Director: Wes Craven
Writer: Wes Craven
A classic slasher movie I just saw for the first time. Watching something like this can sometimes be hard because I have seen all of the things it inspired first so I have to try and watch it through the eyes of seeing it for the first time in 1984.
There are a few Horror slasher icons like Jason, Michael Myers, and Leatherface but Freddy stands apart because of the fact that he actually speaks and has a sense of humor to boot! Englund gives a memorable performance in a genre that is definitely not prized for its contributions to the acting world.
You can’t deny the design of the Krueger is also really something special from the fedora and sweater to the disfigured face and glove covered in knives. It has since become an iconic look and it is easy to see why.
The kills are good with the best one definitely being the bedroom attack, which had special effects that held up despite the movie overall being a bit dated. The ending itself made me laugh and I actually rewinded Freddy pulling a very fake blow up doll version of Nancy’s Mother through a window a few times. I am not a huge fan of the slasher genre itself but I appreciated this one for having a bit more imagination beyond silent guy with a mask stabbing people and for having a bit of humor in it.