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A Nightmare On Elm Street

HD   R Closed Captioning

Wes Craven

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About the Movie

Can your nightmares be fatal? In this classic of the horror film genre that launched a movie franchise, a hideously scarred pedophile who was murdered by a lynch mob returns years later in the terrifying nightmares of his killers' teenage children -- and the dreaming teenagers are starting to die in their sleep. Starring Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Johnny Depp ("Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy"), Golden Globe-winner John Saxon ("Enter the Dragon," "The Appaloosa"), Heather Langenkamp (TV's "Just the Ten of Us") and Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger ("Urban Legend," "The Mangler").

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 47
  • Fresh: 44
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 7.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A Nightmare on Elm Street... puts more emphasis on bizarre special effects, which aren't at all bad. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Oct 14, 2014

Fresh: A highly imaginative horror film that provides the requisite shocks to keep fans of the genre happy. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Still stands on its own as an intriguing and chilling example of how horror works best when the characters and the audience don't have to be lobotomized. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Jun 10, 2008

Fresh: Craven vitalizes the nightmare sequences with assorted surrealist novelties. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Thank you

itunes, this is one of your best moves. Now will you please add on to the rest of the halloween trilogy?


I love this movie so much. It still manages to be scary to this very day. It has one of the most creative premies to date in a horror film. Excellent acting all round also add to the greatness of this movie. I mean why wouldn't you want to at least see Johnny Depp's first movie.


Amazing thank you SO much iTunes. Now you just need to get Scream on here.