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").

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
264 Ratings
264 Ratings

94% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.8/10
  • Fresh 47
  • Rotten 3

Critics Consensus: Wes Craven's intelligent premise, combined with the horrifying visual appearance of Freddy Krueger, still causes nightmares to this day.

17+ COMMON SENSE

First feature for knife-handed horror idol Freddy.

Information

Studio
New Line
Genre
Horror
Released
Copyright
© 1984 New Line Productions, Inc.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Japanese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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