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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: 48
  • Fresh: 45
  • 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: The script is consistently witty, the camera work (by cinematographer Jacques Haitkin) crisp and expressive. – Paul Attanasio, Washington Post, Jan 2, 2018

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

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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?

A nightmare on elm street 1984 "one 2 freddy's coming for you"

This is a true 80's Classic directed by Wes Craven, Freddy Krueger is my second favorite horror icon of all time next to Chucky, Freddy Krueger comes for you in your dreams and theres nothing you can do about it, A nightmare on elm street is a great movie but I don't it deserved any sequels especialy Nightmare # 3 dream warriors that one sucked.

Bad Quality!

I bought this movie when it first came out on itunes loved it! but about an 1hr:26minutes into the movie where Heathers character nancy finds her mother and she disappears before freddy comes out it turs dark and the color screws up so itunes is gonna refund for the bad quality it lasted only a few seconds but it still ruined it! gah :|