A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Mike / October 16th, 2011

A Nightmare On Elm Street


  • lenert77

    October 16, 2011 at 1:23 am

    YAY!!! Nightmare on Elm Street has always been my favorite series and I can’t wait to hear you talk about each of the movies. Except Freddy vs Jason because that movie sucked my balls πŸ™‚

  • Fuck RomEmKing

    October 16, 2011 at 1:25 am


  • TehJedicake

    October 16, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Fuck yea! I knew you’d get into the Nightmare on Elm Street series!!

  • TVthePunisher

    October 16, 2011 at 1:38 am

    @ Lenert looks like you were right man =) good guess, I guess we’ll get Friday the 13th next then and probably top it out with Freddy vs. Jason

  • October 16, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Well, I guessed 3 of the 4 right. Also means my last guess Halloween was wrong though if we are going chronologically, which I think James said. hmmm maybe something newer like Saw?

  • TVthePunisher

    October 16, 2011 at 1:47 am

    I’d love to see his views on Saw now that you mention it, here’s to hoping that’s a possibility for this year’s Monster Madness!

  • October 16, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Good overview of the first film and the series in general. Wished you would have talked a little more about Heather Langenkamp considering her importance to the original franchise.

    I can’t wait to see what you have to say about New Nightmare

  • chase

    October 16, 2011 at 1:47 am

    I was kinda hoping for the friday the 13th series, but you can’t go wrong with the nightmare series. Keep them coming James!

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 16, 2011 at 1:48 am

    YES! It turned out to be Nightmare after all! Love the joke about the famous, respected actor Johnny Depp. πŸ˜€ I thoroughly enjoyed this review of the first movie, and I can’t wait to see you do the rest!

  • DonnieDudeDarnit

    October 16, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Right on man. Keep up the great work.


    October 16, 2011 at 2:05 am

    There is a fan edit on the internet with a different ending. The car’s cover top does not come on and Nancy waving goodbye as the car is leaving. Then It cuts to the face of the mother and then to the shot of the little girls jumping the rope and singing Freddy’s nursery rhyme with a fade to black. I guess they tough the rubber mom going through the door’s window looked silly.

  • shplog

    October 16, 2011 at 2:06 am

    I fucking love this movie. So 80’s, and really was a breakthrough horror flick. I’m going to watch this now. Thanks.

  • 7th Heaven

    October 16, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Yeah….I Love this movie so much GO!!! Freddy

  • Elvenking

    October 16, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Yes…YES!! Thank you!! Love to see your review of this..,…just all smiles here!!! Thanks James!

  • October 16, 2011 at 2:21 am

    I would love him to do the Saw movies as his last series this year. Most people just think of them as gore flicks, and I guess they mostly are that, but I’ve allways also enjoyed the story of them and seeing what sort of new diabolical traps each movie has.

  • October 16, 2011 at 2:22 am

    Really happy not to see friday the 13th since you’ve reviewed it once as well as did the top 13 moments. imo it would’ve seem like you over done it. Glad u did the nightmare on elm street series and since it said in ur MM promo from 30s to 80s if u are choosing another from 80s i very much hope its hellraiser.

  • curt kaskavage

    October 16, 2011 at 2:24 am

    I actually met Johnny Depp, the co-star to this film, when he and Michael Mann were filming the move Public Enemies in my home town. I met up with him in abar, and I bought him a bottle of wine. anyway, Johnny that night was wearing a fadorra. I wonder if he wears those hats as a tribute to Freddy?

  • Twilightsucks

    October 16, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Fucking awesome! I was hoping you’d do this since this is my favorite horror series!

  • Brian

    October 16, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Lame. I really hope Friday the 13th is next.

  • xojzk12

    October 16, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Oh yeah! this will be epic. Freddy was the scariest thing since well ever when i was younger.

  • October 16, 2011 at 2:47 am

    YES! I was really hoping it would be the Nightmare series. I mean, not to offend the fans of Friday the 13th or the Halloween films but the sequels to those movies tended to suck. I mean, I get the fun involved to some degree, but they don’t really seem like films that could’ve had as much potential for review as the Nightmare on Elm Street series. I think the Hellraiser series could’ve been another good choice as there’s more to it than just the same film every time.

    But yeah, I was reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally hoping for A Nightmare on Elm Street, this is so great. I also found out I’m going to be meeting Robert Englund soon, which made this a very Freddy-Day for me.

    This is great! I’m excited to see what you have to say about the sequels, and am very curious to see what’ll come afterwards. The only thing I can think of at the moment is “Final Destination”, but that wouldn’t be long enough a series.

  • areyoukiddingme

    October 16, 2011 at 2:59 am

    Dracula is finally over! That series dragged on way too long.
    Looking forward to this week’s series.

  • krazyzark

    October 16, 2011 at 3:13 am

    I will always love the NoES series. such an inventive concept and the real stars of the sequels are Freddy and the creativity of the kills. Johnny Depp’s death scene in this movie has got to be one of the greatest kills in cinema history. I love the details of it, especially the blood dripping down from the ceiling of the room downstairs. It’s such a realistic bit that would be overlooked by so many. I also love that all of the effects are practical with the most technology driven being the mirror trick of Freddy jumping from behind the tree. The wall scene looks so much better here than in the remake where the CG looks like a pile of fake shit.

  • The1NamedMarc

    October 16, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Thanks for making this! πŸ™‚

  • Fro Man

    October 16, 2011 at 3:19 am

    I love monster madness ^_^

    I get to wake up giddy, every morning knowing a new one is waiting.

  • GamingandMetal

    October 16, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Nightmare on elm street is cool but i would have rather seen Friday the 13, and for everyone who wants to see the saw movies on here, i pretty much doubt that james likes saw, i could be wrong, but its not really horror its just toture porn. but hey someday james might do saw, i dont know. Only really the first saw was ok the rest of them really sucked.

  • superca.in

    October 16, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Yeah!! this is exactly what i wanted to see! i would have been disappointed if he had reviewed Friday the 13th. instead but he didnt! thanks James!

  • Phreezer

    October 16, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Monster Madness this year is great so far and lucky for all of us we still have a long way to go.

  • nviso209

    October 16, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Loving this years’ ed. of MM… however may we see some Phantasm or Hellraiser sequels?

  • October 16, 2011 at 3:51 am

    I like Nightmare on Elm Street and I knew it would be that movie when he said 7 slasher movies from the 80’s becuse Halloween has 8 and Friday the 13th has 10 (12 if you count FVJ and the remake)
    But then again i’m a more fan of Halloween and Friday the 13th than with Nightmare especially Friday the 13th oh well i like this years but not the best in my opinion

  • Brian Oblivion

    October 16, 2011 at 3:52 am

    I’m very much looking forward to Dream Warriors! The Mohawk chick with the two switchblades was hilarious. Come to think of it, you never see people wielding switchblades menacingly in movies anymore, it’s just guns these days.

  • 19Szabolcs91

    October 16, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Yay, 3 out of the 4 guesses correct, but the last one (Halloween) won’t be now, I guess. I really have no idea, is there even any big horror series that started after 1984, except for Saw?

    As for Nightmare, it’s one of my favorite horror films. The first one is genuinely scary, but I like the rest of them too a lot. In fact I hink Wes, even though he’s done a great job with this, is kind of a hypocrite when he said that the Nightmare sequels suck.

    When he made a sequel to his own movie (Scream 2), not only was it also a lot weaker than Scream 1, but weaker than any of the Nightmare sequels, even the less good ones.

  • DrZaius

    October 16, 2011 at 4:12 am

    YES. Thank you for covering the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise next. If you include Freddy vs. Jason, you’ve got eight movies in this series. If you only do one more franchise after this one, that means you need eight more movies. I can’t guess which franchise you’d tackle next if it’s only one. It would have to be a franchise that began after Nightmare on Elm Street.

    There are only seven SAW movies (I hope they’re not next but, eh, I guess watching reviews for them instead of the movies themselves isn’t all bad). There are five Child’s Play movies. Four Scream movies. There are TEN Puppet Master movies, so that’s too many. Only six Leprechaun films. There are nine Hellraiser movies… but wait, wasn’t part one covered before?

    Oh, wait, I just remembered the Nightmare on Elm Street remake would make the total NINE movies… but if James began making these videos before that film’s release, then maybe it’s not on the list.

    For better or for worse, I’m going with Hellraiser as the next franchise.

    Until then, I’m going to enjoy these Nightmare reviews.

  • Devil_Rising

    October 16, 2011 at 4:24 am

    I guess I’m just “old school”, but I’m a fan of classic style horror films, not so much modern ones. The differences are key, and having just seen the “prequel” to The Thing, they once again show themselves. John Carpenter’s The Thing, while gory for it’s time, wasn’t ABOUT the gore, the primary element of the film, from the story, to the atmosphere, to the setting, to the music, was all about a pervasive feeling of dread and genuine creepiness that hangs through the entire film, from beginning to end (which is rare, and was incredibly well done). The new movie, while not BAD, falls back on the same old crap that most modern horror films seem to. Instead of being creepy, using “less is more”, using the elements that Carpenter did to make a genuinely scary film, they go for the “GOTCHA” jump moments (over and over and over again), excessive gore, and excessive CGI to show the monster. You see the monster too much, and as an after-effect, it’s really not scary.

    A lot of modern horror does this, I feel. They either try to gross you out by usually going way too far with the barfbag gore factor, or they go for the lame “GOTCHA” moments. I dunno, I suppose that, while I’m not a fan, the first Nightmare on Elm Street, much like the first Halloween and the first Friday the 13th, all subscribe a bit more to the classic horror ideals, not showing the monster/killer much, relying on creepy atmosphere and good music, etc., to set a mood and genuinely chill you. But overall…I’ve really never been a fan of “slasher” films, and a majority of modern horror just doesn’t appeal to me. I think the one more recent one that I’ve seen that I thought was genuinely creepy and best embodied what horror should (to me) be about, was the first Jeepers Creepers. That movie was excellently well done, in all the aspects I’ve mentioned before, and the ending, while terrible, was haunting. Too bad the sequel came along and totally ruined all that. lol

    Cheers, James, and keep up the good work!

  • Yanahma

    October 16, 2011 at 4:38 am

    One of my favourite film series’s. I agree that the first one is by far the scariest and the best. The comedy gets more and more overboard with every film, to the point where I can barely watch the last couple (not including New Nightmare and FvJ). It’ll be interesting to hear your opinion on the second one because I also found that pretty weak and completely different from the rest. The first and third are my favourites.

  • eyeofodin

    October 16, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Hell yes! Freddy Rocks!

  • Nyleao

    October 16, 2011 at 4:39 am

    OMG YES I LOVE THIS SERIES! even the remake so you haters can suck it! its not like the old one because its another movie, you want the old one then go watch it

  • drumminggamer20

    October 16, 2011 at 4:40 am

    yay, love nightmare on elm street

  • NoLifeKing66

    October 16, 2011 at 4:49 am

    I figured James would pick NOES as his 80s movie series. Halloween and Friday the 13th were both great films; the sequels, not so much. They just kept recycling the same formula from one film to the next. NOES has a different gimmick in each film that helps change it up a little. Most importantly, the idea of a killer who attacks you in your dreams was, as James pointed out, unique and innovative. NOES is my personal favorite of the 80s slasher films, and the first movie in the franchise was easily the best.

    I doubt that the Saw films will appear in this year’s Monster Madness, but if James wants to do a recent series, Saw would be the perfect choice; it’s the longest-running horror franchise in recent years. It might be torture-porn, but it does have an underlying story and recurring themes tying the whole bloody mess together.

  • ScaryManiac

    October 16, 2011 at 5:06 am

    YES!! Freddy is my absolute favorite!
    I just knew he would come next! πŸ˜€

  • Kiarachu

    October 16, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Omigosh! I’m so HAPPY that you review Freddy! He’s my favorite! Really great job and I’m looking forward for the others :3

  • thuni

    October 16, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Wes Craven’s Home Alone πŸ˜€ I laughed my ass off!

    NOES is one of my favorite horror franchises, if not THE favorite. My favorite movies of the series are 1, 3 and 7. The remake was ok, but the tv-series sucked ass.

    Fun fact: number 4 was directed by Renny Harlin (from Finland like myself), who also made such classics as Die Hard 2, Deep Blue Sea, Cutthroat Island, The Long Kiss Goodnight and Cliffhanger.

  • tripdub

    October 16, 2011 at 5:55 am

    those who enjoy NOES, try finding and watching one obscure slasher “The Slayer” (1982), which was one of the sources of inspiration for Craven.

  • SqueakyG

    October 16, 2011 at 5:58 am

    NOES1 is the best in the series. I want to say that I remember the VHS here in the UK having the uncut Tina’s blood splash shot… but I don’t know if that’s mythical. Maybe I *don’t* remember it.

    One thing that annoys me about this film is that it doesn’t have an ending!! Think about it. There’s no resolution at all. In story terms, the movie ends when Nancy decides to go into a dream to pull Freddy out into the real world. She never leaves that dream. Pulling Freddy out and seeing him get hit by all the booby traps? Still the dream. Turning her back on Freddy and taking away his power? Still the dream. Driving away in the fog? Definitely still the dream. Nobody seems to care that this isn’t an ending!

    Part 2 doesn’t pick up the story at all, and even when Nancy returns in Part 3 she doesn’t really explain how she beat Freddy. What… did Freddy just take her for a ride around the block then give up trying to kill her?

  • FreddysNotMyDad

    October 16, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I never saw a NOES movie, even though I always wanted to since my last name is KrΓΌger. πŸ˜€
    But Im looking forward to see more Monster Madness… what I don’t like is that the reviews got shorter after the Frankenstein opening.

    Keep it up James!!


    October 16, 2011 at 6:25 am

    i only loved 3 things as a child Sega Genesis / tmnt & freddy! thank you for reliving my fav part of my life!

  • avgnfan3

    October 16, 2011 at 6:44 am

    for those of you who were trying to guess which franchise James was gonna do now, I had figured it out already. from the 16 to the 31st, there are 16 days, the nightmare on elm street franchise has 6 movies (I don’t know where people are getting 7, but i checked imdb, there are 6) and the friday the 13th movies have 10 movies total, so that’s a total of 16 reviews, ergo, he is doing nightmare this week, and then finishing up with friday!

  • xdeathknightx

    October 16, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Wes Craven hated the one liner Freddy as it wasn’t how he had envisioned him. One of the reasons he wanted to do the New Nightmare movie with a more serious Freddy again. And the reason he ignored everything that happened in between the first movie and this one and decided to go outside of the Elmstreet world.

    @avgnfan3: You have Nightmare 1 to 5, then Freddy’s Dead The Final Nightmare and then Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. So 7 movies in total.

  • sugreev2001

    October 16, 2011 at 7:04 am

    You need to buy the upcoming Blu-Ray collection from Amazon.co.uk
    It’s filled to the brim with special features.

  • Russ13

    October 16, 2011 at 7:06 am

    I knew it was either going to be Friday the 13th or A Nightmare on Elm St. I grew up with this movie and the Production Company, Killer, and the Actor who plays him are all consistant all the way through the series. So I can understand why he didn’t pick Friday the 13th, im not dissapointed because either way I would win because I enjoy James’ film reviews, and like I said I grew up with Freddy more so than Friday the 13th, which I didn’t start watching and get obsessed with until I turned 12 when there was a friday the 13th marathon and I was able to get caught up. This review was good and I can’t wait for the rest especially from what kind of critisism he’s going to say about the shitty sequel coming next. That was a mouthful.

  • BaronOfStuff

    October 16, 2011 at 7:36 am

    It took me a long time to appreciate this film, mainly because I was stupid enough to watch “Freddy’s Revenge” first. The series does generally get a lot dumber as it goes on, which is a real shame in hindsight because the original really is a classic horror with a unique set-up.

  • October 16, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Knew it’ll be Freddy or Jason!

    Awesome pick!

  • rez960

    October 16, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Dawwww, no Aliens

  • WillWiz4Food

    October 16, 2011 at 8:04 am

    For some reason, this and Satanic Rites weren’t able to play on my computer, even though the other ones this year have been fine. Any insight as to why/how I can fix it?

  • WillWiz4Food

    October 16, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Never mind, I just had to…tap it a couple of times.

  • TheAceofSpadez

    October 16, 2011 at 8:13 am


  • horrorfanboy

    October 16, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Freddy Krueger is one of my favorite slasher characters. This week and next week are what I’ve been waiting for the most. I really look forward to hearing your thoughts on the sequels in the Nightmare series. This review is perfect!

  • bort

    October 16, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I agree that Freddy was at his best when he was cloaked in shadows and didn’t crack wise. Toward the end, he was acting like Bugs Bunny, and he wasn’t scary at all. But he’s terrifying here.

  • TurdMagee

    October 16, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I jumped out of my seat from pure joy when I saw this on the front page today.

  • Cilliandrew

    October 16, 2011 at 8:44 am

    WillWiz4Food: i’ve had the same problem with the last 2 videos. Not sure if i’m just trying to watch it at a high traffic time. When i come back later in the day everything runs fine.

  • October 16, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I think C Fleisher was in Zodiac and a the Back to the Future movies too. He is kind of like Zemeckis’s David Patrick Kelly (see Walter Hill). Anyway every time I watch this I hope Saxon is just playing dumb like he did in Enter the Dragon, but unfortunately he is truly just ignoring his daughter. I’ve seen a few of the alternate endings, and I’m glad they stuck with the one they did; although Nightmare 3 always confuses me since I assume Nancy is dead based on the original ending. Is there any girl from Just the Ten of Us that wasn’t in a Nightmare movie?

  • Zizoor

    October 16, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I noticed that the second clip in the beginning was from starship troopers, a great movie to say the least but thats a sci-fi action movie right? Awell whatever.

  • tweej

    October 16, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I’m so glad you’re doing Nightmare and not Friday the 13th. As far as the nightmare series goes, part 3 is the best in the series I think.

  • Arouth

    October 16, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Since yesterday, I am not able to read the videos. πŸ™

  • marvelmite

    October 16, 2011 at 9:42 am

    An absolute favorite. And even though the rest of the series gets a little dumbed down , I still love them for their campy goodness, especially Dream Warriors and Freddy’s Dead

  • theCount

    October 16, 2011 at 9:50 am

    haha, I got the complete box-set for… 20 bucks?
    the movies truly are fun to watch, but the cheap 80’s and 90’s effects (even though partially impressive for the time) made them a lot less scary than thy might’ve been at their release date
    the first one is without a doubt the best, and the 7th was nice, too, but the movie inbetween were really silly x)
    the worst one in th franchise was the 4th or 5th, where everyone, freddie killed, didn’t die like in the dreams, but of more or less natural causes
    for example the one girl got sucked empty by freddy, when in the real world she died of an asthma-attack
    srsly? what the heck?

  • AquaRose25

    October 16, 2011 at 10:05 am

    WOOTWOOT! Freddy! This movie freaked me out the first time I saw it.
    So excited to see ANOES Monster madness vids! Brilliant Choice James!

  • October 16, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Bought the box-set (movie 1-7) a while ago, I’ve watched 1-3 so far. Have to get into the rest soon…

    Looking forward to this week! Have lots to do in school, but I’ll make time for Monster Madness!

    (btw isn’t my name so right this week?)

  • SantiagoCRP

    October 16, 2011 at 10:32 am

    thats what i am talking about…

  • Endless Mike

    October 16, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Man I loved these movies, seen them as a kid in tv during the 90’s! Everytime after that I was afraid to go to bed, but it was worth it!

  • Jackred89

    October 16, 2011 at 11:03 am

    It’s been a while since I last commented on here. James if you are going to review the remake then that means your last horror series is Saw. Am I right?

  • brosseau

    October 16, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Dont work on google chrome for some reason.

  • Carieniel

    October 16, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Was hoping for an “of the Dead” week, would love to see James review Night/dawn/day/90s night/00’sdawn/land/diary

  • Jay

    October 16, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Freddy Krueger Is my all time favorite slashe icon. I even like him better when he become a wise guy. There are so many memorable qoutes, kind of like the same reason everyone likes Ash from the evil dead serious. Another thing I like about the later serious is that, and this sounds twisted, even though freddy is the antagonist, I root for him. He becomes the hero.

  • October 16, 2011 at 11:51 am

    The 2nd entry feels rushed, cheap and recycled, and is only noteworthy for its gay-bisexual “subtext”.

    Wes Craven came back for the third film (as did the survivor from the first one). Introduces the concept of dream warriors powers and gave us more of F.K. back story. Parts 4 and 5 certainly lean to comedy/horror, but I still enjoy them because Parts 3, 4 and 5 all are part of a continuing story within the franchise.

    Part 6 was amazingly bad (except for the video game dream sequence and some nice, early CGI effects). The original script for this film was actually quite good.

    Wes Cravens New Nightmares (1994) was OK. Interesting concept of having the Elm Street films be fictional films, and Freddy comes out into the real world.

    FvJ had a few good points, but was overall a disappointment and I refused to see the new Elm Street remake.

  • terrorzone

    October 16, 2011 at 11:56 am

    This movie was awesome best in the series !!
    When i first saw this i was like 8 years old and couldn’t sleep for 2 weeks because freddy came in my dreams πŸ˜› And the scaryest scene was when Tina came back in a bodyback in Nancy’s dream that really freaked me out as a kid πŸ˜›

  • photon72

    October 16, 2011 at 11:57 am

    If you make a Monster Madness t-shirt; Iβ€˜ll buy it!

  • blair85

    October 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I can’t watch it for some reason, it just won’t play…

  • NateDrezzaye

    October 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Yeaa same with me blair85! it wont play for me either? :O

  • figment1988

    October 16, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    The first two nightmare movies were good, i have always thought to be the best one since Freddy’s more sinister in the first 2 NOES films, from 3 to Freddy’s Dead, it was like quite good, but the nightmare kills were more creative almost to a point where in the final nightmare, it was like a cross between a horror movie mixed with a terrible Wile E. Coyote cartoon.

    I really didn’t care much about New Nightmare since i thought this was more of a dark satire of the movie business.

    The worst mistake though was the remake. Sure, it borrowed elements from the original 1984 film as well as retaining Freddy’s sinister side, but it just didn’t feel right without Robert Englund being Freddy. But it was so bad, i often deem this movie as “Nightmare on Elm Street 2010: Eight Dollars and 94 Minutes of my Life I Will Never Get Back”

  • bluper8

    October 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I think he should of done Halloween instead of Nightmare on Elm street, or even Friday The 13th. The first Nightmare on Elm street was good but then the series took a turn for the worst, i personally like the Friday The 13th series the best series the best.

  • October 16, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    The creepy part? It’s based on a true story.

  • zombieboba

    October 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I was hoping you would review one of the classic slasher films, I give my thanks πŸ™‚

  • Malcopunch

    October 16, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Hey James Godzilla 1954 is get released on Bluray


  • October 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I just love this movie.

  • frizl

    October 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    The Springboard player does not work for me in Firefox, Chrome or on either of my tablets.

  • sozeman

    October 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Depp had the best horror movie death ever in this one in my opinion πŸ™‚

  • Haisman

    October 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Another wonderful review by James, keep up the good work!

  • October 16, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Personally i think 1,3,7 and dare i say it Freddy vs. Jason, because it’s more of a fun movie to watch not exactly scary but enjoyable. Oh and about that shitty reboot, i mean jackie earl haley wasnt that bad, i think it was just the material they gave him is wut made his performance a little off, anyway i think any die hard freddy fan or someone who perfers the original over the reboot should check out this conecpt trailer this guy made and paid for independently while this movie was still in early development, i guess it was made by a fan for the fans and this gy creates the most hellish appearance of freddy i’ve ever seen, worth checking out

  • October 16, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Right on, glad to see you review A Nightmare on Elm Street, I don’t think I have been as excited seeing the video and knowing what movie it was. Good job James!

  • GoldenFrog

    October 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Im glad you picked A Nightmare on Elm Street to do next, the first one is sooo epic ! A true classic.
    btw im glad a Blip link is included with all these videos because the new default player does NOT work for me at all.

  • rockabore

    October 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I really hope that you’ll review each sequel in the NoES series, I think it would be pretty awesome to see what you thought of each one.

  • SpeedyEric

    October 16, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    What a coincidink. Tomorrow, I’m gonna start watching the Nightmare movies for my month long marathon of all the horror movies I own.

    4:58- They did the same thing in the 2010 reboot (which I actually like).

  • Firewall_Philip_Hanan

    October 16, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Ah, A Nightmare on Elm Street. I just knew it! What other 80’s film icon deserves to be discussed over and over and over again for the rest of October?

    By the way, awesome Home Alone reference. I was just thinking how awesome it would be to see Freddy Vs Kevin and we sort of got to see that in your video.

  • Solid Muldoon

    October 16, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    John Saxon rules! That is all.

  • Jackred89

    October 16, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I already figured out what’s going on with Monster Madness this year. James pick four different four horror franchise with different companies behind that. I know including the remake there’s nine Freddy movie which means what comes next must be seven movie one. I believe Saw movies will be the last couple of reviews this year for Monster Madness.

    If I have to go farther to tell those reading this how I came with this conclusion then you are in luck. Frankenstein movies are by Universal that has a misunderstood monster. Hammer Dracula films are from the United Kingdom with Christopher Lee considered to be the best Dracula. A Nightmare on Elm Street series has an undead killer haunting teenager’s dreams to kill them. Freddy movies was produced by Dimension Films who also made Scream series with the same guy Wes Craven. Saw movies are made by Lionsgate who currently holds the rights to the original TMNT cartoon. Saw usually starts small to go toward the big one like Saw II with the house filled with traps.

    I can’t really name anything else that has seven movies in an horror franchise than Saw. I hope some of you are impress by this comment since I’m a really big fan of horror. Monster Madness is a great concept that should be it’s own channel. The only problem with that is there already exist such a channel.

  • October 16, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    One, two, Freddy’s coming for you,
    Three, four, better lock your door,
    Five, six, grab your crucifix,
    Seven, eight, better stay up late,
    Nine, ten, never sleep again.

    FUCK YEA!!!

    Love Monstah Madness this year!

    Thanks for the work James and Mike!

  • K-Dog

    October 16, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    To all you people who wanted Friday the 13th or Halloween, you have to understand those series had more than 10 sequels, whereas Nightmare on Elm Street (Including New Nightmare and FvJ) had only 8. Plus, James did say he wanted to review four movie series.

    Anyway, I’m glad that he made a Nightmare on Elm Street review. I actually guessed it’d be this!

  • coasterlove

    October 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Nightmare on Elm Street is my absolute favorite horror movie series! So I’m psyched to see you reviewing it and I take it this means you’ll be doing the whole series as with the previous reviews this year?Even more excited!

  • Oliveer7

    October 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    That’s my favorite horror movie EVER thank you James !!

  • Morris

    October 16, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I just love the fact that even though I haven’t watched the films either. But I still knew everything there was about Freddy. That is the power of word of mouth.

  • Necramonium

    October 16, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I hope you add the remake of the Elm Street as well, that horrible remake with the most not scary Freddy needs to gets ripped a new asshole, Nerd style!

  • October 16, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    If you look on the title card, he actually gives away what sequels he will be doing. The Bride is right next to The Monster, who is next to Dracula, who is next to Christopher Lee’s Dracula, who is next to Michael Myers who is next to Freddy Krueger. All but Michael Myers have appeared so far, and there are 8 Halloween movies not counting the remake and sequel remake, and 8 Nightmare on Elm Street movies not counting the remake.

    So the next one will be Halloween. How appropriate for October. Dammit, YOU KEEP HIDING GAMERA FROM US!

    It’s too bad I only got one franchise right, but at least I got that.

    That video was excellent James. I don’t know if I want to keep watching the other videos, though; since I’ve only seen the first, Freddy vs. Jason and the new one. But I’ve seen all the Friday the 13ths, and that’s why I was so ready to see that marathon!

  • Jackred89

    October 16, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    This is going to be strange but Freddy is my favorite horror movie monster. Despite that this actually isn’t my favorite horror movie franchise. This might come as a surprise but Child’s Play is my favorite.

  • WestBuiltAMountain

    October 16, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    My babysitter showed me this movie when I was maybe 8 years old. I literally slept with a blanket over my head in fear for the next 12 years.

    I remember watching it, still. I couldn’t sleep at all that night and I was terrified.

    The movie scarred me for life.

  • WestBuiltAMountain

    October 16, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    And to add to my post – now when I watch the movie, I can’t help but laugh at how stupid it is. It’s not a movie that held up well to me.

  • Mellowtrauma

    October 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Actually, Wes Craven didn’t come back to helm a Freddy movie until New Nightmare. He had only established a role in the third movie as a producer, and shared writing credits with a couple of other people.

    In my opinion, the original Nightmare and New Nightmare are by far my favorite, but maybe I’ll explain more when that movie gets reviewed.

  • Mellowtrauma

    October 16, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    There’s your explanation James, I figured it out.

    When reviewing the Nightmare on Elm Street game on NES, you pointed out in the title screen that Freddy’s knife fingers were a part of his hand, and that the glove was missing.

    If you notice the first films movie poster, the hand above Nancy has the blades attached to his hand, instead of the glove with bone and ligament clearly being seen. Well, my theory was that LJN was too lazy to actually watch the movie, saw the poster, and assumed that Freddy’s hand looked like that.
    Theeeen, when they slapped the packaging on the cartridge, the people at LJN looked at each other and said, “Fuck It’, and shipped it,

  • leightonandoff

    October 17, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Anyone else having problems with Springboard? It’s not letting me watch anything πŸ™

  • tabs157

    October 17, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Is anyone else having problems watching this vid? I’ve been trying since it was posted to watch it and it just won’t load!!

  • October 17, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Agreed with the two guys above. The video won’t work now.

  • October 17, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Nancy watches Evil Dead on her 80’s tv!!

  • XxVincentVancexX

    October 17, 2011 at 6:42 am

    This is probably the one slasher film I still get scared of when I watch it.
    as time went on I saw that the real world is ore f**ked up then they depict it in movies,so I didn’t become frightened of these kinds of movies.However, after I saw this movie in like 2000. Inearly shyt my pants! lol.

  • SbargoVox3

    October 17, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Yay for Starship Troopers.

  • Matat

    October 17, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I don’t get that people hate on the remake that much. Half of the time their critique goes like this: “Yeah, I really hated the remake, it’s total crap, that’s why I HAVEN’T SEEN IT.” -> That’s a well funded opinion right there…

    I have seen the remake and it wasn’t that bad. Okay, it wasn’t as good as the original, but it wasn’t total shit. I find the last scene (with the mirror instead of the front door window) better than the original, but it’s a shame that Freddie is not portrayed by Englund anymore.

    In short: For those who hate the remake: watch it first, then hate all you want, but please, give some well funded reasons as to why you hate it.

  • StonedCanadian

    October 17, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    This kept me awake many, many nights as a small child. I loved watching the series as a kid.

  • Melaj

    October 17, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Good work James:)

    I just love The Nightmare on elm street movies So much:D

  • ShawnCHiLL

    October 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    as i said before, i still love freddy. hes my 3rd favorite boogy man, but my wifes hates him and everything he stands for so i dont get to watch him much anymore in these last 8 9 years. so hey james, does this means michal and jason are next? lol. hes my all time favorite. followed by mickey, then freddy.

  • ShawnCHiLL

    October 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    thats the last 8 — 9 years. but it feels like 89.

  • ShawnCHiLL

    October 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    micky, did i say micky, i ment mikey. duh

  • Wayne

    October 17, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    James (and All), check out Charles Fleischer (since he was mentioned in Jame’s review) on one of the Drew Carey Show Halloween episodes:

    Also, if you can’t see the Nightmare on Elm Street video James posted:

  • Elvenking

    October 18, 2011 at 12:49 am

  • gluserty

    October 18, 2011 at 3:02 am

    Wow, one of my all time favorite films. Heather Lagenkamp was my first television crush (the “Nancy” character was so bright and industrious). I thought all the actors were great though; for the fans of “Dexter”, remember Amanda Wyss as a social worker in season one?

  • MrVFX

    October 18, 2011 at 5:00 am

    The blanket strangling scene does actually have a perfectly good reason to be made with CG. CG can make things move more lifelike unlike what we see here; You can tell pretty easily that the blanket is being controlled by a human motion as opposed to CG where you could make it move like anything you want; a snake or whatever. Of course this would have to mean that the CG effect would need to LOOK believable as well(lighting, modeling etc).
    Don’t be a CG hater, James, enough with the prejudice.
    Great review otherwise.

  • hillbillyhatfield

    October 18, 2011 at 9:56 am

    the nurse is wes wife.

  • super mario gamer

    October 18, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    0:03 guy was pwend!

  • October 18, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Interesting. I’ve never seen the Nightmare films. Then again, I’m not really into slasher films either. However, I was hoping you’d review this series instead of Friday, because I’m fascinated by the dream aspect.

    Mark Moore

    I, Carly
    a post-DOTM Transformers movieverse fanfic

  • The_Master

    October 19, 2011 at 2:10 am

    The best Nightmare made full stop and as for the remake well that just plain sucked ass!

  • freddykrueger1234

    October 19, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    its awesome

  • October 21, 2011 at 11:12 am

    My girlfriend slept in when I showed her this movie

  • phoenix252005

    October 21, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Oh man I totally remember how scared I was of Freddy back in the 80’s! ?Because of him I was afraid to sleep in the dark for literally years! It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I saw all the movies and thought how silly it was to be so scared of him. Definitely a true horror icon!

  • probablytheonlyswede

    October 22, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Robert Englund is swedish! I had to say that πŸ™‚

  • Peter Wilhelmsson

    October 25, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Robert Englund is NOT swedish, he was born in California and thus an american citizen. He is however “of swedish descent”,and speaks swedish “fairly well.” according to an interview at Screamfest 06 (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/interview/213)
    The mini-biography on IMDB starts with: “American leading actor…” and Wikipedia opens with “Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American actor, voice-actor and director…” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Englund

  • movie-lover

    November 2, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    great review. but i’m not suprised. i know a video game u should review. dr robotnik’s mean bean machine

  • smashinglollipops

    November 18, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    I simply could not be scared of this movie because even this to me was like a dull comedy (I didn’t laugh but I couldn’t take it seriously) like the chase scenes to me all seem comical but all in all this was a pretty good movie and freddy still deserves to be a horror icon.

  • Strazdas

    November 23, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Oh come on, freddy was the second best modern horror icon after PInhead.

  • lunalicrichard

    December 16, 2011 at 4:27 am

    I love the first 3 movie’s . from 1 on freddy got better as a character , but went overboard on the comedy from 3 on . From 2 freddy is the lead in the films and the reason to watch for me . from 4 to the series they got worse and worse and just tried to be funny . witch they failed for the most part if you ask me …..

    But stil it’s one of the best horror sequels to get ,if you like horror .

    Freddy is just as iconic as Pinhead or Jason is .

  • HorazStCruz

    March 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    It was SO HARD to sleep properly after this one came out. Robert Englund work is one of the finest additions to horror, and i think even before they decided to do a movie, we all thought that Freddy could outsmart Voorhees any given fucking time! Even the NES game is way better than Friday the 13th game (though both suck)!
    And the fact he’s a character on Mortal Kombat 9 says enough about being a killer rockstar. Yeah; THAT is charisma.

  • db1998

    April 21, 2012 at 7:31 am

    I’m swedish to!
    Jag Γ€r svensk ocksΓ₯!

  • lunalicrichard

    September 22, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Still one of my all time favorites . along with the Helraiser series .
    I really like how you see ” Freddy ” grow as a character in the first 3 films .
    Then they took it to far into the ” comedy ” side and it took a nose dive .
    I did like the Freddy vs Jason movie just because i wanted to see freddy again kick ass , But the movie was actually a let down because you expected this epic fight and got a mwah fight .
    I didn’t even dare to watch the new Nightmare movie, Just because Robert Englund made it such a great character that the new one can only be disappointing .

  • penpan

    May 20, 2013 at 12:08 am

    oh man I love this film!! Classic 80’s

  • BladeRunner

    August 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    funny you mention it, but Wes Cravings The Last House on the Left also has booby traps.

  • October 14, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Man, it always pissed me off how no one, not the doctor or her mother, pays any mind to the fact that Nancy materializes a fedora out of nothing.

  • October 18, 2013 at 2:15 am

    I remember the girl’s mother was such a bad actress. I mean, her reactions & facial expressions were so of cue & arbitrary that it just made me think she was on cocaine. Also, that last part when Freddy pulls her through the front door’s window… When you look at the window before the gag starts , it’s smaller then her body, but when the gag starts enlarges. Bad special effects.

  • lunalicrichard

    October 28, 2013 at 4:49 am

    The first 3 are the best to me . Because Freddy grows as a character and they have a good story . From 4 on it goes down hill and Freddy’s more a joker the a scary force of death .

  • April 6, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Ah the memories takes me back

  • September 21, 2014 at 9:28 am

    movies in intro-
    alien space avenger
    starship troopers

  • Sean Smith

    October 17, 2014 at 6:48 am

    u said roger rabbit and after u said that u said booby traps

  • fcabanski

    November 1, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Johnny the Dipp has ruined a lot of characters. He turned the Lone Ranger from a hero to a moron. BTW, wasn’t his character killed in this movie? But it’s him driving the convertible.

  • Satnav

    August 28, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I was not impressed by the actor who played Nancy in this film; seriously, she just seemed to walk around with a slightly dozy expression the whole thing. Also, some of the 80s effects James seems to obsess over don’t hold up that well I think; the scene with Freddy in the wall doesn’t look good, though it wasn’t much better in the remake either.

    That being said, for a low-budget thing at the time, it was creative, and obviously started an iconic franchise.

  • July 30, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    A Nightmare on Elm Street never really scared me as a kid. It was A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 which used to really creep me out.

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