Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends including Tina Gray, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz are being tormented by a clawed killer in their dreams named Freddy Krueger. Nancy must think quickly, as Freddy tries to pick off his victims one by one. When he has you in your sleep, who is there to save you? Written by
The movie almost folded before production had begun. Initially, Smart Egg Productions was supposed to put one million dollars into the movie, but it dropped out several days before filming began, and Robert Shaye had to try to raise money elsewhere. Two weeks into shooting, the production had no money left to pay the crew, so Line Producer John H. Burrows used his credit card. Eventually, Shaye brokered a deal with Media Home Entertainment, and subsequently persuaded Smart Egg to put up the final 200,000 dollars needed to complete the film. See more »
It is revealed in the movie from Nancy's dreams that if she is holding onto something in the dream world, like an object or person, she can bring that object or person into the real world from the dream world. This is shown in the movie's climax. However Nancy was clearly holding onto Freddy when she went to find him with Glen guarding (and not succeeding) in her bedroom earlier in the film. She was struggling with Freddy and holding onto his razors to keep him from killing her in the dream world and was awoken in the exact same way as in the climax, from an alarm. Why didn't Freddy get pulled into the real world at this point? See more »