From modern horror master Wes Craven (Scream, Scream 2) comes a timeless shocker that remains the standard bearer for terror. Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) is having grisly nightmares. Something monstorous wants to kill her. Meanwhile, her high-school friends, who are having the very same dream, are being slaughtered in their sleep by the hideous fiend of their shared nightmare. When the police ignore her explanation, she herself must confront the killer in his shadowy realm. Featuring John Saxon (Enter The Dragon) and Johnny Depp in his first starring role as well as mind-bending special effects, this horror classic gave birth to one of the most infamous undead villains in cinematic history. Reportedly naming Freddy Krueger after a kid who had bullied him in school, writer-director Craven hatches a shock-fest from hell the "goes straight to the heart of terror" (Seattle Times).

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Horror · 1h 31m · 11/16/1984

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If Nancy doesn't wake up screaming, she won't wake up at all.

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From modern horror master Wes Craven (Scream, Scream 2) comes a timeless shocker that remains the standard bearer for terror. Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) is having grisly nightmares. Something monstorous wants to kill her. Meanwhile, her high-school friends, who are having the very same dream, are being slaughtered in their sleep by the hideous fiend of their shared nightmare. When the police ignore her explanation, she herself must confront the killer in his shadowy realm. Featuring John Saxon (Enter The Dragon) and Johnny Depp in his first starring role as well as mind-bending special effects, this horror classic gave birth to one of the most infamous undead villains in cinematic history. Reportedly naming Freddy Krueger after a kid who had bullied him in school, writer-director Craven hatches a shock-fest from hell the "goes straight to the heart of terror" (Seattle Times).

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

New Line Cinema, Media Home Entertainment, Smart Egg Pictures, The Elm Street Venture, Cinema '84

Budget

$1,800,000

Revenue

$26,505,000
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A Nightmare on Elm Street

Cast
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John Saxon

Lt. Thompson
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Antonia Yannouli

Girl in Nancy's English class (uncredited)
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Mimi Craven

Nurse (as Mimi Meyer-Craven)
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Ronee Blakley

Marge Thompson
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Heather Langenkamp

Nancy Thompson
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Amanda Wyss

Tina Gray
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Jsu Garcia

Rod Lane (as Nick Corri)
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Johnny Depp

Glen Lantz
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Charles Fleischer

Dr. King
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Joseph Whipp

Sgt. Parker
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Robert Englund

Fred Krueger
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Lin Shaye

Teacher
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Joe Unger

Sgt. Garcia
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Jack Shea

Minister
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Ed Call

Mr. Lantz
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Sandy Lipton

Mrs. Lantz
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David Andrews

Foreman
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Jeff Levine

Coroner (as Jeffrey Levine)
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Donna Woodrum

Tina's Mom
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Shashawnee Hall

Cop #1
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Carol Pritikin

Cop #2
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Brian Reise

Cop #3
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Ash Adams

Surfer #1 (as Jason Adams)
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Don Hannah

Surfer #2
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Leslie Hoffman

Hallguard
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Paul Grenier

Tina's Mom's Boyfriend
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John Richard Petersen

John, Kid in Classroom (uncredited)
Crew
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Wes Craven

Director
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Wes Craven

Writer
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8/21/2001

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(DVD, Snapper)

9/21/1999

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11/18/2003

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9/21/1999

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(DVD, Jewel Case)

11/16/2004

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9/26/2008

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