A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street

DVD - 1984
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Nancy is having grisly nightmares in which something monstrous wants to kill her. Meanwhile, her high-school friends, who are having the same dreams, are being slaughtered in their sleep by the fiend.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] : New Line Home Entertainment, c1984
ISBN: 9780780655508
0780655508
Branch Call Number: NIG
Characteristics: 2 dvds (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm

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🔪🧤 The script is weak on logic and exposition, but what are you watching it for? Suspense, murders, and bloody special effects, and that's what you get. It delivers what the title promises.

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GraveGoth
Nov 04, 2019

I absolutely adore this movie and I could definitely understand how it is considered a classic. However, there are some unnecessary scenes where the special effects can be considered silly, but I won't be too harsh with the movie considering it's old. Other than that, I definitely recommend.

This is a really good show!! It is creepy & exciting!!! Great Show!!!

VaughanPLAlison Oct 18, 2018

Finally gave the horror classic a chance. I liked it and I can see why it's a classic and why Freddy Krueger has become a bit of an icon. A lot of horror tropes here and some good gore. My big complaint though, and this might just be me, is I thought it got kind of goofy in the final act. I couldn't help but compare it to Home Alone. But that last scene is still killer (heh heh) and I think it's a must watch for any horror fan.

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Big fan of Mr. Krueger!

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pca73macdonald
Nov 08, 2017

Freaking scary-unbelievably terrifying almost as good as Blair Witch Project-the first one! Wes Craven delivers-not as great as PinHead(the character but close) Freddy Krueger is worth watching!Even the sequels are scary! Johnny Depp-though young in this is excellent as are the other stars and worth it!

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pca73macdonald
Mar 20, 2017

Young Johnny Depp. Especially scary, couldn't watch the whole thing for years ie-girl in body bag dragged down school hallway. Enjoyed the acting, interesting plot-spawned a whole genre of excellent horror movies. Great acting, special effects wild!

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distortnoise
Sep 29, 2015

This DVD is badly damaged. I can't even play this DVD. I think it's high time this got replaced.

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PVG3827
Sep 01, 2015

Truly a Niche MAKER, in the Genre of Horror Films, and, brought back Robert Englund from almost TOTAL obscurity, after His coming to the fore, in the series, "V",! You will be MISSED, sorely, Wes Craven!

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Slys65ss
Aug 31, 2015

Stick with the original, if only to see Johnny Depp's fate in the first of the Freddy Krueger series. It's not possible to reminisce about growing up without singing "One two, Freddy's coming for you..." RIP Wes Craven.

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Children: One, two, Freddy's coming for you. / Three, four, better lock your door. / Five, six, grab your crucifix. / Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. / Nine, ten, never sleep again.

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ManMachine
Jun 10, 2014

"Whatever you do, don't fall asleep!"

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ManMachine
Jun 10, 2014

"Do you believe in the bogeyman!?"

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ManMachine
Jun 10, 2014

"It's only a dream!"

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bdls206
Apr 06, 2011

Children: One, two, Freddy's coming for you. / Three, four, better lock your door. / Five, six, grab your crucifix. / Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. / Nine, ten, never sleep again.

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ManMachine
Jun 10, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Lots of intense, heart-pounding action. Very bloody and gory, too.

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ManMachine
Jun 10, 2014

Violence: Very violent and sadistic and twisted.

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bdls206
Apr 06, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Apr 06, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Boobychuk
Mar 16, 2013

Boobychuk thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 06, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 06, 2011

In the dreams of his victims, a spectral child murderer stalks the children of the members of the lynch mob that killed him.

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