A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

Rated R for a few inappropriate utterances.

Whatever you do, don’t…fall…asleep. Well, at least not until you listen to the Next 167 Project. Then sleep all you want. We continue our 4th Annual Scary Movie Month and jump to the excellent year of 1984 when Wes Craven wrote & directed one of the landmark horror flicks. Robert Englund’s Freddy Krueger is probably the best-known slasher in history and the actor is dynamite in his minimal screen time. Unfortunately, the young actors—including John C. Depp and his leading lady Heather Langenkamp—don’t *ahem* kill it as effectively as their on-screen boogeyman does. Much like Leatherface’s initial foray into teen murder last week, this first in a long-running series isn’t even close to perfect. Still, what a creative idea for how to kill people! So avoid those finger-knives and play our ‘cast about the vicious doings of Fred K.

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Twittage, kids! @moviefiend51 and @bevellisellis

For The Record: Ryan has seen all of the Nightmare sequels, so peeking at so many of them lately is a re-watch, not a first-time experience. Also, Freddy’s mother was a nun, not a nurse. Also also, the parents might look old, but the actor playing Depp’s father was only in his mid-30s and Ronee Blakley wasn’t even 40.


Coming Attractions Trivia Answer: ???

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1984 U.S. Box Office

1984 in film

Links to: the Nightmare sequels and the Friday The 13th series and the Halloween series and Home Alone and Scream and Saw

YouTube links: Groundskeeper Willie as Freddy in The Simpsons and Tina’s deadly dream and Nancy & Freddy in the tub and Glen does…fall…asleep and the tongue phone and Nancy beats Freddy and the ridiculous twist ending

Previously on the Next 166 Project: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

October 21st on the Next 168 Project: Interview With The Vampire