Directed by: Wes Craven
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From modern horror master Wes Craven
(Scream, Scream 2) comes a timeless shocker that remains the standard bearer of terror.
Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) is having grisly nightmares. Something
monstrous wants to kill her. Meanwhile, her high-school friends, who are having the very same dream, are being slaughtered
in their sleep by the hideous fiend of their shared nightmare. When the police ignore her explanation, she herself must
confront the killer in his shadowy realm.
Featuring John Saxon (Enter the Dragon) and Johnny Depp
in his first starring role as well as mind-bending special effects, this horror classic gave birth to one of the most infamous
undead villains in cinematic history. Reportedly naming Freddy Krueger after a kid who had bullied him in school, writer-director
Craven hatches a shock-fest from hell that "goes straight to the heart of terror" (Seattle Times).
Complete Series Box Set
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Run Time: 92 Minutes
John Saxon...Lt. Thompson
Ronee Blakley...Marge Thompson
Heather Langenkamp...Nancy Thompson
Amanda Wyss...Tina Gray
Nick Corri...Rod Lane
Johnny Depp...Glen Lantz
Charles Fleischer...Dr. King
Joseph Whipp...Sgt. Parker
Robert Englund...Freddy Krueger
Joe Unger...Sgt. Garcia
Ed Call...Mr. Lantz
Sandy Lipton...Mrs. Lantz
Donna Woodrum...Tina's Mom
Shashawnee Hall...Cop #1
Carol Pritikin...Cop #2
Brian Reise...Cop #3
Jason Adams...Surfer #1
Don Hannah...Surfer #2
Leslie Hoffman...Hall Monitor
Paul Grenier...Tina's Mom's Boyfriend
John Richard Petersen...John, Kid In Classroom (Uncredited)
Antonia Yannouli...Girl In Nancy's English Class (Uncredited)
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Alternate Tagline(s): She's the only one who can stop it...if
she fails, no one survives, The first word in terror from the creator of Scream, Sleep
kills, A scream that wakes you up, might be your own..., Whatever you
do, don't fall asleep...or you'll meet the terrifying Freddy.
There is supposedly a falling dream sequence involving Nancy, but the special effects were
never completed for the final cut.
Glen's death scene is cut. After the blood waterfall Glen's blood-soaked body is
supposed to rise out of the bed and fall limp.
The scene where Nancy's mother shows her Freddy's glove is supposedly longer. Apparently
after she reveals the claw, she also reveals that Nancy isn't an only child...and neither is every other kid on the block.
Their siblings were all killed by Freddy.
Originally, Bob Shaye had Wes end the film with the kids getting onto a bus and the driver
turning into Freddy.
This was New Line Cinema's first real film. Before this they were just a distribution
company for college campuses.
New Line Cinema is sometimes jokingly referred to as "The House that Freddy Built."
Over 500 gallons of fake blood were used during the making of this film.
Mattress visible when Freddy falls over
the banister after getting hit with the sledgehammer.
Crash mat visible when Nancy jumps out of the boiler room and into her front lawn in the
When the sheet wraps itself around Rod's neck, you can see the wire pulling it.
Freddy wears his glove on his right hand. However, when Freddy jumps out from behind
a tree, before he cuts his fingers off, the glove is on his left hand.
Fire suite visible when Freddy is on fire.
Stunt dummy visible when Nancy's mom is pulled through the window at the end of the film.