A Nightmare on Elm Street

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    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 Show more... 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...

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    A highly imaginative horror film that provides the requisite shocks to keep fans of the genre happy.

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    Craven vitalizes the nightmare sequences with assorted surrealist novelties.

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    It's all good scary fun.

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street... puts more emphasis on bizarre special effects, which aren't at all bad.

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    Still stands on its own as an intriguing and chilling example of how horror works best when the characters and the audience don't have to be lobotomized.

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