Nightmare on Elm St
In 1984 Director Wes Craven gave us the most popular of the modern-day Horror Icons, Freddy Krueger. Based on a story he read about kids dying in their sleep do to unexplained events and using the name of a bully who tormented him as a child, he created the child serial killer Freddy Krueger. Freddy was played by Robert Englund, the first film also stared unknown at that time Johnny Depp and Heather Langenkamp.
The plot revolves around Nancy (Langenkamp) and her friends are having bad dreams about a burnt man with nives on his fingers, slaking them in their sleep. He works his way thru each teenage killing them off in the most creative ways. As Nancy tried desperately to save her friends, she uncovers the truth behind a terrible secret on Elm st. How this boogey man in her dreams and the adults on elm St are connected in ways she could never imagine.
this was a low budget film thru New Line who was just getting started in the film industry. they needed a film to build a company on. This is why for years Newline was known as the House that Freddy built. Robert Englund would go on to become one of the biggest horror icons since Boris Karloff or Bela Lugosi.
A year Later the studio rushed into production Nightmare on Elm St Part 2 Freddy’s Revenge. Now what or who is Freddy getting his revenge against. Nobody from the first film except for him is even in it. the plot revolves around a teen and his family move into Nancy’s old house and Freddy takes possession of the boy’s body to start his killing spree again. Many people are killed and with the help of his gf thru the power of love he is able to defeat Freddy. this entry is the weakest for many reason, 1. Wes Craven did not want there to be a sequel to the first film, 2. The idea Freddy uses someone else to commit his killing spree instead of him self lost the fans pretty fast. The only good thing about the film is Robert Englund returns as Freddy Krueger.
You could skip this movie and go right to Part 3, which will be in our next review.
Part 1 10 /10
Part 2 4/10