Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Month of Horror Day 25: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Basement contributor Matt Bellamy has taken it upon himself to watch and review at least one horror movie a day for the month of October . . . because he's awesome that way! And Bellamy better watch out, because tonight it's "One, two, Freddy's coming for you!"

Yeah right, as if I would have the remake on here, that would be a good joke! This has become a classic over the years and Freddy Krueger is no doubt one of, if not the most, iconic horror villains of all time. Not a bad reputation to have as an actor and Robert Englund probably never dreamed (ha ha) his career would pan out that way but he seems to relish every moment as Freddy both on and off the screen. Wes Craven knocked this film out of the park, on a relatively low budget it looks anything but with some fairly groundbreaking effects and superb makeup, even today it still looks damn good and is as creepy as ever! I could go over the basic story premise but this is a popular enough movie and series that it's not really necessary, all you really need to know is that falling asleep is bad, Freddy comes out to play, and teenagers die in gruesome and horrific ways. One of the teenagers in this one? None other than a young Johnny Depp, a bloody great debut!

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this one... the re-make, though not so much.