Picture from A Nightmare on Elm Street

In this remake of the 1984 horror film, the four-bladed claw of serial killer Freddy Krueger (Jackie Earle Haley,) murders his victims in their dreams. The only hope of survival for the likes of Nancy and Quinton (Rooney Mara and Kyle Gallner) is to make sure they don't fall asleep.

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody horror violence, disturbing images, terror and language.

Why is A Nightmare on Elm Street rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: A Nightmare on Elm Street is rated R for for strong bloody horror violence, disturbing images, terror and language.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.


This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence.

- Visually explicit portrayals of gruesome deaths.

- Frequent disturbing scenes.

- Frequent detailed images that are gory and grotesque.

- Six scenes of explicit violence depicting throat-slitting, stabbing and mutilation.

-Implied child abuse.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in non-sexual contexts.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, and vulgar expressions.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Substance abuse.

A Nightmare on Elm Street
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence.
Alberta 18A Gory Violence.
Manitoba 18A Gory Scenes, Violence.
Ontario 18A Coarse Language, Violence, Gory Scenes.
Quebec 13+ Horror, Violence
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A