A Nightmare on Elm Street ★★½

Whatever you do... don't fall asleep.

Unlike The Exorcist, which I can still appreciate for what it is today, A Nightmare on Elm Street doesn't hold up quite that well. Gotta give it that Freddy Krueger is a great character and the premise is legit scary. I'm sure the movie was inventive and gruesome at the time, but now it feels like an '80s edition of Scream (which incidentally was also directed by Wes Craven, says the info I just got on my earbud).