FYI: A Nightmare On Elm Street (the first one) was one of the greatest and most

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  1. Joe_Cool

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    original horror films ever made. Granted none of the sequels lived up to it, but it was still awesome.


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    Discuss.
     
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    you have said it all
     
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    motherfuckin :werd:
     
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    #2 was pretty good imo.
     
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    I think Nightmare was a great concept. Bad dreams are always freaky, because it's like your own mind turning against you, and the idea of somebody who can use it and manipulate it intentionally, being more powerful inside your own mind than you are, is some scary shit. And then a monster you can't fight because he isn't real (physically) makes it even worse. And then to top it all off, using the way a dream can seem real (ever dream that you woke up, only to realize you were still dreaming? ) to blend dreams and reality was awesome.

    The Nightmare on Elm Street stuff really grabs a hold of your base fears.
     
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    i started losing interest when it seemed the focus was on gross ways to die instead of being scary.
     
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    :werd: When Freddy became a pop-culture character instead of a monster, the movies lost their edge.

    That's why the first one is so epic: It's truly scary.
     
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    yes, it was fucking awesome.
     
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    legit horror film. I remember being scared as fuck.
    and i rarely get scared by movies.
     
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    exorcist fucked me up too. but i was like 10 and still believed in the boogyman
     
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    I saw that when I was 10 and it scared the SHIT out of me. My dad wouldn't let me sleep with the lights on.
     
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    :bowrofl: im serious, i went weeks with the lights on. i fucking hated being in my basement, i was sure something was waiting in the dark.
     
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    And I saw John Carpenter's The Thing on tv in the middle of the night, in a motel room, when I was the only one awake. I was too scared to go to sleep, so I laid there rolled up in the blankets (the monsters can't get you if you don't have your hands and feet exposed!) and watched the next movie that came on: Johnny Got His Gun.

    That was a very weird and emotional night for a 12 year old kid. :o
     
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    and that movie had nothing to do with monsters in the dark...it just really screwed me up
     
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    It still freaks me out a bit when I see it NOW, in my 30s. :rofl:
     
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    The Exorcist and The Thing did a lot to cultivate my love of horror films.

    The fact that my birthday is the day before halloween, so ever since I was little on my bday I just sit and watch scary movies on tv, didn't take away from that. :mamoru:
     
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    omg, such a fucked up movie for a kid to see.
    The Thing and Child's play fucked my head up.

    to this day storm drains still creep me out.
     
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    :eek3: You must have loved C.H.U.D. and It.
     
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    Alien :ugh:
     
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    and #2 was the most gay-innuendo laden movie I have ever seen
     
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    Hey, I didn't say THE greatest. I said ONE OF.

    Alien was fucking amazing.
     
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    Pootie I am a computer algorithm tech guy. OT Supporter

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    i first saw the nightmare series when they were mostly all out

    i think the themes in the first one are WAY too deep and the content doesn't really pull off this whole metaphysical message of the film

    Craven has talked AT LENGTH at how genius the ideas were in it, but it's still just a slasher film to me

    not saying it sucked
     

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