Aaron Bustos’s review published on Letterboxd:
Was feeling restless, and wasn’t in the mood to get into anything new to watch for the past two nights. I watched Dazed and Confused, Superbad, stand-up specials from Tom Segura, Taylor Tomlinson, and then slasher classic... A Nightmare on Elm Street.
I hadn’t seen this in a long time. I have vague memories watching this and some of the sequels with my older sister when I was a kid, and not really being too scared by it. The last time I’d seen this, which was probably fifteen years ago, more or less, I was impressed by it. I still am. But since I wanted to get my blood pumping last night, I maybe asked to much from the movie gods, cause I wasn’t too creeped out by this. In the right mood though, there some moments, that hold up, and so many. The very ending is the best, and it’s stayed with me all these years, even when I’ve forgotten most of what happens, the ending always got to me. Craven crafted a true classic that will continue to haunt for years to come.