History Film / ANightmareonElmStreet1984

30th Nov '16 7:01:43 PM ThePest179
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* AbusiveParents: Creator/WesCraven [[WordOfGod said]] in the DVDCommentary that the distance between parents and teenage children (particularly teenagers) is a major theme of the first film. For example, Nancy's parents are not just divorced from each other but emotionally disengaged from their daughter, regarding her teenage problems as trivial and refusing to take her nightmares seriously, and divorced from life in general - Nancy's mother is an [[AlcoholicParent alcoholic]], and her father arguably a {{workaholic}} [[WhenYouComingHomeDad to the point of neglect]].



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* DownerEndingDisappearedDad: It is mentioned that Tina's father has abandoned her and her mother.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Freddy is still around and active by the end of the film.]]



* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: [[spoiler:Glen becoming a blood geyser.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: It is mentioned that Tina's father has abandoned her and her mother.

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* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: [[spoiler:Glen becoming a blood geyser.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: It is mentioned
]]* ParentalNeglect: Creator/WesCraven [[WordOfGod said]] in the DVDCommentary that Tina's father has abandoned the distance between parents and teenage children (particularly teenagers) is a major theme of the first film. For example, Nancy's parents are not just divorced from each other but emotionally disengaged from their daughter, regarding her teenage problems as trivial and refusing to take her nightmares seriously, and divorced from life in general - Nancy's mother is an [[AlcoholicParent alcoholic]], and her mother.father arguably a {{workaholic}} [[WhenYouComingHomeDad to the point of neglect]].
13th Nov '16 1:14:48 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AbusiveParents: Creator/WesCraven [[WordOfGod said]] in the DVDCommentary that the distance between parents and teenage children (particularly teenagers) is a major theme of the first film. For example, Nancy's parents are not just divorced from each other but emotionally disengaged from their daughter, regarding her teenage problems as trivial and refusing to take her nightmares seriously, and divorced from life in general - Nancy's mother is an [[AlcoholicParent alcoholic]], and her father arguably a [[WhenYouComingHomeDad workaholic]].

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* AbusiveParents: Creator/WesCraven [[WordOfGod said]] in the DVDCommentary that the distance between parents and teenage children (particularly teenagers) is a major theme of the first film. For example, Nancy's parents are not just divorced from each other but emotionally disengaged from their daughter, regarding her teenage problems as trivial and refusing to take her nightmares seriously, and divorced from life in general - Nancy's mother is an [[AlcoholicParent alcoholic]], and her father arguably a {{workaholic}} [[WhenYouComingHomeDad workaholic]].to the point of neglect]].
13th Nov '16 1:13:37 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AbusiveParents: Creator/WesCraven [[WordOfGod said]] in the DVDCommentary that the distance between parents and teenage children (particularly teenagers) is a major theme of the first film. For example, Nancy's parents are not just divorced from each other but emotionally disengaged from their daughter, regarding her teenage problems as trivial and refusing to take her nightmares seriously, and divorced from life in general - Nancy's mother is an alcoholic, and her father arguably a workaholic.

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* AbusiveParents: Creator/WesCraven [[WordOfGod said]] in the DVDCommentary that the distance between parents and teenage children (particularly teenagers) is a major theme of the first film. For example, Nancy's parents are not just divorced from each other but emotionally disengaged from their daughter, regarding her teenage problems as trivial and refusing to take her nightmares seriously, and divorced from life in general - Nancy's mother is an alcoholic, [[AlcoholicParent alcoholic]], and her father arguably a workaholic.[[WhenYouComingHomeDad workaholic]].


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1st Nov '16 2:35:20 PM SergeantLuke
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* LateArrivalSpoiler: The identity of the strange killer with the burnt face who keeps appearing in the kids' dreams is kept a mystery up until the halfway point of the movie, and his face is always partially obscured... but if you're even slightly familiar with this movie and the series it spawned, you definitely already know who he is and have gotten a pretty good look at him via promotional media.
27th Oct '16 1:06:35 AM SergeantLuke
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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. He's also identified as "''Fred'' Krueger" in the credits and referred to as such throughout most of the movie, though he does call himself "Freddy" and the famous jump-rope rhyme already uses the nickname.

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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.
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He's also identified as "''Fred'' Krueger" in the credits and referred to as such throughout most of the movie, though he does call himself "Freddy" and the famous jump-rope rhyme already uses the nickname.
27th Oct '16 1:06:11 AM SergeantLuke
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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.

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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. He's also identified as "''Fred'' Krueger" in the credits and referred to as such throughout most of the movie, though he does call himself "Freddy" and the famous jump-rope rhyme already uses the nickname.
9th Oct '16 7:27:57 PM arbiter099
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* RealityWarper: Freddy can seemingly do anything he wants within a dream.
25th Sep '16 10:40:43 PM foxley
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* SexyShirtSwitch: After having sex with Ned, Tina ventures outside to investigate a strange noise wearing only a button down shirt.
19th Aug '16 9:27:56 PM Tnoel
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*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]]


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** 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
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