<Todd>’s review published on Letterboxd:
"You're in my world now, bitch." - Nancy,
That's why I don't answer the telephone.
Ain't nothing like the real thing baby and this is it when it comes to classic 1980s horror. A Nightmare on Elm Street is a masterful and creative piece of art that taps into something everyone can identify with... nightmares and fear. It looks beautifully creepy, dense with images that may not frighten you but will definitely give you a case of the heebie jeebies. All the kills are really creative and the practical effects are top notch... everything in this looks cool. All the kills are really creative and the practical effects are top notch... everything in this looks cool.
As much as I love Jason, I'd have to say that Freddy is the ultimate horror villain. He has a great backstory, his quips are entertaining, and his physicality is haunting. It's so funny to me that executives temporarily tried to replace Robert Englund in the sequel because they didn't understand what makes Freddy great. I love the look of him in the original... he's so sticky and wet and gross looking it is perfect. While I really enjoy how creative he gets in some of the sequels the OG does the best job of establishing Freddy as the representation of all fear.
Truly great movie.