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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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Why Is Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Rated R?


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

Violence:

- Frequent depictions of violent deaths (some blood and gruesome detail shown).

- Frequent grotesque and nightmarish images.

Sexual Content:

- Use of mild sexual language and references.

- Sexual activity implied (no nudity or detail shown).

Language:

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

- Use of scatological slang, profanity, and vulgar expressions.

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