Slasher Studios Commentary: A Nightmare on Elm Street


Our very first fan commentary is now available to download! Join Kevin Sommerfield and Steve Goltz Slasher Studios as they provide you commentaries from their favorite horror films from the 80’s and 90’s. It’ll be a bloody good time so get out your favorites and join in on the slasher fun! This week they take a look at the 1984 Wes Craven classic A Nightmare on Elm Street. Download for free (or donate a couple of bucks if you’d like) and listen at the link below.

Slasher Studios Commentary: A Nightmare on Elm Street


Slasher We Love: “Friday the 13th Part II”, “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter”, and “A Nightmare on Elm Street”

Today we are three more mini reviews from fellow fans of the slasher genre as they each talk about their slasher favorites. Thank you Ricky, Corey, and Brian for your selections! Remember just go to the Slasher Studios Facebook Page and select a picture from your favorite slasher movie and do a small write up and we will feature you and your review on our site. One special review will win a free autographed copy of Teddy!

Rickey Russell-“Friday the 13th Part II”

This is my all time favorite slasher flick because it introduces Jason as the ultimate killing machine. It increased my fears of the woods (coming from northwest GA) and gave me a sound effect to torture my little sister with (che-che-che cha-cha-cha). It set the stage for every slasher flick to follow.

Cory Allen-“Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter”

My favorite slasher film is Friday the 13th:The Final Chapter for various reasons. It was the 1st Friday the 13th I ever watched. Ted White portrayed Jason the best. The kills were creative. In my opinion, Final Chapter was Tom Savini’s last good film that he did special effects for. Ever since I was a kid I have loved that film.

Brian C Tyler-“A Nightmare on Elm Street”

A Nightmare on Elm Street is my favorite for several reasons. First of all it has a great concept where if you go to sleep you’re dead. Wes Craven did a great job bringing this story to life, I love how you’re never really sure if what you’re seeing is a dream or reality. Nancy is probably my favorite of the horror heroines because she looks like your typical girl next door but she manages to be really strong and face Freddy and her own personal demons instead of just hiding in a closet and crying. It also helps to have a very unique and terrifying villain, this is before Freddy was in the spotlight and he’s very creepy and menacing here, and the fact that he gets you in your nightmares and can pretty much do whatever he wants to you is horrifying.


Never Sleep Again: “A Nightmare on Elm Street” Review

Wes Craven’s definitive classic. Bet you can’t guess what it is. A Nightmare on Elm Street is an unbelievably original, terrifingly realistic, and overall terrifying that, despite a weak ending, is one of the best horror flicks of the quarter of a century. The film deals with a deceased child molester who now lives only through the dreams of the children of those who burned him alive. Robert Englund is truly frightening as Freddy Krueger. Wes Craven delivers a surprising amount of tension that still holds up today.

Nancy is having nightmares about a frightening, badly-scarred figure who wears a glove with razor-sharp “finger knives”. She soon discovers that her friends are having similar dreams. When the kids begin to die, Nancy realizes that she must stay awake to survive. Uncovering the secret identity of the dream killer and his connection with the children of Elm Street, the girl plots to draw him out into the real world.

The film goes for suspense, drama, and gore and delivers for the most part. Heather Langenkamp gives a very solid performance as Nancy Thompson, the young woman is the “leader” among her friends and the only one who may get out alive. Forget about Jamie Lee Curtis’ whimpering performance in “Halloween”. Here Langenkamp is the real deal and she kicks ass. A great horror film that still delivers today. Look for a young Johnny Depp who, arguably, has the best death scene in the flick.