A Nightmare on Elm Street ★★★★★

A true classic. One of the defining films of my generation. I may prefer the F13 series overall but I’m not stupid, this is a brilliant film and the start of a great series.

Craven was a true genius. This is such an original take on the slasher game and even though it was copied a hundred times over, it never was duplicated. I can’t even imagine the thrill of being in the audience during the original screening and taking in this entirely unique approach to what was already becoming a tired genre.

Even if they aren’t all the best of actors, I still find the casting to be perfect. Obviously Robert Englund is the only true Freddy and I say that as someone who enjoyed the remake.

5 stars all the way.

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