History Film / ANightmareOnElmStreet1984

16th May '16 1:38:30 AM CrowTR0bot
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Freddy isn't nearly as talkative as he is in later films, and what few lines he does have lack the [[LaughablyEvil dark humor]] otherwise typical of the character.
5th Dec '15 5:37:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* PoliceAreUseless: Nancy's attempts to get the help of the police including her own father amount to zilch. Their lack of motivation and misplaced keys waste time getting to Rob's jail cell before he is murdered. Toward the end, Nancy tries to get her father to break into the house when she has pulled Freddy into reality. All he does is assign an officer to watch the house...an officer who precedes to ignore her screams for help until finally getting off his ass. By then Freddy has made it back into the dream world.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Nancy's attempts to get the help of the police including her own father amount to zilch. Their lack of motivation and misplaced keys waste time getting to Rob's Rod's jail cell before he is murdered. Toward the end, Nancy tries to get her father to break into the house when she has pulled Freddy into reality. All he does is assign an officer to watch the house...an officer who precedes to ignore her screams for help until finally getting off his ass. By then Freddy has made it back into the dream world.
5th Dec '15 5:35:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdultsAreUseless: The adults do about everything they can to be as unhelpful as possible whether it be ignoring evidence that something weird is going on, being drunk, just plain not listening.

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* AdultsAreUseless: The adults do about everything they can to be as unhelpful as possible whether it be ignoring evidence that something weird is going on, being drunk, or just plain not listening.
31st Oct '15 9:38:31 AM Piando
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* EurekaMoment: Heather realizing she pulled Freddy's ''hat'' into the real world.

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* EurekaMoment: Heather Nancy realizing she pulled Freddy's ''hat'' into the real world.
1st Oct '15 5:53:51 PM seekquaze1
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* AdultsAreUseless: The adults do about everything they can to be as unhelpful as possible whether it be ignoring evidence that something weird is going on, being drunk, just plain not listening.


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* PoliceAreUseless: Nancy's attempts to get the help of the police including her own father amount to zilch. Their lack of motivation and misplaced keys waste time getting to Rob's jail cell before he is murdered. Toward the end, Nancy tries to get her father to break into the house when she has pulled Freddy into reality. All he does is assign an officer to watch the house...an officer who precedes to ignore her screams for help until finally getting off his ass. By then Freddy has made it back into the dream world.
21st Sep '15 9:35:53 AM Piando
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* EightiesHair: Exemplified by Glen and Nancy.



* AndStarring: JohnnyDepp's name is preceded by "and introducing", as it was his very first film appearance.

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* AndStarring: JohnnyDepp's Creator/JohnnyDepp's name is preceded by "and introducing", as it was his very first film appearance.


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* EightiesHair: Exemplified by Glen and Nancy.
11th Sep '15 5:34:47 PM MURPHYCHACHO
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* NoSympathy: Glen's father has none to spare for Nancy, dismissing her as a 'lunatic' and [[JerkAss telling his wife that he doesn't want Glen to see her anymore.]] Keep in mind, this is ''roughly a week after two of Nancy's best friends have died horribly''. Even with her erratic behavior, most people would be willing to cut the poor kid some slack.
25th Jul '15 3:48:01 PM morenohijazo
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* TrailOfBlood: During Nancy's classroom nightmare, she follows Tina's corpse down the school hallway, which has left a bloody trail on the floor behind it.
24th May '15 7:54:36 PM SarcasmKid
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* CallingTheOldManOut: Nancy does this to both of her parents at different points in the movie. She's clearly disgusted that Donald used her to draw out Rod, and later snaps back at Marge for patronizing her, her alcoholism, and for lying to her about Freddy Krueger being an actual person.

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* CallingTheOldManOut: Nancy does this to both of her parents at different points in the movie. She's clearly disgusted that Donald used her to draw out Rod, and later snaps back at Marge for patronizing her, her alcoholism, and for lying to her about Freddy Krueger being an actual person. Nancy's first moment actually occurs right after [[spoiler: Tina's death, when talking about the fight Tina and Rod had.]]
-->'''Nancy''': It wasn't that serious.
-->'''Marge''': Maybe you don't think murder is serious.
-->'''Nancy''': How can you say I don't take her death seriously?!


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* LackOfEmpathy: Donald and Marge Thompson show varying degrees of this regarding Nancy and what she's going through. When Nancy accuses Donald of using her to flush out Rod, he only responds "What the hell were you doing going to school today anyway?" Like it's ''Nancy's'' fault. Marge, meanwhile, crawls deeper into her bottle and while she does know ''something'' is wrong, she refuses to really listen to Nancy and writes her off as sick.
19th May '15 12:29:38 PM SarcasmKid
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* CallingTheOldManOut: Nancy does this to both of her parents at different points in the movie. She's clearly disgusted that Donald used her to draw out Rod, and later snaps back at Marge for patronizing her, her alcoholism, and for lying to her about Freddy Krueger being an actual person.
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