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We kick off Spooky Season with a trip down memory lane and a return to everyone’s favorite suburban nightmare on “Elm Street”.

Nightmare on Elm Street

We begin the most wonderful time of the year for the Spookshow gang, and almost certainly for our listeners, too: Spooky season! This year we’re celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Spookshow, so we’re starting off big with the Wes Craven classic, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984)!

The first installment of the phenom that became a beloved franchise, A Nightmare on Elm Street, starred Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger, and Johnny Depp in his film debut. The film’s revolves around a group of teenagers who are targeted by Krueger, an undead former child killer who can murder people through their dreams, as retribution against their parents who burned him alive.

Craven filmed Elm Street on an estimated budget of $1.1 million, and it grossed $57 million worldwide upon its release. It received critical acclaim and has since been considered to be one of the greatest horror films ever made. The movie spawned a franchise consisting of six sequels, a television series, a crossover with Friday the 13th, various other merchandise, and a remake of the same name.

Critics and film historians state that the film’s premise is the struggle to define the distinction between dreams and reality, manifested by the lives and dreams of the teens in the film.

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