A Nightmare on Elm Street ★★★★

Apparently it took dozens of watches over the years and just the right night when the stars perfectly aligned for me to realize that Craven was meta before meta was cool.

Like way back in 1984 he was trolling horror fans before that was even a thing.

Nancy looking in the mirror, after not sleeping for days, "God, I look like I'm 20."

I always just thought it was kind of funny because of course a teenager would think 20 is old, ya know?

But this time I got the real joke. Heather Lagencamp was actually 20 when she filmed this and Craven was having a laugh over the horror trope of adults playing teens.

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