I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS, LITTLE GIRLS IN WHITE DRESSES THAT JUMP ROPE IN SLOW MOTION ARE FRICKIN' TERRIFYING
"A Nightmare On Elm Street" (1984)
Directed by Wes Craven
"A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge" (1985)
Directed by Jack Sholder
The first time that I saw "A Nightmare on Elm Street", I was a kid and freely admit that I couldn't make it through the whole thing. The funny thing is, this is the only horror film that I ever chickened out on and couldn't finish in my life. I was about 8 years old. My brother and I had seen it playing on cable and were excited to see it. There had been a buzz surrounding this film, all the cool kids at school had already seen it and I felt left out.We got as far as the scene where Freddy attacks Tina, before my brother and I both agreed that this was way too intense for us and we had to turn it off. Although I felt relief, I was still out of the loop as far as Freddy Krueger talk was concerned and I was a horror nerd failure.
In my opinion, Wes Craven's original "A Nightmare On Elm Street" is a classic film, worthy of being added to the National Film Registry.
(Artwork by Isaac Keith Martinez)