A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher film directed by Wes Craven and the first film in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. It stars Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Amanda Wyss, Jsu Garcia, Robert Englund, and a young Johnny Depp in his feature film debut. The film was released on November 9, 1984 and currently holds a 94% "Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes
In a small town in Springwood, Ohio, teenagers are being haunted by a clawed serial killer named Freddy Krueger who kills people in their dreams.
Why It's Better Than A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
- Freddy looks a lot scarier than the one in the remake, with freaky teeth.
- The wall scene looks way better.
- The story idea is original.
- The deaths are pretty gruesome.
- The ending is way better.