A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

Posted: October 6, 2013 in Movies, Op-ed, Reviews
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“One, Two, Freddys coming for you. Three, Four, better lock your door”

Continuing with our discussion, we now come to A Nightmare On Elm Street, a movie that comes after you when you are most vulnerable. Just when you thought you were safe. There you are lying in your bed, covers tucked around you so nothing can grab hold of a stray limb, night light on, crucifix hanging near, you haven’t been doing drugs or drinking or having underage sex and just when you’re ready to fall into the safety of slumber…Here comes Wes Craven, one of the masters of horror to fuck it up for you…thanks Wes.

“Five, Six, grab your crucifix. Seven, Eight, better stay up late.”

So your parents decided to take justice into their own hands when the local child murderer got off on a technicality. So they corner him and burn him alive and your mother takes the custom razor glove he used to kill children as some sort of fucked up trophy and keeps it in the furnace in the basement of your home. So this killer of kids got what was coming to him and theres nothing to worry about because if anyone deserves to come back and get revenge its definitely not this guy. You and your friends can sleep well tonight Nancy, everything’s gonna be alright. Or I could be wrong and you could be living in a world created by Wes Craven and in that case you better try and figure out the best way to deal with a killer that comes after you in your dreams…good luck.

“Nine, Ten, never sleep again.”

This is another of those great movies that scared the shit outta me as a kid. I thought I was safe, I didn’t live by a summer camp or in Texas and Halloween only came once a year. Then Mr. Craven creates this masterpiece of horror cinema and there I am trying not to fall asleep. This is also one of those horror franchises that lost a bit of its fright factor once it was decided that Mr. Krueger needed to drop one liners before, after and during every kill, but we’re talking about the original here which was heavy on the horror and light on the laughs and thats why A Nightmare On Elm Street gets a rating of: Watch It Twice Before Bedtime. Till next time friends, stay entertained.




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