A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street ★★★★★

As the most celebrated horror film of 1984 that also saw the birth of one of the genre’s most iconic villains, it’s understandable that Wes Craven’s no-sleep slasher still has the reputation that it does. Like lambs to the slaughter, we see a group of teenagers get hunted down in their dreams by a serial killer with knives for fingers – pretty cool, huh? Even so, it’s not so much the creepy plot that’s the hook here, but the creative style in which Craven directed the hell out of it.
From the imaginative dream sequences with unforgettable kills that are also matched with a diabolical soundtrack, to Robert Englund’s career-defining performance as the notorious Freddy Kruger, Elm Street is worth losing sleep over for at least one night.

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