Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) parents guide

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Parent Guide

Release date November 19, 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.

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

Run Time: 91 minutes

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Rating & Content Info

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.

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

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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Cast and Crew

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) is directed by and stars Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Jsu Garcia, Johnny Depp, John Saxon..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) movie is September 26, 2006. Here are some details…

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

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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.