Elm Street (1987) – Full Movie
Action and tension continues. The never-ending. Freddy grabs the attention of everyone in this series.Action and tension continues. A Nightmare on Elm Street!
IMDB rating: 6.2/10
Built: 1987 ~ USA
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Comedy, Horror
Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Robert Englund, Patricia Arquette, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon
Director: Chuck Russell
Screenplay: Frank Darabont, Wes Craven, Chuck Russell, Bruce Wagner
Producer: Wes Craven, Robert Shaye, Niki Marvin, Stephen Diener
Director of photography: Roy H. Wagner
Directed by: Angelo Badalamenti
Movie Website: http://nightmareonelmstreetfilms.com/
Duration: 1 hour 36 min
Six years after the events of the first film, Kristen Parker makes a replica of a house on Elm Street. Her mother tells her to go to sleep while she has a man over. Kristen falls asleep and dreams of meeting up with a little girl outside the house. Kristen hears someone coming, picks up the little girl, and runs in the house to the basement. The little girl says “Put me down, you’re hurting me” and when Kristen looks down she discovers that she’s holding a skeleton. Kristen wakes up and goes to the bathroom where she finds she is still asleep, again meeting Freddy Krueger, who slashes her wrists with his glove. Her mother mistakes this incident as a suicide attempt, because when Kristen awakes, she is holding a razor blade to her own wrist. After this event, Kristen is placed in Westin Hills, a psychiatric hospital, where she meets the other patients - Joey Peterson, who does not speak, Taryn White, an ex-drug addict, Roland Kincaid, a tough kid with behavioral problems, Phillip Anderson, a talented sculptor, Jennifer Caulfield, a wannabe actress, and Will Stanton, who now uses a wheelchair because of an earlier suicide attempt, who are the “last of the Elm Street children” – the last remaining children of the vigilantes who killed Freddy. She also meets Dr. Neil Gordon, the main psychiatrist and Nancy Thompson, the new staff member.
Dr. Neil Gordon and Nancy go to a restaurant where Nancy reveals some information regarding her past experiences and explains that she knows what the children are going through. It is revealed that Nancy has been taking an experimental dream suppressant, Hypnocil, which Nancy suggests using with the children to ensure their safety. Due to the drug not yet receiving FDA approval, Neil is extremely reticent. When Kristen has another terrifying dream in which Freddy appears from the flooring and attempts to eat her in the form of a giant worm-like creature, she reveals a latent ability to bring others into her dreams by bringing Nancy into the dream to assist her. Nancy enters the room from a mirror, and seeing Kristen in peril, uses a shard of glass to stab the Freddy-worm in the eye. Freddy recoils from the wound and recognizes Nancy, as she defeated him 6 years prior. He attempts to attack, but Kristen shuts the door and takes Nancy and herself out of the dream, and Nancy sees the potential of Kristen’s ability to put Freddy down for good.
Meanwhile, Neil begins to receive visits from a mysterious nun, who introduces herself as Sister Mary Helena. She informs Neil that Freddy Krueger was born in the abandoned wing of the same hospital, Westin Hills, after one hundred maniacs raped his mother, Amanda Krueger. Amanda Krueger was a staff member who was accidentally locked inside over the Christmas holidays, and that when he was killed, Krueger was never properly buried and must be laid to rest in consecrated ground.
Freddy kills Phillip when he slashes his feet and wrists, uses his tendons to walk him to the top of the building like a marionette, cuts the tendons, and sends him falling to his death. Later, while Jennifer watches TV, the host of a talk show turns into Freddy and attacks the guest as the TV goes haywire. She walks over to it as screams and moans come from the TV and smacks it. Then two large mechanical arms explode out of the sides and pick her up as Freddy’s head comes out the top and smashes Jennifer’s head right through the TV. Nancy tells the kids during a group session that in their dreams they can be whomever, and possibly be able to do whatever, they want. Nancy convinces Neil to try an experimental hypnosis to put the kids and themselves into a deep sleep and then has Kristen attempt to pull them into her dream. After attempting this, it appears that it has failed and they prepare to try again. Joey notices an attractive nurse outside the room who proceeds to seduce him. She leads him to one of the empty rooms and lays him on the bed. She then turns into Freddy, who holds him captive in the dream world while at the same time rendering him comatose in the real world. Dr. Carver fires Neil and Nancy due to those incidents.
Nancy, knowing that while under the care of a more strict psychiatrist the kids will be in great danger, goes to see her father, Lt. Donald Thompson. She makes an impassioned plea to him which ultimately falls on deaf ears due to his alcoholism. Neil tells her to go back to the hospital to help the kids whilst Neil forces Lt. Thompson to help him find Freddy’s remains and bury them, stopping at a church to collect holy water and a crucifix. Nancy and the kids attempt a group sleep session to try and go in and free Joey and get to Kristen, who was thrown in the “quiet room” and sedated without her consent.
As soon as the kids fall asleep, Freddy separates them. He kills Taryn by turning his fingers into needles filled with drugs and putting them in her and Will who he stabs in the stomach with his glove. Kincaid, who dreams of having super strength, manages to fight his way through Freddy’s barriers and reunite with Nancy and Kristen. They save Joey before Freddy can kill him and Krueger reveals he gains strength from imprisoning the souls of his victims. Kincaid attempts to attack Freddy, but Freddy, demonstrating how strong he has become, to the shock of Nancy, picks him up with one arm. He is about to kill Kincaid but notices that someone is messing with his bones and disappears. Meanwhile, Neil and Lt. Thompson have found Freddy’s remains in a large auto salvage yard. They begin to dig a grave when the bones come to life. Lt. Thompson attempts to attack the Freddy-skeleton but he’s easily beaten and impaled on the tail fin of a car. The skeleton then beats Neil with a shovel, leaving him unconscious near the make-shift grave.
The kids and Nancy proceed to make their way through Freddy’s lair when they come to a room full of mirrors, and each of the party are grabbed and pulled through by multiple Freddys, except for Joey who lets out a piercing scream which shatters the mirrors and releases his friends, seemingly stopping Freddy. Nancy notices a bright light from an adjoining room and realizes it is her father’s spirit. He tells her that he has crossed over and wanted to say goodbye to her, and they embrace. Seconds later, Nancy is stabbed twice in the stomach by Freddy, who was impersonating her father. Knowing that the biggest threat to him has been removed, Freddy closes the door on Kincaid and Joey, and proceeds to attack Kristen. Just as he is about to kill Kristen, Nancy appears behind him, and makes Freddy stab himself with his own glove. At this precise moment, Neil awakens and sprinkles the holy water on Freddy’s remains, causing bright light to emanate from his body. He also uses the crucifix and completes the burial, causing Krueger to disappear in a brilliant white light.
Nancy, grievously wounded, dies in Kristen’s arms. At Nancy’s funeral, Neil sees the nun that helped him. When he goes to thank her, she vanishes. He is left standing by a gravestone. On the stone there is a name, Amanda Krueger, just below that is another name, Sister Mary Helena, showing that the nun was the spirit of Freddy’s mother. At the end, Neil falls asleep at his home with the same house Kristen made at the beginning of the film, when a light suddenly comes on in it.