A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street ★★★★½

An obvious leap forward for the genre in terms of scope and ambition, but the most impressive thing to me is how Craven refines his formerly rough-hewn visual style to back up those ambitions, executing all the surrealist murder set-pieces (don't take this concept for granted, people!!) with grace and style. I'd write more but I'm typing this review one-handed while I pet my family dog, sometimes it is nice to go home again.

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