Overview

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...

  1. Wes Craven

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Saxon

    John Saxon

    Lt. Thompson

  2. Ronee Blakley

    Ronee Blakley

    Marge Thompson

  3. Heather Langenkamp

    Heather Langenkamp

    Nancy Thompson

  4. Amanda Wyss

    Amanda Wyss

    Tina Gray

  5. Jsu Garcia

    Jsu Garcia

    Rod Lane

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Status Released

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  • November 15, 1984
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

Budget $1,800,000.00

Revenue $25,504,513.00

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