A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher film written and directed by Wes Craven. The film was released on November 9, 1984, and grossed USD 57 million worldwide. It is considered to be one of the greatest horror films ever made, spawning a franchise consisting of six sequels, a television series, a crossover with Friday the 13th, and various other merchandise. A remake of the same name was released in 2010.
About A Nightmare on Elm Street in brief
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher film written and directed by Wes Craven, and produced by Robert Shaye. The plot concerns four teenagers living on one street in the fictitious town of Springwood, Ohio, who are invaded and killed in their dreams, and thus killed in reality, by a burnt killer with a bladed leather glove. The film was released on November 9, 1984, and grossed USD 57 million worldwide. It is considered to be one of the greatest horror films ever made, spawning a franchise consisting of six sequels, a television series, a crossover with Friday the 13th, and various other merchandise. A remake of the same name was released in 2010, and, aside from Stunts, Polyester, and Alone in the Dark, it was one the first films produced by New Line Cinema, leading the company to become a successful film studio up till 2008 and was even nicknamed \”The House that Freddy Built\”. The film is credited with using many of the tropes found in the low-budget horror films of the 1970s and 1980s that originated with John Carpenter’s Halloween and led this subgenre to be called the slasher films. It was followed by A Nightmare on. Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. The movie was released to mixed reviews, with some critics calling it too violent and others saying it was too PG-13 and too violent. The sequel was released a year later, and it was the first installment in the A Nightmare On Elm Street film series and stars Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger, and Johnny Depp in his film debut.
In the film, Tina Gray awakens from a nightmare where she is attacked by a disfigured man wearing a blade-fixed glove in a boiler room. The next day, Tina is consoled by her best friend Nancy Thompson and Nancy’s boyfriend Glen Lantz. In her dream, Nancy sees Freddy prepare to kill Rod in his cell before he turns his attention towards her. At school, Nancy falls asleep in class and dreams that the man, who calls himself Freddy, chases her to the boiler room and intentionally burns her arm on a pipe to wake up. Nancy then depends on caffeine to stay awake and invites Glen to watch over her as she sleeps. In reality, Nancy runs away; Glen has fallen asleep but Nancy wakes up when her alarm clock goes off. Nancy goes to the police station, who tells her details about what happened to Tina along with his own recent nightmares. This makes Nancy believe that Freddy is responsible for Tina’s death. At home, Nancy fall asleep in the bathtub and is nearly drowned by Freddy. Now alone, Nancy seeks revenge against Freddy, now a vengeful ghost, and seeks to break into the house and booby trap the house in twenty minutes. Nancy grabs Freddy’s fedora and pulls it from the house. Upon barricading the house, Marge reveals to Nancy that Freddy was a sadistic child murderer.