31 Days of Halloween: Day #7 Bing-A-thon, A Nightmare on Elm Street
Welcome to the 31 Days of Halloween in Movies.
Hello Friends, here we are on Day #7, and how are you? Friends take care of your body, your mind, but most of all, take the time to enjoy the Fall season.
Movie Quote from Nightmare on Elm Street
“Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.”
Today is your Saturday Binge-A-thon of A Nightmare on Elm Street. For an archive of the movie Madness, click here. For other Halloween goodies, check out the freebies page and try your luck at the book quiz at the bottom of the page
The movies featured in this series are in no particular order and range from 1950 – 2023…and so it goes.
MOVIES: A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise
Streaming: Prime Video
Year: see below
Director(s): Wes Craven (Various)
IMBD Rating: see below
Runtime: 1.5 – 2h average
🍅 Meter: 23-95%
Splatter/Gore Meter: 8/10 🩸🩸🩸🩸🩸🩸🩸🩸
Movies in Franchise:
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), 7.4 ★
A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy’s Revenge (1985), 5.4 ★
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), 6.6 ★
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), 5.6 ★
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989), 5 ★
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), 4.7 ★
A New Nightmare (1994), 6.4 ★
Freddy vs. Jason (2004), 5.7 ★
In Wes Craven’s classic slasher film (1984), several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends’ parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it’s too late?
MY RATING: (★★★★/maybe)
This entire franchise is quite an undertaking, but if you are up for the challenge, be warned that only the first film, The Dream Warriors (1987) and Freddy vs. Jason (2004) are worthy. The rest tell a story, but basically, “Freddy’s coming for you” is the general notion behind all the movies. As for the New Nightmare in 2010, don’t even bother because, by far, that is the worst Freddy because it’s not even Robert Englund (original Freddy) playing the role, so it’s a bit silly.
No one can play that character but Robert Englund because of that arrogant swagger with that character, and one can’t forget the stupid kill lines that are classic. The first movie in the series is one of the best movies (of that time), so if you see nothing else, at least check out the first one.
With all that said …Happy Viewing!