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Part of the: A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection

Status: Released

Runtime: 91

Budget: $1,800,000

Revenue: $25,504,513

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  •  R

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Alternative Titles

  • Freddy 1
  • Nightmare - Dal profondo della notte
  • Freddy - Chapitre 1 - Les Griffes De La Nuit
  • Pesadilla en la Calle Elm
  • Freddy 1 - Les Griffes De La Nuit
Content Score: 100

7.0/10 (487 votes)


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...


If Nancy Doesn't Wake Up Screaming, She Won't Wake Up At All!


Director: Wes Craven

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Robert Englund

Robert Englund
as Freddy Krueger

Heather Langenkamp

Heather Langenkamp
as Nancy Thompson

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp
as Glen Lantz

Ronee Blakley

Ronee Blakley
as Marge Thompson

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A review by John Chard

Dream Attack.

The kids of Elm Street appear to be having the same bad dream, one in which a scarred faced bogeyman in a stripy jumper hunts them with knives attached to his fingers. When the dream becomes a reality for one of the kids, and the worst happens, Nancy Thompson risks all to bring the bogeyman into the open.

Stupendous horror movie, one that not even the ream of sequels, spin- offs and cartoons could ever diminish. Wes Craven creates a film of utter terror, unleashing one of the genres most famous monsters on the unsuspecting film loving public, with Robert Englund as the hideo... read the rest.