A Nightmare on Elm Street. 1984. USA. Directed by Wes Craven. 35mm. 91 min.
Farming the fertile terrain of teenage dreams and bogeymen, Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street continued the long tradition of low-budget horror films making a cultural impact (and healthy profits) at American theaters. Craven’s film, which also launched the fledgling New Line Cinema, spawned eight sequels and created an icon in Freddy Krueger (listed as “Fred Krueger” here).