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Shocktober: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Hello, Creepypasta Wiki community, and welcome back to Shocktober. We did Friday the 13th, we did Halloween, and now it is time the last part of the famous trio gets his due.

Nightmare on Elm Street

Released in 1984, Nightmare on Elm Street focuses on Nancy Thompson and her friends, as they are stalked by Freddy Krueger, a child killer whom was burnt to death by the people of this town, whom are now parents of these children. Taking his revenge through the dreams of the kids- they soon learn that dreams aren't safe, as damage inflicted on them effects them in real life. Struggling against their need for sleep, they are picked off one by one, attempting to find a defense against Freddy.

Created on a budget of $1.8 million, this film gained $25.5 million in the box office. That is a good sign of the massive success this film collected upon release.

Robert Englund plays Freddy in this film, and he does an amazing job. Though the rest of the series has a silly and comedic reputation, the series was actually a very series horror series until A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. Robert Englund is unforgettable, as his motions alone give the character life.

Wes Craven (Scream) directed this movie, and with his recent death still fresh in our minds, there is no film better than this to see his excellence truly show.

The camera angles are well done, the deaths are all memorable, and the acting given by Johnny Depp, Heather Langenkamp, and Robert Englund are all memorable. The emotion in this film is genuinely great, and the setting is a pretty average one, excluding the fantastic dream sequences.

The signature glove of blades Freddy uses is unique, and cement his image, especially in this film. Many memorable shots of this weapon alone are given.

This film made kids afraid to sleep for generations, and added new terror to the simple act of sleep.

Nothing can make your October more perfect- than a nightmare.

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