Elm Street (1988) – 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: 5.2/10
Built: 1988 ~ USA
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Comedy, Horror
Starring: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Tuesday Knight, Danny Hassel, Linnea Quigley
Director: Renny Harlin
Screenplay: Wes Craven, Brian Helgeland, Ken Wheat, William Kotzwinkle
Producer: Rachel Talalay, Robert Shaye, Stephen Diener, Karen Koch, Sara Risher
Directed by: Steven Fierberg
Director of Photography: Craig Safan, John Easdale
Movie Website: http://nightmareonelmstreetfilms.com/
Duration: 1 hour 39 min
Kristen (Tuesday Knight), Joey (Rodney Eastman), and Kincaid (Ken Sagoes) have been released from the Westin Hills Asylum and are now living normal lives and attending high school. Kristen has managed to make some new friends: Alice Johnson (Lisa Wilcox), a young, bright girl and a frequent daydreamer; Sheila Kopecky (Toy Newkirk), a brainy, quiet girl with asthma; and Debbie Stevens (Brooke Theiss), a tough girl who hates bugs. She has also found herself a boyfriend, Rick (Andras Jones), a martial arts enthusiast who is also Alice’s brother.
Kristen begins to have bad dreams and feels as though Freddy has once again come back from the dead. During one of her nightmares, she pulls Kincaid and Joey into her dream as she explores the deserted Elm Street house. The boys try to convince her that Freddy has not come back, given that the boiler room is empty and cold. Kincaid’s dog Jason then jumps out of the boiler and bites Kristen’s arm. Kristen wakes up and discovers the bite marks on her arm; while Kincaid wakes up and sees blood dripping from Jason’s mouth. In school the next day, Kincaid and Joey confront Kristen about pulling them into the dream. Kincaid wakes up one night and finds himself locked in the trunk of an old junked car. When he opens the hood, he realizes that he is in the same salvage yard that Freddy’s body was buried in. Kincaid spies his dog, Jason, digging and urinating fire in the ground nearby. Freddy then resurrects from the ground after which Kincaid knocks a pile of junked cars down on him. Freddy quickly recoups and kills Kincaid by stabbing him in the stomach. Later that night, Joey is attacked and killed by Freddy on his waterbed after being tricked into thinking a naked woman was swimming within it.
The following day at school, Kristen is concerned when her friends fail to show up for class. She confides to Alice about nightmares. Kristen hits her head and passes out when she discovers both of her friends missing, being attacked by Freddy but revived in time. After she learns of the deaths of Kincaid and Joey, Kristen goes to the actual Elm Street house, with Rick, Dan, and Alice. Rick tells Dan the story of Freddy, and Alice reveals a part of the Dream Master rhyme. Alice suggests to Kristen that she is in control of her own dreams. However, Alice also looks down at the ground and sees something, a chalk drawing of the house, that only Kristen has been able to see. Clearly, she senses something. At home that night, her mother gives her a sedative to help her sleep. When Kristen falls asleep this time, on Alice’s advice, she tries to convert nightmares into pleasant dreams, to no avail. While she meets a child named Alice creating a sand castle in her dream, even in her good dreams, Freddy appears and ruins everything. Kristen eventually finds herself in Freddy’s boiler room. It is explained that Kristen is the last child from Elm Street, and Freddy needs her help to get more children. Freddy taunts her long enough to make her scream for Alice. Alice appears suddenly in the boiler room and Kristen trys to get her to wake up but to no avail. Krueger throws Kristen into a furnace and collects her soul along with the other Dream Warriors. Before Kristen dies, she sends her power, the power to pull people into her dreams, to Alice. Before the power can reach her, it passes through Freddy first.
Alice awakens immediately, realizing that Kristen’s in danger, she and Rick both quickly make their way to Kristen’s house. Outside, they see flames coming from Kristen’s room, and they are too late to save her. As Alice tries to understand what has happened, and exactly who Freddy is, her friends begin to die. First, Sheila and Rick are killed. While taking a test, Alice accidentally pulls Sheila into a dream where Freddy is waiting. He traps Alice in her chair and kisses Sheila sucking all the air out of her, and she has an asthma attack in real life. Later, Rick find himself fighting an invisible Freddy and seems to win when he knocks his glove off. The glove stirs and soon launches at Rick and stabs him in the stomach. After every death, including Kristen’s, Alice picks up new talents and traces of the former owner’s personality. She also picks up the dream powers of the children who have died. She is obviously Freddy’s supernatural opposite, albeit too weak to truly conquer or even resist him yet. After Rick’s funeral, Alice teams up with Dan Jordan, who was one of Rick’s closest friends. Together with Dan, Alice tries to get to Debbie, their last surviving friend, before Freddy finds her. Unbeknown to the two teens, Freddy is able to control their movements. Trapping Alice and Dan in a time loop, Freddy is able to reach Debbie and kill her by transforming her into a cockroach and trapping her inside a roach moteland then crushing her before Alice and Dan intervene.
Following a car accident, where Dan is injured and rushed to the hospital, Alice returns home to prepare for one final battle with Freddy. Alice goes to sleep to help Dan before Freddy can kill him. As Alice and Dan search for Freddy, Dan is injured and right at the moment the doctors wake Dan and he is pulled from the Dream World. Alice, facing Freddy alone, attempts to use all of her newly absorbed abilities against him. The fight is relatively equal, except that she has a mortal body and he does not, giving him the advantage of immortality. It’s an advantage that proves nearly too great to overcome. He declares that he’s been guarding his gate for too long to be taken down by her. But just as he is preparing to kill her, she recalls the final verse of the Dream Master rhyme. For the first and only time, someone defeats Freddy, by using the power of the spell to make him see the evil that is inside. Using her power as guardian of the gate of good dreams, Alice releases the tortured souls that Freddy imprisoned into the gates of good dreams where he can no longer harm them. Krueger’s clothes fall lifelessly to the floor and Alice kicks his glove. The film ends with Dan and Alice at a fountain some time later. Dan tosses a coin into a fountain and before the coin falls into the water, Alice briefly sees the reflection of Freddy appear, Alice brushes this off and she and Dan walk through the park.