Nightmare on Elm Street

In this one I’ll be referring to Nightmare on Elm Street(1984). It was directed by Wes Craven and had some interesting stars like Johnny Depp, and Robert Englund. Although the teen slasher like trend was revamped by Halloween (1978), this one was a very different take on the matter.  About a supernatural serial killer with a distinct razor claw and some nasty sense of humor to go along with it.  Wes Craven said this was inspired by real events, he just took it in a new direction and it worked well.  To me, the 1980’s Wes Craven may have been his best time with this series of movies and Serpent and the Rainbow (1988). Most times when I talk about franchise horror movies, it’s often in a negative light, but not here.  While I can’t say the many sequels to Nightmare on Elm Street were good, I can say they were fun in their own way.

What was your favorite Nightmare on Elm Street and why?

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