A Nightmare on Elm Street
release year:1984 genre:horror viewing setting:home DVD, 10/6/99 what I expected:something that might actually be scary what I got:somewhat original horror movie and concept
synopsis:Teens are menaced by an evil being who can appear in their dreams/nightmares and harm/kill them there.
impressions:It was fairly original and entertaining. The capabilities of the villain seemed clearly defined and consistent (this is important to me in this kind of movie.) The genuine shock/scare value wasn't as great as Halloween (or even Friday the 13th for that matter) but for most people, this would be a scary movie.
acting:Decent. Robert Englund tended to ham it up as the bad guy.
the good:A few scary moments, consistent bad-guy powers.
the bad:Slow at times, had moments of teen stupidity.
final word:Slightly above-average horror movie, definitely not a classic though.
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