336 – The one about Nightmare on Elm Street

Welcome to episode 336. Today, we watch “Nightmare on Elm Street”! (1984)

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won’t lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Join Scott, Randy, Dunaway, and Ibbott as they spew all the blood they own out of the bed.

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12 thoughts on “336 – The one about Nightmare on Elm Street

  1. Pingback: 336 – The one about Nightmare on Elm Street – BRIAN DUNAWAY

  2. I love ovaltine! Scott, next time you’re hankering for some chocolate milk have ovaltine instead. You can thank me later. Oh, and I’m younger than all of you.

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  4. Not a single comment about rick & morty kruger parody?

    Sidenote: I always thought VHS rewinders weren’t so you could get to the next movie faster, but so that you were reducing the wear put on the motors and hence prolonging the life of the VCR with a much cheaper device devoted to just rewinding.

    • Yup. When they told that story of the guy falling asleep during MK2 who awoke when the tape popped out, it meant the tape ran all the way to the end and rewound itself. The guy was in fact kind b/c he did rewind.

  5. I was too young for the earlier slasher movies, but this one came out on VHS when I was about 11 years old . Very popular at sleepovers. It scared the pants off me and haunted my dreams.

  6. I’m going to have to listen to this one again around October time b/c May is just not conducive to watching this kind of movie. I also have to watch Nightmare 2 again, I heard that one has massive guy subtext. The only thing I remember about was something about a schoolbus. And Dream Warriors Nightmare 3, just remember the Dokken video.

  7. What’s the deal with Ovaltine? The jar is round, the cup is round. It should be called roundtine!

    • Hang on! Is this the same stuff that’s called Ovomaltine in Europe? (Originally from Switzerland, I think) I first heard about Ovaltine in the Seinfeld episode Scott Ramsay is referencing above and never connected the two. I always assumed it was some kind of biscuit, like Oreo.

  8. Wow, no one mentioned Leatherface until the list? I guess he’s old school cult iconic and not charismatic enough. Some interesting Also ran’s are the Jeepers creeps thing, the Tall man from Phantasm, and Leprechaun. Hannibal Lector, Buffalo Bill and Psycho need to be on a separate list in my mind.

    • The filmmakers desperately tried to make Sackboy or Pumpkinhead Boy (I don’t remember if he even had a name) from Trick ‘r’ Treat into a thing, too. The guys even talked about it in that episode.

  9. Awesome Sack… But…! Why no mention of the Tall Man in the rundown of 70s-80s horror icons? Not only is he freakishly awesome but with a single non-rebooted run of 5 films over 35 years he’s outlasted the competition without a single clunker (IMHO and I’ve not seen RaVager yet).

    The Tall Man is a convincing sadist who gets-off on scaring people before they die. He’s metatextual before that was even a thing.

    Perhaps you could make up for your oversight (and my embarrassment as I was shouting at my headphones in my local tescos) by adding Phantasm to the sacking agenda. It’s a great film but with plenty of moments that deserve a good sack-down. And Scott Fletcher gets to mimic the late-great Angus Scrim.

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