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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Robert Englund
Johnny Depp
John Saxon
Ronee Blakley
Heather Langenkamp
Directors
Wes Craven
Screenwriters
Wes Craven
John Skipp
Running Time
91 minutes

A Nightmare On Elm Street
Wes Craven unleashes a new face on the horror genre and spawns far too many a nightmare.


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Plot
A suburban street (Elm Street, to be precise) falls prey to an old foe. A dead child-molester of yesteryear, Freddy Krueger (Englund), returns to haunt the dreams of the teenage offspring of those that burned him to death years before, going about a deadly revenge with his ingeniously-adapted gloves and scarred sense of humour.


Verdict
Turning slumberland into a twisted murderer's den is a masterstroke by Craven, who has brought new blood to a genre that seemed as if it might choke on it's own excesses.


Reviewed by Gavin Bainbridge

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