About

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy...

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Directed by

Wes Craven

Written by

Wes Craven (Screenplay)

Runtime

91 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

If Nancy Doesn't Wake Up Screaming, She Won't Wake Up At All!

Cast

Keywords

dream supernatural teenager alcoholic slasher trapped nightmare disfigurement medical test booby trap child murderer sleep boiler room

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