langenkamp

Perhaps the quintessential teenage slasher flick, A Nightmare on Elm Street obliterates the distinction between fantasy and reality. Nancy (Langenkamp) and her friends Glen (Depp), Tina (Amanda Wyss) and Rod (Nick Corri), discover they’re all being stalked in their dreams by the grotesque psychopath Freddie Krueger (Englund). As Krueger begins to systematically target each of them, the teens must stay awake for long enough to formulate a plan to stop him, or become mincemeat at the hand of his notorious razor-blade glove …

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