A Nightmare on Elm Street

August 15, 2010

One line review: A vividly imaginative horror movie that definitely deserves it’s spot in history.

Movie Title: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Actors: John Saxon, Ronee Blakely, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss

Director: Wes Craven

Year: 1984

Genre: Horror

Method of Viewing: DVD

Location of Viewing: Home

Viewing with: No One

Rotten Tomatoes: 95% – Wes Craven’s intelligent premise, combined with the horrifying visual appearance of Freddy Krueger, still causes nightmares to this day.

My rating: ****

My assessment (the first 101 words at least): A beautifully simple concept that results in a wonderfully creative movie. This movie absolutely deserves it’s spot as a classic horror film not only for it’s gory death scenes but for the paranoia and fear it instills in it’s audience. As usual, the original movie doesn’t have some of the short comings that it’s sequels have been accused of. Freddy might throw out a joke or two, but he’s by no means an absolute jester. Wes Craven found the perfect mix of creepy one liners and bone chilling humor to burn Freddy Kruger into the history books of horror film franchises.