Hallowe’en Movie #7: A Nightmare on Elm Street

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A Nightmare on Elm Street film poster

A Nightmare on Elm Street is a movie that many of you have already seen. I only saw it recently, as the seventh horror film for this month. Growing up, I was always interested in horror, but slasher films did not interest me very much. I saw all of the sequels, the gore, and the “guy-with-a-mask-and-knife” monsters as boring, uninteresting, and inherently flawed due to clinging to tropes and consumerism.

In the last few years, I have heard a lot of praise for some of these films from friends. Sleepaway CampThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors have been recommended to me at some point in time. I became interested in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre especially for its odd “end of the world in yr own backyard” setting. The vegetarian and anti-progress narrative…

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