Today I am reviewing...
Directed by Wes Craven this movie was the first for Johnny Depp.
Did you know that New Line Cinema was saved because of this movie? This is why it is sometimes called 'The House That Freddy Built.'
If you don't know the plot of this movie you have been living under a rock. A child killers finally gets his comeuppance by the neighborhood parents and is burned alive. He comes back in the dreams of the local teens and kills them.
This movie is SO bloody that they used over 500 gallons of it!
If you look closely during the scene where Nancy has the TV on is about to fall asleep, the movie she is watching is The Evil Dead...also, if you go ahead and watch The Evil Dead II, Kruger's glove is hanging up in the shack.
There are really only two things that I don't like about this movie: 1) The mom, I hate her character, she is such a fucking idiot and a drunk that I really wish she would have been killed earlier; and 2) The ending, the ending is just crap -- oh so now you don't believe and now Freddy is defeated? Pair that with the weird dream like ending...if you head over to IMDB and check out the trivia, you will see that Craven didn't like the ending, and that it was actually a compromise between two variations.
Other than that this movie is pretty great...I remember watching it late at night as a kid and having to remind myself that it was only a movie and that you can't die from your dreams.
IMDB rates this a 7.5 out of 10 stars, Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 95% with a 79% audience approval rating. I am giving it a 4 out of 5 skulls.
If you haven't seen it, please do, and make sure it's the original and not the remake...
Sleep tight and don't let the zombies bite!