Monday, November 7, 2011

A Nightmare on Elm Street

1984 American slasher film

Director: Wes Craven

Writer:  Wes Craven

Cinematographer: Jacques Haitkin

Running time: 91 minutes

Country: United States

                  Cast:
John Saxon as Lt. Don Thompson
Ronee Blakley as Marge Thompson
Heather Langenkamp as Nancy Thompson
Amanda Wyss as Tina Gray
Nick Corri as Rod Lane
Johnny Depp as Glen Lantz
Robert Englund as Fred Krueger

       Plot:
                     
In the dreams of his victims, a spectral child murderer stalks the children of the members of the lynch mob that killed him.

Awards:  Special Mention- Heather Langenkamp- Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival
                      Critics Award- Wes Craven -Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival

Trivia: Johnny Depp accompanied his friend Jackie Earle Haley to auditions for the film. Instead of Haley being chosen for a role, it was Depp who was spotted by director Wes Craven, who asked him if he would like to read for a part. Depp got a part in the film, Haley didn't, but Haley would go on to play Freddy in the remake 26 years later.                             

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Rating: 5 stars out of 5 stars

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