A Nightmare On Elm Street
If Nancy Doesn't Wake Up Screaming She Won't Wake Up At All...
( Horror / Thriller )

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US Runtime: 91 min

Premiere Date:
Nov 09, 1984   [USA]
Director: Wes Craven
Writer: Wes Craven   [written by]
Producers: John Burrows   [Associate Producer]
Stanley Dudelson   [Executive Producer]
Sara Risher   [Co-Producer]
Robert Shaye   [Producer]
Joseph Wolf   [Executive Producer]
Music by Charles Bernstein
Cinematography: Jacques Haitkin
Edited by: Patrick McMahon   [co-editor]
Production Companys: Media Home Entertainment
New Line Cinema
Smart Egg Pictures


John Saxon
Lt. Thompson
Ronee Blakley
Margaret Thompson
Heather Langenkamp
Nancy Thompson
Amanda Wyss
Christina Grey
Jsu Garcia
Rod Lane
Johnny Depp
Glen Lantz
Charles Fleischer
Dr. King
Joseph Whipp
Sgt. Parker
Robert Englund
Freddy Krueger
Lin Shaye
Joe Unger
Sgt. Garcia
Mimi Craven
Jack Shea
Ed Call
Mr. Lantz
Sandy Lipton
Mrs. Lantz
David Andrews
Jeff Levine
Donna Woodrum
Mrs. Grey
Shashawnee Hall
Cop #1
Carol Pritikin
Cop #2
Brian Reise
Cop #3
Jason Adams
Surfer #1
Don Hannah
Surfer #2
Leslie Hoffman
Paul Grenier
Tina's Mom's Boyfriend
John Richard Petersen
Kid in Classroom (uncredited)


Anne S. Coffey
first assistant camera
Sean S. Cunningham
director: chase scene
Lisa Jensen
costume supervisor
Kevin Krasny
assistant editor: Los Angeles
Dan Perri
title designer
Valerie Schwartz
assistant editor
Thomas Vanghele
2nd asst. camera

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

$1,800,000 (USA)
Color Info:
Color (DeLuxe)
Film Length:
2502 m


  • Doctor: Don't worry, you're not gonna turn into Bride of Frankenstein!
  • Tina Gray: Oh my God.
    Freddy Kruger: [shows off his glove] This is God.
  • Doctor: Did Nancy have any severe childhood illnesses? Scarlet fever, high temperatures, concussions?
    Marge: No, nothing, Doctor.
    Nancy: Huh, he means have you ever dropped me on my head!
  • Nancy: I'm into survival
  • Donald: What's happening?
    Garcia: Well, if it were any more quiet, we could hear owls farting.


  • In the final scene, the top to the convertible came down faster and harder than expected. The expression from the actors is real.

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