History Film / ANightmareonElmStreet1984

19th Aug '16 9:27:56 PM Tnoel
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Nancy seemly defeats Freddy, only for it to turn out that Freddy is still alive and the movie ends with him killing her mom]]


Added DiffLines:

** Another thing to note was the theme of the movie was about Nancy having to grow up and face this threat by herself almost like a coming of age story. However by having the movie [[spoiler: ending with Freddy winning (thanks to ExecutiveMeddling)]] the point of the film seemed lost.
29th Jun '16 11:38:45 PM 70Jack90
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DownerEnding
10th Jun '16 8:55:57 PM shamblingdead2
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** On the commentary, Creator/WesCraven notes the sheep in the opening shot is a ShoutOut to Creator/LuisBunuel , another shot is a ShoutOut to Creator/StanleyKubrick , and Creator/HeatherLangenkamp notes her performance in the sleep clinic is a ShoutOut to ''Film/TheExorcist''.
16th May '16 1:38:30 AM CrowTR0bot
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EurekaMoment: Heather realizing she pulled Freddy's ''hat'' into the real world.

to:

* EurekaMoment: Heather Nancy realizing she pulled Freddy's ''hat'' into the real world.
1st Oct '15 5:53:51 PM seekquaze1
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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.


Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EightiesHair: Exemplified by Glen and Nancy.



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

to:

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


Added DiffLines:

* EightiesHair: Exemplified by Glen and Nancy.
11th Sep '15 5:34:47 PM MURPHYCHACHO
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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.
This list shows the last 10 events of 59. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.ANightmareonElmStreet1984