A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen (Johnny Depp), must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 94% / Audience 83%

8/10

Rated R 1 hr 31 mins

GENRES
Horror
DIRECTION
Wes Craven
CAST
Robert Englund  •  Heather Langenkamp  •  Johnny Depp  •  Ronee Blakley

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Robert Englund Freddy Krueger
Heather Langenkamp Nancy Thompson
Johnny Depp Glen Lantz
Ronee Blakley Marge Thompson
John Saxon Lt. Thompson
Amanda Wyss Tina Gray
Jsu Garcia Rod Lane
Charles Fleischer Dr. King
Joseph Whipp Sgt. Parker
Lin Shaye Teacher
Joe Unger Sgt. Garcia
Mimi Craven Nurse