Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Horror Of...A Nightmare On Elm Street, In Short

This is one of those movies most of us know about. And it's becoming a modern classic. The movie helped accelerate the slasher movie era, which is not all a good thing. But if there is a right way to do slasher movies, this and Halloween were the ones to pull it off best. As a film it is a sight to be seen, through your fingers, as you cover your eyes.

It is a movie that gave us an iconic baddie, to haunt all our nightmares...

A Nightmare on Elm Street

This 1984 film does a good job of still haunting many of us. Aptly the movie opens mid nightmare, and the slow process of developing the character of Freddy Krueger. From his choice of blades to his stylish hat to that sweater of his, you will long remember what he is.

But the story itself follows others. Our beloved teens. We have the virginal Nancy, played by Heather Langenkamp. We have her friend in a mature relationship, Tina, played by Amanda Wyss. Her boyfriend who looks to have escaped from Grease, Rod, played by Nick Corri. And Nancy's ever eager boyfriend Glen, played by...

Hey! It's Johnny Depp again! Well, I guess we know one character that is sure to survive this movie.

The movie opens as the mysterious Freddy Krueger seems to stalk and kill kids in town, or at least toys with them. But why? What would motivate this? How can he be doing this? And what aren't the kids' parents telling them?

The seemingly unstoppable force that Freddy presents is terrifying. How do you fight it? How do you escape it?

And once you are in his nightmares, what will you do?

Skip sleeping tonight, put on this movie, and see whether Freddy really is coming for you.

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