Wes Craven A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Wes Craven\‘s A Nightmare on Elm Street stirred up a huge cult following and made the franchise huge with Freddie Krueger played by Robert Englund. Comedy mixed in with horrific imagery made this an instant hit. Child murderer Freddy returns from the dead to exact revenge on the children of those who killed him. He haunts their dreams and when they die in their dreams, they die for real.
Director: Wes Craven
Writer: Wes Craven
Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund