Nightmare On Elm Street

i think...

Ok, I'm the first to admit, I'm crap, crap, crap at scary movies...  So when it comes to this time of the year - i try to be a little braver.  So this year's scary movie is what I think is a classic.   (Is a movie from 1984 to young to be called a classic?)

 

Update: So I watched the movie...

 

Ok, I'm the first to admit, I'm crap, crap, crap at scary movies...  So when it comes to this time of the year - i try to be a little braver.  So this year's scary movie is what I think is a classic.   (Is a movie from 1984 to young to be called a classic?)

 

Update: So I watched the movie...

 

Past 12AM?  Check

Lights down low? Check

Bread knife under the sofa for unsuspected Kruger?  Check

Cushions surrounding me like a fort?  Check

 

As I settle down to watch NMOES,  I got a sudden rush of the 80s, I felt like a little boy again and instantly was ducking behind the cushions and peering at the TV through my  hand telescope - sometimes it's the only way I can watch horror movies...

 

That was until the first gruesome death on Elm Street, and then I found the whole thing I’m ashamed to say rather funny.  

 

Ok, we've got to give it its dues.   It was the 80s, Wes Craven was just breaking out as a director and the cast, well they did their best with the script that they had- however when you compare this film to the slick horrors of the late 90s and now (Scream, I Know What you did ... blah blah blah)  You can't help but compare.  

 

However what I will say, my favourite person in the film was Marge - the mother... Now if I had a mother who was that camp and unfiltered I'd want Freddy to get her!  Keep swigging dear - Freddy loves a drunk!

 

I can see why this film as got the status of being one of movies that keeps people up at night, but I think we've (or maybe it's just me) have become a little desensitized by horror, purely because of the horrific films that have made their way into the mainstream.  So if I put my virginal mind back to  before I saw any scary movies, this film would probably keep me up.  Anything that suggests that I won’t have a good night sleep instantly brings me out in the sweats.

 

However, being the aficionado of movies that I am...

 

A man with stretchy arms and a really bad sunburn doesn't really do it for me.  Someone pass him the Nivea!

 

Scary rating 6 out of 10

Comedy actress rating 10 out of 10

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