A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street ★★★★

Horroctober, film 29.

It's always a little strange watching films with such a weight of reputation, and those that have been so completely immersed into popular culture that you feel like you've seen them before even when you haven't. I thought A Nightmare on Elm Street was going to be one of those films, but it was still able to surprise me and easily live up to the hype. I somehow didn't even know Johnny Depp was in it, which was a nice surprise, and I was genuinely shocked by the excellently done scares of the first death. The rest of the film has a great sense of creepy dream-logic where no situation is safe, and the hazy visuals and soundtrack complement this perfectly.

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