Picture from 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.

MPAA Rating: R

Why is Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) is rated R for

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 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).


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

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

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta 14A Gory Scenes.
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video