A Nightmare on Elm Street ★★★★½

“what the hell are dreams anyway?”

i really don’t care how corny this actually is, the concept alone terrifies me. so much so that i’ve actively feared watching it for years. it wasn’t all that scary to actually watch now, but instead thankfully rode the perfect line between spooky and campy. i unapologetically loved this, and the startling dream concepts within the movie are so original and horrific and sometimes hilarious that i was completely drawn in from start to finish. and a highlight of the screening: the whole audience broke into hysterical laughter when nancy pulled the coffee maker out from under her bed