October has finally arrived, and I can honestly say that it is my favorite month of the year. Pumpkins, Colorful Leaves, Sweatpants and Horror Movies. How could I not love the month of October?
Every day for the rest of the month, I will be watching and discussing a Horror/Thriller film that I feel truly set a perfect buildup for the very special day on the 31st of the month. Funny thing, I didn’t actually get into horror movies until I went to college. I would see them listed on TV and quickly scroll past them, not even giving it a second thought. I could barely get through Disturbia without hiding underneath my covers.
If there is one movie that has forever haunted me since my childhood, it is A Nightmare on Elm Street. Literally, Freddy Krueger haunted my dreams – just like all of those teenagers in the movies.
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American slasher film written and directed by Wes Craven. Robert Englund starred as the films killer, Freddy Krueger. There really is no argument here – Freddy Krueger is one of the most iconic slashers to date. When I met with Robert Englund this past weekend at Monster Mania, he jokingly stated that ‘Freddy Krueger’ would more than likely be the first thing listed in his obituary.
The movie stars Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon and Johnny Depp in his film debut. The plot follows four teenagers who are invaded by a mysterious monster of a man and killed in their dreams. Thus, they are killed in reality, by this mysterious burnt killer with a glove containing 4 blades. The teenagers are unaware of the cause of this strange phenomenon, but their parents hold a dark secret from years ago.
Do you remember the first time you watched A Nightmare on Elm Street?