Wes Craven, the master of horror, introduced us to Fred Krueger in 1984. This was my gateway horror movie, and one that I do not regularly watch. Freddy was the star of a nasty nightmare as a child.
However Freddy and the Elm Street movies have a large cult-like following. And with nine movies around the character, and various comics, stories, and other brand paraphernalia the series is something that everyone can relate with.
The movie begins with Nancy and her friends who are all having odd dreams, involving a man with razors on his hand. When one of the friends is attacked in her sleep and dies, her boyfriend is charged with the murder, but Nancy knows it wasn’t him, it was the man in the dreams.
As her friends are slowly being murdered, and the police aren’t able to help, it’s up to Nancy and her boyfriend Glen, to catch the man in the dream, and bring him into the real world.
Will they be able to destroy him, or will he continue to kill people in their dreams?
A Nightmare on Elm Street stars:
- Heather Langenkamp – Nancy
- Johnny Depp – Glen
- Robert Englund – Fred Krueger
- Amanda Wyss – Tina
- Jsu Garcia – Rod
One, two, Freddy’s coming for you,
Three, four, better lock your door.
Five, six, get a crucifix,
Seven, eight, better stay up late.
Nine, ten, never sleep again.