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Summary Nancy Thompson is suffering from violent nightmares about a badly burned man wearing a glove made of knives. She quickly learns that this man – child molester Freddy Krueger – is also terrorizing the dreams of her friends and boyfriend, Glen. As they begin to die one by one in their sleep, Nancy learns, that years prior, the parents of E...

Directed By: Wes Craven

Written By: Wes Craven

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 12 Critic Reviews
76
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 548 User Ratings
8.6
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Summary Nancy Thompson is suffering from violent nightmares about a badly burned man wearing a glove made of knives. She quickly learns that this man – child molester Freddy Krueger – is also terrorizing the dreams of her friends and boyfriend, Glen. As they begin to die one by one in their sleep, Nancy learns, that years prior, the parents of E...

Directed By: Wes Craven

Written By: Wes Craven

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 12 Critic Reviews
76
92% Positive
11 Reviews
8% Mixed
1 Review
0% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 12 Critic Reviews
76
92% Positive
11 Reviews
8% Mixed
1 Review
0% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 548 User Ratings
8.6
90% Positive
491 Ratings
7% Mixed
36 Ratings
4% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 548 User Ratings
8.6
90% Positive
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7% Mixed
36 Ratings
4% Negative
21 Ratings

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Production Company New Line Cinema, Media Home Entertainment, Smart Egg Pictures, The Elm Street Venture, Cinema '84
Release Date Nov 16, 1984
Duration 1 h 31 m
Rating R
Genres
Tagline She is the only one who can stop it... if she fails, no one survives.
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
4 Nominations
Online Film & Television Association
• 3 Wins & 3 Nominations
Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival
• 2 Wins & 3 Nominations