Thursday, 24 October 2013

Nightmare On Elm Street (film)

I'm not a big horror fan and have never actually seen any of the Nightmare On Elm Street films - even though (a very young) Johnny Depp was in the original! The first film is now thirty years old (yes, really!), having been released in 1984, so it's probably not as gory as I imagine it will be, but I'm still not sure about it. However, for those of you who do like your vintage horror, Cineworld are putting on a special Hallowe'en screening.

Set in the fictional Midwestern town of Springwood, Ohio, the plot revolves around several teenagers who are stalked and killed in their dreams by Freddy Krueger. The teenagers are unaware of the cause of this strange phenomenon, but their parents hold a dark secret from long ago.

Directed by Wes Craven, Nightmare On Elm Street was made for less than 2 million dollars and managed to earn all its costs back within the first week. It went on to become that rarity among films, one that both critics and audiences love. Villain Freddy Krueger became iconic in his own right and the film spawned several sequels, a television series and all manner of merchandise.

Cineworld, Thu 31st Oct, 21:15.
Tickets £8.80 adults, £5.70 concessions, available online, by calling 0871 200 2000, or in person from the foyer.