Nightmare on Elm Street

a nightmare on elm street poster Nightmare on Elm Street

The monstrous spirit of a slain janitor seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.

Last year for Halloween I watched all the Friday The 13th movies, which ranged from ok to terrible, then watched the Chucky films, which ranged from great to terrible, this year I’m going to be watching the Nightmare on Elm Street films. I think I might have been missing out, as the first couple films have been surprisingly good, with minimal bs story points and some mind bending horror. The first film has an hinted sexuality that’s never brought to a raunchy level like Jason would have done, and they used actors that were much closer to the ages of the characters they were playing, 18 or 19 year olds in highschool are much more believable than 30 year olds playing 18 year olds. There’s some repetitive audio cues that get real noticeable by the end of the movie, but that’s the most I can complain about it, this was just a great film.

Special points for having the female lead always say “mother!”, even when she’s in great distress.

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