In 1984, A Nightmare on Elm Street exploded in theatres. The new horror film by writer and director Wes Craven pushed the horror genre to a new level with its original concept and introduced one of the most (in)famous modern movie monsters: Freddy Krueger.

Shortly after New Line Cinema released A Nightmare on Elm Street, it didn’t take long before Freddy Krueger was part of our collective pop culture consciousness. Followed by its seven successful sequels, the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise covered almost every media avenue with comic books, posters, novels, toys, home video collections, soundtracks, costumes, a television show spin-off, and much more.

New Line Cinema resurrected the series—which ended with 1994’s Wes Craven’s New Nightmare—in 2003 with the release of Freddy vs. Jason. The film’s team-up premise tied the world of Freddy Krueger with another 80’s horror icon: Jason Voorhees. With this new direction, New Line Cinema secured Freddy’s place with the best horror villains of our time.

In 2008, New Line Cinema teamed with production company Platinum Dunes to recreate the original A Nightmare on Elm Street and introduce it to a new generation. This re-imagining starred Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger and incorporated modern special effects for a stylish thrill ride. New Line Cinema’s parent company, Warner Bros., released the re-imagined A Nightmare on Elm Street in April 2010.

This section details the films of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Synopses, cast and crew information, scripts, storyboards, rare photos, movie posters, soundtracks, and more are available for you to view. Many website exclusives can also be found under these pages.

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