A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of my favorite horror movies and my favorite series. I’ll get more into my Freddy love in a later post but a lot of it has to do with the characters, especially in this first one. Nancy (as played by Heather Langenkamp) is my favorite character in all the scary movies.
I’ve seen this movie so many times that I don’t get scared at all anymore. Still, it’s a fantastic premise. And, as someone who loves sleep, still a terrifying one.
It also has one of my favorite horror movie cliches: the scene in the English class. (See also Halloween).
When I was little, I was allowed to rent movies every weekend. The video store didn’t have this movie so I taped it off the TV. I loved it even edited, but it was so funny the first time I saw the real movie. I had no idea how bloody it was. (I think the edited version of Tina’s death lasted two seconds or so.)
I love this movie beyond all reason.