A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984 U.S.) D/W: WES CRAVEN P: ROBERT SHAYE
Heather Langenkamp is a teenager terrorised by a figure in her dreams. Robert Englund with claw fingers and scarred face (and stripey jumper) is dead former child molester Freddy Kreuger. Johnny Depp`s debut is as Langenkamp`s boyfriend who gets killed. NIGHTMARE is a good movie (and was a good concept too for a while) with some effective scares, but is no masterpiece. With John Saxon, Charles Fleischer and Lin Shaye. A poster from JAWS had been in Craven`s HILLS HAVE EYES and Sam Raimi put the HILLS poster in THE EVIL DEAD. A clip from DEAD is on tv here. Followed by endless sequels and a remake.

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