A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street ★★★★★

This... is God.

The fear in this movie will always hold up because we will always have nightmares- fleeting visions we can never fully grasp.

Also, practical f/x are forever more tangible than computer generation, so the horror set pieces will always work for me. There is an A+ analysis to be written in dissecting the merit of scares in this compared to the remake based solely on the f/x work. Plus, Freddy is just a freaky enigma, a wholly original creation that has the power to frighten all children. The teenage acting is rightly terrible, even Johnny, but there is even a charm that has aged gracefully with that aspect too.

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