A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Freddy’s one of the best horror villians ever. Too bad nobody else in the movie can act…
Fred Krueger is an icon of horror. Armed with his homemade glove of knives, the undead killer now haunts the dreams of local teens with no chance of escape. It’s an amazing premise, and it’s almost criminal that Wes Craven totally screws it up with his cheesy writing, atrocious ending and poor, poor casting. The effects are undeniably great and insane, and deserve their place in the pantheon of slasher legends. But this movie can’t get out of its own way half the time. You might say it’s stuck in its worst nightmare.
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Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.
Excerpt taken from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). © 1984 New Line Cinema.