Spooktastic Movie Marathon: 10 Halloween Movies to Make You Shiver


2. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Wes Craven directed this classic horror tale that spawned one of the most notorious and frightening villains of all time – Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). Heather Langenkamp and Johnny Depp also starred. The story is about a child killer who goes after the children of those responsible for his lynching. What makes Nightmare so compelling is the irony that the murderer haunts the dreams of his prey before he kills them. This contributes to its lore as a nightmare-inducing Halloween thriller.