I hope I don't really have to explain the plot. Nancy (Heather Langenkamp), a teenager, starts having nightmare involving the "knifed-fingered" man, Fred Krueger (Robert Englund). But when her friends start dying in the sleep because of Krueger, she teams up with her boyfriend, Glen (Johnny Depp, in his first role) to take down the killer.
As I have said in previous reviews, I am not the biggest fan of horror movies. I prefer the classics (Like the previously reviewed The Wolfman) or one with a lot of humor (Evil Dead II is my all-time favorite horror film). So, I was a little wary going into this one. Sure, I liked the Friday the 13th series in a so-bad-they're-good way. My hope was that I would enjoy this film the same way. Well, I didn't. It's not so-bad-it's-good. It's just good. Really good.
|That's Freddy. His friends don't ask for many high-fives.|
The cast also deserves some praise. Of course, Englund knocks it out of the park as Fred. As much as he's unnerving, there is an odd likability to the character. Langenkamp also does well, as she believably goes for victim to hero in the film's events. Depp, even in his very first performance, does a good job as the boyfriend, though he doesn't do a whole lot. The only actors that didn't do it for me were Nick Corri, who played a friend of Nancy, who just always seemed aware he was acting. Also, John Saxon doesn't seem to be all that interested in what's happening.
|One of the most famous moments in film. Ever.|