Adrian’s review published on Letterboxd:
'This... is God!'
It's just flawless how this movie is playing with the borderline between being in a dream and being in reality. There are some moments where you really don't know if the things are happening in reality or in Nancy's head, and this is so damn frightening. Isn't this everyone's fear that your nightmares will become real? You don't really know what happens while you're sleeping, and that is a sore point of a human being. At least, it is for me.
I think, this movie has lost nothing of its intensity. Although the acting is a little bit over the top, which is just normal for those 80's movies, it's still gruesome. It's all because of the atmosphere. You get a really great score that makes everything even more horrifying. All in all, the storyline of this movie couldn't be better, the pacing is perfect, and the plot is flawless. It's simply a perfect movie.
I really like Wes Craven's idea that something infiltrates one of the only safe places a human can have, the dreams. The very idea of something that should be the most wonderful thing in the world but turns out to be the most horrifying is just terrible. Wes Craven constantly plays with that fear in here, and that makes it so great.