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A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare On Elm Street
Directed By: Wes Craven

The Story
A Nightmare On Elm Street is horror at its very finest. Wes Craven created a very smart, yet very imaginitive horror movie that leaves you hiding behind your hands, and scared to go to fu**** sleep. The story of Freddy Krueger is truly terrifying, and the idea of him visiting you when your asleep is very very smart. The whole am i awake, or am i asleep, is this a dream, or is this real.. is something we all can relate to, and it truly messes with your head. A Nightmare On Elm Street is a true horror classic and one of my all time favourite movies.

The Cast
The characters are pretty good, but a little dated now obvisouly. I watched this movie on saturday night and the cast do seem a little more cheesier than i remembered, but it has been over 30 years since its release so its understandable. Robert Englund is fantastic as Freddy Krueger. He's one of the scariest creations to ever come out of a horror movie. A true monster, a true beast, and the true Boogeyman. And trust me, John Wick does not give this boogeyman nightmares.

Movie Trivia: New Line Cinema was saved from bankruptcy by the success of the film, and was jokingly nicknamed "the house that Freddy built".

The original glove was used in A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), and was also seen in Evil Dead II (1987). However, when Wes Craven loaned the glove to the A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) set, it was lost, and has never been located since.

The scene where Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) is attacked by Freddy in her bathtub was shot using a bottomless tub, which was put in a bathroom set that had been built over a swimming pool. During the underwater sequence, Langenkamp was replaced with stuntwoman Christina Johnson. Langenkamp spent 12 hours in the bath during filming.
Movie Highlight
My movie highlight has got to the iconic bathroom scene where young nancy is singing.........

One, Two..Freddy's Coming for You!!!
Three, Four....Better Lock Your Door!!!
Five, Six....Grab Your Crucifix!!!
Seven, Eight....Better Stay Up Late!!!
Nine, Ten.....Never...Sleep Again!!!"

Nancy fall's asleep singing and Freddy's hand appears out of the water. Its such a frightening scene where you realise where ever you fall asleep he can get to you. Its moments like this that really showcase just how imaginitive A Nightmare On Elm Street is.

Overall everything about this movie is truly terrifying. The story, the soundtracks, the song, and of course Freddy Krueger himself. Its a fantasic slasher, and another horror classic back from the 80's.