A Nightmare on Elm Street

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8. 1/10. The one that started all nightmares for us. I like it though honestly I felt they were holding back at time particularly with Freddy. He seemed more like an over the top bad guy, not grounded in reality as much others have been. I honestly liked the reboot idea of him being a child molester more because seeing how friendly he appeared to be was chilling. That someone so nice would hurt kids that way is creepy. Still Robert Englund does a great job in, no debate, his greatest role. I would say the weak link was Heather Langenkamp. She came across as this rather bland girl who had nothing going on. She seemed more like a teenager for that 50's show Mr Peepers or that 70's show set in the 50's Happy Days, maybe even Leave It To Beaver. Still I can understand and agree with being a top notch horror movie of the 80's.


Visible crew/equipment: When Rod is being strangled by the sheet in the jail cell, watch as it goes around his neck and you can see the wire in the sheet that pulls it. (00:42:20)

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John, Kid in Classroom: Oh, God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.

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Trivia: The actors' reactions when the car roof came up were real - Wes Craven made the roof speed up unexpectedly.

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Question: I just saw this movie for the first time and I have three questions for it. First, is Freddy supposed to be a ghost or something or did he not really die? Second, how was Nancy able to bring his hat back after her dream? Third, what was with the ending and Nancy's mom? Was it a dream or real?

Answer: 1. Freddy is the ghost of a child killer, he is very difficult to be rid of. He did not die at the end of this film. 2. It is possible to bring items and even people in and out of the dream world. Although it is never explained in detail how. 3. It was a dream, but as seen in the film, that's not a good thing.


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