On my search for what's scary I watched Nightmare on elm street, a classic. Or so I am told when talking to other horror movie buffs. I remember enjoying them back in the day, I just don't remember if they were scary then. Well they aren't now.
Much like Poltergeist the effect are terrible. Granted they were great for their time, so this in my opinion makes the movie not stand the test of time.
The premise is good. Evil guy comes into your dreams and takes you into a nightmare, brilliant! Then enter the special effects, and they over shadow the possibilities.
Now before you get mad and yell about how it was the 80's and the effects were ground breaking and all that, I get it, I really do! I just think there could have been something timeless in this story idea, something that could not just give you nightmares but your children, and your children's children.
I mean the song, oh my god, chills.
But that's where they end.
"One two Freddie's coming for you,
Three four better lock your door,
Five six get your crucifix..." Chills!