A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

If Nancy doesn't wake up screaming she won't wake up at all.

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 1984-10-31
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 4907 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema
  • Production Country: United States of America, United Kingdom
  • Director: Wes Craven
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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, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, 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 and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

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  • Heather Langenkamp

    as Nancy Thompson
  • John Saxon

    as Lieutenant Donald Thompson
  • Ronee Blakley

    as Marge Thompson
  • Amanda Wyss

    as Tina Gray
  • Jsu Garcia

    as Rod Lane
  • Johnny Depp

    as Glen Lantz
  • Robert Englund

    as Fred Krueger
  • Charles Fleischer

    as Dr. King
  • Joseph Whipp

    as Sgt. Parker
  • Lin Shaye

    as Teacher
  • Joe Unger

    as Sergeant Garcia
  • Mimi Craven

    as Nurse
  • Jack Shea

    as Minister
  • Ed Call

    as Mr. Lantz
  • Sandy Lipton

    as Mrs. Lantz
  • David Andrews

    as Foreman
  • Jeff Levine

    as Coroner
  • Donna Woodrum

    as Mrs. Gray
  • Shashawnee Hall

    as Cop #1
  • Carol Pritikin

    as Cop #2
  • Brian Reise

    as Cop #3
  • Ash Adams

    as Surfer #1
  • Don Hannah

    as Surfer #2
  • Leslie Hoffman

    as Hallguard
  • Paul Grenier

    as Mrs. Gray's Boyfriend
  • Kathi Gibbs

    as Kid (uncredited)
  • Chris Tashima

    as Kid (uncredited)
  • Antonia Yannouli

    as Kid (uncredited)
  • John Richard Petersen

    as Kid in Classroom (uncredited)
  • Robert Shaye

    as Newsreader / KRGR Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
Directing Wes Craven Director
Production Robert Shaye Producer
Production John Burrows Producer
Production Stanley Dudelson Executive Producer
Production Joseph Wolf Executive Producer
Production Sara Risher Producer
Sound Charles Bernstein Original Music Composer
Camera Jacques Haitkin Director of Photography
Editing Patrick McMahon Editor
Editing Rick Shaine Editor
Production Annette Benson Casting
Art Gregg Fonseca Production Design
Art Anne H. Ahrens Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Dana Lyman Costume Design
Art Dan Perri Title Designer
Writing Wes Craven Writer
Production John H. Burrows Production Manager
Production Amy Rabins Production Supervisor
Production Rachel Talalay Assistant Production Manager
Production Stephen Abramson Production Executive
Directing Nicholas Batchelor First Assistant Director
Directing Kathryn Weygand Script Supervisor
Camera Anne S. Coffey First Assistant Camera
Camera Joyce Rudolph Still Photographer
Production Lisa C. Cook Production Coordinator
Production Craig Pointes Location Manager
Lighting Scott Buttfield Gaffer
Camera Nelson Elwell Grip
Art Dorree Cooper Set Dresser
Art Don Diers Art Department Assistant
Art John Krenz Reinhart Jr. Construction Coordinator
Art John Stadelman Property Master
Art Kara Lindstrom Assistant Property Master
Art Timaree McCormick Assistant Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Lisa Jensen Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Terence McCorry Costumer
Costume & Make-Up RaMona Fleetwood Hairstylist
Sound James LaRue Sound Mixer
Crew Chuck Clarke Transportation Coordinator
Crew Brian Delahanty Transportation Captain
Crew David B. Householter Set Production Assistant
Directing Peter C. Graupner Second Assistant Director
Crew Jim Picciolo Animal Wrangler
Sound Jess Soraci Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Abe Nejad Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Jack Cooley Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Anthony Cecere Stunt Coordinator
Crew Jeff Habberstad Stunts
Crew Leslie Hoffman Stunts
Crew Paul Shaver Stunts
Crew Kerrie Cullen Stunts
Crew Bruce Carson Stunts
Crew Cindy Wills Stunts
Crew Don Pike Stunts
Crew Anthony Cecere Stunts
Crew Lou Carlucci Special Effects Assistant
Crew Larry Lapointe Special Effects Assistant
Crew Charles Belardinelli Special Effects Assistant
Crew Tassilo Baur Special Effects Assistant
Crew Debby Porter Stunts