Logline: A child murderer hunts down a group of teenagers in their dreams.
Review: Written and directed by Wes Craven, A Nightmare on Elm Street is a classic horror film featuring Freddy Krueger, the child murderer with his trademark burned face, red and green sweater, brown fedora, and glove with knives for fingers. Craven’s iconic character has become engrained in popular culture, as familiar as Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, and other classic monsters.
Freddy would go on to appear in six sequels, a crossover film with the Friday the 13th franchise, and a remake. Over the years, Freddy became a comedian and far removed from Craven’s original character who is dark and menacing. Freddy’s sly humor is certainly on display here but it is not over the top as in later films. The original Nightmare is still the best film in the franchise. It is dark, inventive, and highly entertaining…
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