A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

If Nancy Doesn't Wake Up Screaming, She Won't Wake Up At All!

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 1984-11-14
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 2455 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen (Johnny Depp), must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

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  • John Saxon

    as Lt. Thompson
  • Ronee Blakley

    as Marge Thompson
  • Heather Langenkamp

    as Nancy Thompson
  • Amanda Wyss

    as Tina Gray
  • Jsu Garcia

    as Rod Lane
  • Johnny Depp

    as Glen Lantz
  • Robert Englund

    as Freddy Krueger
  • Leslie Hoffman

    as Hall Guard
  • Joe Unger

    as Sgt. Garcia
  • Charles Fleischer

    as Dr. King
  • Joseph Whipp

    as Sgt. Parker
  • Lin Shaye

    as Teacher
  • Mimi Craven

    as Nurse
  • David Andrews

    as Foreman
  • Jack Shea

    as Minister
  • Ed Call

    as Mr. Lantz
  • Sandy Lipton

    as Mrs. Lantz
  • Jeff Levine

    as Coroner
  • Donna Woodrum

    as Mrs. Gray
  • Paul Grenier

    as Boyfriend
  • Ash Adams

    as Surfer
  • Don Hannah

    as Surfer
  • Shashawnee Hall

    as Cop
  • Brian Reise

    as Cop
  • Carol Pritikin

    as Cop
  • Kathi Gibbs

    as Kid
  • Chris Tashima

    as Kid
  • Antonia Yannouli

    as Kid
  • John Richard Petersen

    as John - Kid in Classroom (uncredited)
Writing Wes Craven Screenplay
Directing Wes Craven Director
Production Robert Shaye Producer
Production John Burrows Producer
Production Stanley Dudelson Executive Producer
Production Joseph Wolf Executive Producer
Production Sara Risher Producer
Sound Charles Bernstein Original Music Composer
Camera Jacques Haitkin Director of Photography
Editing Patrick McMahon Editor
Editing Rick Shaine Editor
Production Annette Benson Casting
Art Gregg Fonseca Production Design
Art Anne H. Ahrens Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Dana Lyman Costume Design
Art Dan Perri Title Designer