A Nightmare on Elm Street ★★★★½

August Horror Hunt 2020

Day 30: Watch a movie that takes place in or heavily features a preschool, elementary school, high school, boarding school, or college/university

This is one of those movies I knew all about but hadn't actually seen all the way through. As a kid the concept terrified me, so I read all about it and spoiled it for myself so it wouldn't be as scary. What would have upset me back then, but relieves me now, is that this movie is just as scary and great even knowing it beat-for-beat beforehand! I was worried I wouldn't be able to enjoy it to the fullest, but I loved it nonetheless. It's so creative and fun that it's impossible not to love. Maybe now I'll get around to watching other horror classics kid-me tried to ruin for myself like Friday the 13th or The Exorcist.

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