A Nightmare On Elm Street 1984

Critics score:
94 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: A Nightmare on Elm Street... puts more emphasis on bizarre special effects, which aren't at all bad. Read more

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader: Craven vitalizes the nightmare sequences with assorted surrealist novelties. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Still stands on its own as an intriguing and chilling example of how horror works best when the characters and the audience don't have to be lobotomized. Read more

Nicholas Royle, Time Out: It's all good scary fun. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: A highly imaginative horror film that provides the requisite shocks to keep fans of the genre happy. Read more