A Nightmare on Elm Street ★★★★★

I first saw this at the age of 13 years old. I was up past my bedtime, channel hopping on a school night. I suddenly stopped channel hopping when I landed on the opening scene. Seeing that glove being placed upon Freddy Krueger's hand…left me instantly entranced. Before that moment I think I was indifferent to horror as a genre.

The late great Wes Craven's A Nightmare On Elm Street is an undeniable horror classic. Robert Englund gives a career defining performance as the nightmare creature, Freddy Krueger. And in my opinion Krueger still stands as the most original and iconic horror character of cinema.

Englund's fierceness as Freddy is only measured by Heather Langenkamp's resilience as Nancy and between the two of them and Wes behind the camera, they made a horror film of the ages and for the ages.

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