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Still shot from the movie: Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

The teens living on Elm Street are experiencing horrific nightmares. When on of them (Amanda Wyss) is found slashed to death in her bed, her friends (Heather Langenkamp, Jsu Garcia and Johnny Depp) attempt to uncover the mystery behind the bladed-fingered killer (Robert Englund) who is stalking their dreams. Get the movie review and more. »

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Run Time: 91
Theater Release: 19 Nov 1984
Video Release: 26 Sep 2006
MPAA Rating: R
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How We Determine Our Grades

This movie spawned several sequels and a 2010 remake also titled A Nightmare on Elm Street. Writer/director Wes Craven has made lots of horror films, most of which have been rated R by the MPAA. The exceptions have been his thriller Red Eye (rated PG-13) and Music of the Heart (an inspirational story based on the life of an influential violin teacher.) Actor Johnny Depp went on to star in many films, including The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Home Video Extra Features

A Nightmare on Elm Street releases to DVD on September 26, 2006, and on Blu-ray April 6, 2010.

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