A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
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Nancy is having nightmares, violent nightmares about a mysterious badly burned man with a razor fingered glove on his right hand that calls himself Freddy. When she realizes that her friends are having the same nightmares and that one by one they are being brutally murdered in their sleep she turns to her father who does not believe her and thinks her to be crazy. After she finds out the horrible truth behind Freddy's rampage she decides to take action and bring this dream murderer out of dreamland and into the real world where she can send him straight to where he belongs.
She is the only one who can stop it... if she fails, no one survives.
Title: Nightmare On Elm Street, A
Release Date: November 09, 1984
Runtime: 91 mins
All Genres: Horror
IMDB Rating: 7.4
Buried.com Rating: 8.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With N
MPAA Rating: R
John Saxon ...Lt. Thompson
Ronee Blakley ...Marge Thompson
Heather Langenkamp ...Nancy Thompson
Amanda Wyss ...Tina Gray
Jsu Garcia ...Rod Lane (as Nick Corri)
Johnny Depp ...Glen Lantz
Charles Fleischer ...Dr. King
Joseph Whipp ...Sgt. Parker
Robert Englund ...Fred Krueger
Lin Shaye ...Teacher
Joe Unger ...Sgt. Garcia
Mimi Craven ...Nurse (as Mimi Meyer-Craven)
Jack Shea ...Minister
Ed Call ...Mr. Lantz
Sandy Lipton ...Mrs. Lantz
David Andrews ...Foreman
Jeff Levine ...Coroner (as Jeffrey Levine)
Donna Woodrum ...Tina's Mom
Shashawnee Hall ...Cop #1
Carol Pritikin ...Cop #2
Brian Reise ...Cop #3
Ash Adams ...Surfer #1 (as Jason Adams)
Don Hannah ...Surfer #2
Leslie Hoffman ...Hall Guard
Paul Grenier ...Tina's Mom's Boyfriend
John Richard Petersen ...John, Kid in Classroom
Antonia yannouli ...Girl in Nancy's English class
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More Movie Taglines:
- She is the only one who can stop it... if she fails, no one survives.
- If Nancy Doesn't Wake Up Screaming She Won't Wake Up At All...
- Sleep Kills
- A scream that wakes you up, might be your own...
- Whatever you do, don't fall asleep...or you'll meet the terrifying Freddy.
- Nancy: Whatever you do don't fall asleep.
Marge: [to Nancy] He's dead, honey, because Mommy killed him. [Reveals Freddy's glove] Marge: I even took his knives. So it's okay now. [Puts her hands on Nancy's knees] Marge: You can sleep.
Children: One, two, Freddy's coming for you. / Three, four, better lock your door. / Five, six, grab your crucifix. / Seven, eight, better stay awake. / Nine, ten, never sleep again.
Rod Lane: I had a hard-on this morning when I woke up, Tina... Had your name written all over it. Tina Gray: There's four letters in my name, Rod. How can there be enough room on your joint for four letters? [laughter] Rod Lane: Hey, up yours with a twirling lawnmower!
Tina Gray: Please, God... Freddy Krueger: [Shows off his glove] This... is God.
- The inspiration for the character of Freddy came from several sources in Wes Craven's childhood. Fred Krueger was a schoolmate of Craven with whom he had shared a paper route, and who had bullied him for several years. In The Last House on the Left (1972), Craven also used this experience as inspiration, calling the villain Krug. Freddy's appearance (especially the dirty clothes and hat) was inspired by a hobo who Craven saw staring at him through his window one day when he was ten.
The movie Nancy watches to stay awake is The Evil Dead (1981). She isn't watching a random clip, but rather the theatrical trailer.
A ripped poster of The Evil Dead (1981)can be seen during a dream sequence.
Wes Craven's original concept for Freddy Krueger was considerably more gruesome, with teeth showing through the flesh over the jaw, pus running from the sores, and a part of the skull showing through the head. Make-up artist David B. Miller argued that an actor couldn't be convincingly made up that way and a puppet would be hard to film and wouldn't blend well with live actors, so these ideas were eventually abandoned.
Johnny Depp accompanied friend Jackie Earle Haley to the auditions, where he was spotted by director Wes Craven, who asked him if he'd like to read for the part. Interestingly enough, Haley will be playing Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010).
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