35 years ago Wes Craven turned the tired slasher genre on its head with, 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and introduced Freddy Krueger into our dreams. A huge risk for New Line Cinema, this film was either going to make or break them. On a $1.8m budget, it went on to scare up $25.5m at the domestic box office and spawn a franchise that became synonymous with the '80s. It's also pretty amazing that Robert Englund reprised his role as Freddy in every iteration minus the 2010 reboot. Here's hoping he decides to don the fedora and glove for one more film!
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