Nightmare on Elm Street

Inspired by a variety of sources – including Eastern religions, the song “Dreamweaver,” and a kid named Fred Krueger who bullied him at school – Nightmare on Elm Street was writer-director Wes Craven's break into mainstream horror after years of being the king of the cult slasher film. Starring Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp (in his film debut), and the now-iconic Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger, child murderer turned psychotic supernatural sandman, Craven’s campy bloodfest about Ohioan teens who investigate a dark secret from their town’s past and try not to sleep – lest they be sucked into a mattress, Cuisinart, or similar fate – made its 1.8 million budget back the first week of its release. See this classic cut-up again on the big screen, and dream a little dream of Freddy.

Fri., Oct. 23, 11 p.m., 2015

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