A Nightmare on Elm Street

(1984)

Nancy and her friends are having violent nightmares which all feature one common element, a disfigured serial killer with a glove made of razors on his right hand. When one of the group is murdered in their sleep. Nancy realises that she must stay awake and try uncover the truth behind this phantasmic killer Freddy Krueger.

9 Wes Craven Movies You Must See

9 Wes Craven Movies You Must See

Yesterday was a tragic day for horror fans around the world, as we reported the unfortunate news of Wes Craven passing at the age of 76 in his Los Angeles home. Wes Craven left an indelible mark on the horror movie genre almost immediately with his first feature film, 1972's The Last House on the Left, and his influence will be felt for years to come, in the filmmakers that follow and carry on his legacy. As we continue to mourn the loss of this legend, we're revisiting his best work with nine of his best films.

Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven, raised by a strict baptist family, although his father died when he was just five years old. He earned his undergraduate degree in English and Psychology from Wheaton University in Illinois, and earned his Masters in Philosophy and Writing from Johns Hopkins University. After college, he was briefly a humanities professor at Clarkson College of Technology in Potsdam, New York. His first job in the film industry was as a sound editor for a post-production company in New York City, before directing several adult films under a pseudonym, which he admitted in the 2005 documentary INSIDE Deep Throat. In 1972, he made his true directorial debut with the instant classic The Last House on the Left, which he also wrote and edited.

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‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Is Getting Remade Again

‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Is Getting Remade Again

New Line Cinema is planning to bring Freddy Krueger back from the dead for a second time. Yes, that's right. Instead of giving the 2010 remake a sequel, the plan is to completely wipe the slate clean and start over with a brand new reboot. Just five years after Jackie Earle Haley took over the iconic role from Robert Englund, the studio will soon be searching for someone new to wear the infamous glove with the knife fingers.

This new A Nightmare on Elm Street may not be produced by Platinum Dunes. They were behind the 2010 remake that fared okay at the box office, but didn't register at all with fans. It came and went without too many complaints. It wasn't an outright bomb, as it pulled in $63 million in the states off a $35 million budget. It went onto earn $115.6 million worldwide. But there weren't many fans of the movie, and according to The Tracking Board, New Line is ready to try and ignite a fresh franchise once again.

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EXCLUSIVE: Wes Craven Won't Ever Go Back to ‘Elm Street’ or Freddy Krueger

Platinum Dunes' A Nightmare on Elm Street remake/reboot, which was released in April of last year, was both a critical and financial flop. Fans hated what Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form did with the character and the changes made to the original storyline.

Now that Wes Craven, original creator of the that film's iconic slasher Freddy Krueger, has returned to Woodsboro for Scream 4, some fans have speculated that he may eventually return to A Nightmare on Elm Street as well somewhere down the line. After all, he did produce a remake of his very own The Last House on the Left.

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‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Will Haunt Your Dreams in Blu-ray on April 6th

You can relive a Wes Craven classic in 1080p right before the theatrical remake hits the big screen. A Nightmare on Elm Street will finally be released on Blu-ray on April 6, just weeks before the Platinum Dunes A Nightmare on Elm Street remake hits theaters on April 30. This new BD disc will be priced at $24.98 SRP and you can take a look at the cover art and special features below. The film stars Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund and features the film debut of a young Johnny Depp.

"1, 2, Freddy's coming for you." And here he is, phantom fiend Freddy Krueger in all his razor-fingered infamy. Wes Craven (Scream movies) directs this trendsetting first in the slash-hit series. The premise is simple: Freddy (Robert Englund) homicidally haunts the sleep of Elm Street teens. The results are terrifying and mind-blowingly innovative. There's another film debut too: Johnny Depp. He plays the ready steady of the hottie mcsmarty (Heather Langenkamp) who figures a clever way to flambé the fiend. But ever-say-die Freddy will be 3, 4 back for more...even returning to the screen in a killer 2010 remake of this diabolical original. Sweet dreams!

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New Trailer for ‘Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy’ Documentary

Just in time for the upcoming remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, the creators of last year's documentary His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th are currently in the process of making a new doc focused on Freddy Krueger and his influence as a movie monster over the last 25 years. According to Dread Central, the documentary, entitled, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, will be released in 2010 as a two-disc DVD and will feature over four hours of extras, including the original documentary I Am Nancy, written, produced and directed by star Heather Langenkamp which looks back at the last 25 years since her debut as heroine Nancy Thompson and examines the impact of the Elm Street films on young people's lives.

Take a look at the trailer for the disc below...

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Robert Englund Talks About ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Remake Rumors

Hear what Freddy Krueger himself would like to see happen with the prequel.

New Line to Bring ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Back!

Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are preparing to return Freddy Krueger to theaters.

EXCLUSIVE: Wes Craven Talks ‘Nightmare on Elm Street Prequel’!

The director hasn't been in the production loop.