Sunday, October 30, 2016
October Horror Movie Challenge: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
I have been wanting to rewatch this one for years. I had forgotten how good it really was. Some movies age poorly, especially ones from the early 80s. But this one is a classic in every sense of the word. Not just Robert Englund as the iconic Freddy but Heather Langenkamp as Nancy is every sense the iconic "Last Girl". Lets not forget that this is the movie that introduced us all to Johnny Depp.
I watched this with Connor and he really loved it. He didn't think it was as scary as "Crimson Peak" but he loved it all the same.
There is a lot to unpack in this movie for a game. But the trouble is it's hard to fully replicate the whole "Last Girl" feel and to get the characters to make "horror movie decisions".
Still. This one is so much fun. We are going to do more horror movies together next year.
2016 Movie tally