Sunday, August 7, 2011

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)

It's hard to believe, but once upon a time, long before the guitar gif, the video game scene, the 900 number, the Satanawful rap video, the cheesy one-liners, the sellout brand marketing or the soulless remake Fred Krueger was actually a serious character. You already know the story to this original horror classic - an child molester is cornered by a group of vigilante parents and burned alive, now the children are teenagers and he's back to haunt their dreams and kill them. But what struck me the most upon rewatching this film is it's actually pretty dark and Freddy is kinda scary! I'm sure back in 1984 this movie was freaking mainstream audiences the fook out. I'm still disappointed in Freddy's lack of sex drive, since he was a fucking sex pervert...maybe the people behind A SERBIAN FILM should "reboot" the ELM STREET franchise!

Anyway, even though it's kinda dated and the ending nowadays reminds me of HOME ALONE I still love this movie and that's not just the nostalgic feeling of being raised in the 80's talking. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET is a well made film and one of the most influential horror films of all time. Required viewing, not just for horror fans, but all lovers of Cinema.

Part 2 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Part 3 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Part 4 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
Part 5 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Part 6 - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
Part 7 - Wes Craven's New Nightmare
Remake 1 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
Freddy vs Jason