1428 Elm: Our First Wes Craven Films

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Jeremy Dick- A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

The first Wes Craven movie I’ve ever seen was arguably his best: A Nightmare on Elm Street.  It was a film about a supernatural murderer killing people in their dreams, but Craven somehow made the horror of it just feel real and truly frightening.  Johnny Depp’s death, in particular, resulted in many sleepless nights for me as a young boy, and although he scared the living daylights out of me, Freddy Krueger instantly became one of my favorite movie characters.

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