A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) (HBO Max)
I mean, come on, it’s almost the same title.
Jokes aside, A Nightmare on Elm Street gave birth to one of the most classic movie icons of all time – Freddy Krueger. This 1980s film tells the story of four teenagers who live on one street, Elm Street, whose dreams are invaded by an evil murderer, and they are killed within them – therefore, killing them in real life.
Just the premise sounds terrifying. Everyone needs to sleep, so there’s no way around this villain unless you find a way to outsmart him. It’s a brilliant masterclass film in horror, about how suspense should be done, gore should be handled, and how scary a true villain can be. To me, Freddy Krueger will remain as one of the scariest horror movie villains of all time. For fans of Fear Street, this film is perfect for you, with plenty of scares that will remind you of the Netflix trilogy.