A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
"1, 2, Freddy's coming for you." And here he is, phantom fiend Freddy Krueger in all his razor-fingered infamy. Wes Craven directs this trend-setting first in the slash-hit series.
The premise is simple: Freddy (Robert Englund) homicidally haunts the sleep of Elm Street teens.The results are terrifying and mind-blowingly innovative.
There's another film debut too—Johnny Depp. He plays the ready steady of the Hottie McSmarty (Heather Langenkamp) who figures a clever way to flambe the fiend. But never-say-die Freddy will be "3, 4 back for even more" returning to the screen in a killer 2010 remake of this diabolical original.