As part of my current Johnny Depp kick I just watched A Nightmare on Elm Street
for the first time.
• Hey, weird — he’s actually credited as Fred
• Eighties Synth of DOOOOOOOOMMMMMM!!!
• Wow, the dialogue sucks. It isn’t even memorably bad. It’s just lame.
• Heather Langenkamp has huge hair, and the way her top lip is always pulled up makes it look like she has buck teeth. Oh my god. Nancy Thompson = Hermione Granger.
• Eeeee, Johnny looks so young
, has an amusing hairstyle, and...whoa, I’d forgotten how tight folks wore their jeans in 1984.
• Oh come on, there must have been more convincing fake blood available even then.
• Favorite “duh” moment: Nancy stops pounding on the door of the room where her friend Tina is dying horribly in order to leap backward and scream after Glen bumps into her. Then she says, “God, you scared me!” In case we couldn’t tell.
• Who the hell locks the bathroom door when they’re taking a bath in their own home?
• Hee, Nancy is reading up on boobytraps and improvised anti-personnel devices. She is
• Nancy is wiring up a sledgehammer in front of her bedroom door. Who knew that John Hughes stole his ideas for kidflicks from Wes Craven? (Also, how excellent a horror film director’s name is Craven
?) (Furthermore, Nancy Thompson = Kevin McCallister.) (And now I’m scaring myself.)