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Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)


Nov 19, 1984

Latest Home Video

Sep 26, 2006

MPAA Rating



Wes Craven
Robert Englund
Heather Langenkamp
Amanda Wyss
Jsu Garcia
Johnny Depp
John Saxon.


1984 New Line Cinema

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

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


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.

Content Details

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

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) is rated R

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)...

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.

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Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

Not Rated
AB 14A Gory Scenes.
MB Not Rated
ON Not Rated
QC Not Rated
Not Rated

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Details on home video releases of Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)...

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

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