Zā’s review published on Letterboxd:
God I was sick for most of the day and I saw that this was playing at a theater so I really wanted to go. I took a nap before going and I felt so refreshed going in. There's an undeniable euphoria getting to see one of your favorites on screen.
This film actually speaks more to me now because my dreams are unbelievably stressful to me at times. Granted, I almost never confuse them for real life, but holy shit do they go off the rails on a regular basis. Dreams have a profound power on us and Wes Craven got that so right in this film. I think after seeing more of his earlier films, I really get the kind of imagination the director had and a lot of things he wanted to say in his films other than just the scare factors. We have a real psychological as much of a slasher horror film here. Of course Robert Englund breathed life into the Freddie we love, but Craven paved his nightmarish road to run on.