Freddy Krueger, an undead serial killer with knives for fingers and the ability to murder his victims in their dreams, haunts the children of the townsfolk who killed him in the first of the successful, long-lasting horror franchise.
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Both original and remakes are worth watching. Craven's version is haunting and creepy, with some fucking great special effects, and Samuel Bayer's remake is kind of too polished and "clean" and also too predictable, but there are some great scenes in it, like the opening sequence in the diner or the chase in the factory.
Freddy Kruger is my absolute favorite horror franchise. No one will ever capture the brilliance of Robert Englund's portrayal of the sweater clad child murderer but no one will ever forget this superstar of horror.
This gave a new impulse to horror in the 80´s thanks to its ambiguous atmosphere, between dream and reality, where adults are a mess and sexual tension is everywhere. Truely a great genre film but with the best and the worst only few sequences from one another. Craven shot some iconic moments but the ending is so grotesque that it looks like a cheap version of "Home Alone". Nevertheless a milestone.
Remove the most unique slasher villain and there's still a movie with teenagers that feel different than any others. Instead of being just the body count numbers, they are confronted with problems originated from the world of the adults - and the effect is so severe that the real question is whether it is Krueger just a metaphor for more grounded issues. Heather Langenkamp stays as the greatest among slasher heroines
A mixture of serious horror and odd humour of which you’re not always quite sure if it’s meant to be funny or is it just accidentally so. Nevertheless - or because of that - a movie with a very peculiar and fascinating atmosphere. The simple but genius idea of taking horror to the dreamland enables an unlimited number of surreal horror visions. And it’s all about sex and being a teenager, of course.
Excellent set and murder designs, even if the film never quite nails the nebulousness of dream logic. Then again Tscherkassky doesn't direct commercial horror, so I'll settle for this. Things begin to fail when the film attempts to construct myth and apply logic to the omnipotent monster (not unlike 'It Follows'). Still, very fun cinema and the scariest Kreuger gets.