A to Z Blogging- N for Nightmare on Elm Street

April 16, 2018 Blog 7

A to Z Blogging- N for Nightmare on Elm StreetNightmare on Elm Street on 16 November 1984 (USA)
Length: 1 hour 31 minutes
Genres: Horror
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Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Directed & Written by Wes Craven

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete
John Saxon ... Lt. Thompson
Ronee Blakley ... Marge Thompson
Heather Langenkamp ... Nancy Thompson
Amanda Wyss ... Tina Gray
Jsu Garcia ... Rod Lane (as Nick Corri)
Johnny Depp ... Glen Lantz
Charles Fleischer ... Dr. King
Joseph Whipp ... Sgt. Parker
Robert Englund ... Fred Krueger

Reading Challenges: A to Z, Book Blog Discussion

Can you post every day except Sundays during this month?  And to up the bar, can you blog thematically from A to Z?

       Most of the time if you subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days–one day for each letter of the alphabet.  When April 1st lands on a Sunday you begin on that day which will be the only Sunday you would post during that month’s challenge.

More info can be found at Blogging from A to Z and the full list of bloggers is here!

 

  • “A” post   —  April 1, 2018 (No fooling! 😁 )
  •  After Challenge Survey  —  May 3, 2018
  • Reflections  —  May 7, 2018

My A to Z Challenge:

Nightmare on Elm Street!

 

 

I’m so excited about this one. This came out in 1984 and being an 80’s child, I feel like it is the epitome of what horror movies were like back in the day. The first was scarier, of course, but they were all fantastic.

If you weren’t an 80’s kid and have never watched this, please do yourself a favor, but don’t judge it too harshly. Some of today’s horror can kick Freddy Krueger’s behind, but back in the day this was amazing.

Oh, and look at Johnny Depp in this trailer! What a heart throb!

Here’s why I still love this. First of all, I was a pre-teen so of course a horror movie about teens was going to thrill me. Even if they were getting killed left and right. Second, my name is Christina but my family calls me Tina. When Freddy is calling for Tina, let’s just say, that upped the creep factor 100 fold!

Then of course you have the plot behind the movie. Nancy has to dig into this story quite a bit to figure out what is going on. The teens try to stick together and work with each other to uncover what’s happening, but without the understanding of Freddy, there was nothing they could really do.

And lastly, there is the end. 80’s movies made it a thing to really cause a last scare in their audiences. I can’t remember a Nightmare on Elm Street movie not having a jump scare moment. I love it! Of course it’s old now, but back then it was amazing. I am also a tad evil and prefer when things don’t all look like kittens and rainbows in the end. I also love when everything comes around the people are able to get their revenge, but it’s just fun when we don’t know if the villain is going to win or not!

So, for its time these movies were great. They actually gave me nightmares. Every once in a while I still have dreams where I’m up against Freddy and have to outwit him to survive. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. That’s the great thing about these movies, they stay with you!

And a small p.s. I still do not ever live on Elm Street. I don’t even like walking down Elm streets. You never know what’s going to jump out at you!

What movies from your childhood have stayed with you?

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7 Responses to “A to Z Blogging- N for Nightmare on Elm Street”

  1. Ichabod Temperance

    ‘The Fearless Vampire Hunters’ is a movie that spooked me as a child. I still LUV that flick! Highly recommended.

    A fave of mine as an early 80’s teen was ‘The Howling’. I think that many stinker sequels were made, but the first one was fantastic. The special effects were low grade but looked great!

    I think I’ll add ‘An American Werewolf in London’ to the list. 🙂

    • Christina

      Oh fantastic! I think I watched The Howling way, way back when. But The Fearless Vampire Hunters sounds fabulous. And so perfect for 80’s stuff! There’s so much out there that I feel like I missed some great movies.

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I always enjoyed this and yes, it was terrifying back when it came out. Funny story, we had a scaredy cat in high school whose name was Mary. She saw this movie and was scared for WEEKS! One night, a bunch of kids (I wasn’t one of them but I knew what was going on) went outside her house on the street outside her bedroom window at 2am and started jumping rope and singing the “1, 2 Freddie’s Coming For You” song. She was scared and then mad and I think it took forever for her to forgive everyone. Oh, and she DID live on Elm Street. It was classic!

    • Christina

      That IS classic! I love it. It would have taken me a while to forget that! Every once in a while that song catches me. That’s when I just tell my brain to stop. Not today brain. Get another 80’s song please and thank you.

      My family would do something like that. As a matter of fact, we were watching Children of the Corn, when I was in something like fourth grade, and we decided to go play monopoly. I was having a sleepover so if I remember correctly there were like four girls or so. My Dad, being the jerk he is (and who taught me everything I know!) started tapping on my window! I can’t remember exactly what he did or said but it scared all of us so bad! We still laugh at it. And that wasn’t even on Elm Street!

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