Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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One, two, Freddy’s comin’ for you and John Pavlich of Sofa Dogs podcast and me as we watch Freddy and Johnny Depp’s debuts in a heartwarming coming-of-age story. We wax rhapsodical about Wes Craven and other low-budget horror. We compare this film to others of its type and to the remake. And we forgive any and all faults with the possible exception of John Saxon’s comb-over.

Listen as we deconstruct the film as an allegory for young adulthood, parental neglect, fear of the dark, female empowerment, and unwanted hat pregnancy. And don’t miss Roger Rabbit’s poster of a kitty riding a trolley!

Start the film right after the New Line logo has faded, on the countdown.

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