Debut film for everyone's favourite psychotic slasher, Freddy Krueger. When American teenager Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suffer from nightmares, she discovers that many of her friends are having similarly disturbed nights' sleep. Their dreams are haunted by the hideously scarred former child murderer Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) who, it soon transpires, has the power to kill them in their sleep. Freddy is out to exact his revenge on the children of those who burned him alive in retribution for his crimes. The only way to avoid Freddy's reprisals is to avoid sleep, but Nancy knows that she can't stay awake for ever.
Release Date: 27 September 2010
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 88 minutes
Production Year: 1984
Main Language: English
Original approach to the 'dream or reality' thriller
Difficult one to review. Like Halloween, the moneymakers didn't know when to stop with the sequels. But I'll stick my neck out and say that judging this movie alone it could be considered a work of genius. The way we slide unexpectedly into sleep and start dreaming is accurately portrayed here. Even the viewer isn't sure and that's the magic. Depp catapulted his career debuting in this movie.