History Film / ANightmareonElmStreet1984

12th Apr '17 9:27:51 PM papyru30
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* BarrierBustingBlow: One of the traps devised by Nancy for Freddy is a sledgehammer that will hit him when he breaks through a door.

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* BarrierBustingBlow: One of [[spoiler: At the traps devised by Nancy for Freddy end, Nancy's mother is a sledgehammer that will hit him when he breaks dragged through a door.window by Freddy]].



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Freddy is still around and active by the end of the film.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Freddy is still around and active by DropTheHammer: One of Nancy's traps at the end of the film.]]involves a hammer.
12th Apr '17 9:23:40 PM papyru30
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* BloodyHilarious: [[spoiler:The death of Glen.]]



* MadeOfIron: Nancy in the real world battle with Freddy.

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* MadeOfIron: Nancy in Freddy during the real world battle with Freddy.FinalBattle.



* 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 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.

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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 Rod's jail cell [[spoiler: before he is murdered.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.



* 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.

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* TrailOfBlood: During Nancy's classroom nightmare, she follows [[spoiler: Tina's corpse corpse]] down the school hallway, which has left a bloody trail on the floor behind it.
20th Feb '17 7:25:07 PM bt8257
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The film was successful upon its release, as it saved New Line Cinema from bankruptcy and introduced world to the dream stalking Freddy Krueger, who would [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet return many times since]].

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The film was successful upon its release, as release; it saved New Line Cinema from bankruptcy and introduced world to the dream stalking Freddy Krueger, who would [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet return many times since]].
8th Jan '17 4:09:14 PM ThePest179
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* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: [[spoiler:Glen becoming a blood geyser.]]* ParentalNeglect: 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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* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: [[spoiler:Glen becoming a blood geyser.]]* ]]
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ParentalNeglect: 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]].
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]].



* DownerEnding

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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.
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