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.