Get ready to stay up late Berkeley, and it won’t be from your midterms. That’s right, just in time for Halloween, a special showing of Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street is this Thursday October 8th at the United Artist Theater in Downtown Berkeley.
First released in 1984, it has been 31 years since A Nightmare on Elm Street terrified the nation and most of my childhood! It was a walk down memory lane as I saw the film was playing yesterday shopping downtown with my Mother. We both laughed-well mostly her- about how scared I was of Freddy Krueger. Freddy Krueger, played by Robert England, is as scary as they get, with his burned face and knives for fingers, slicing up the dreams of four suburban teenage friends, I think it would keep any of us at up night.
In its cheesy 80’s horror fashion we all love to mock, the film is actually pretty scary. Even without modern C.G.I. Freddy slashed up a real blood bath between Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) and her boyfriend Glenn (Johnny Depp). That’s right, a little film secret, A Nightmare on Elm Street was Depp’s first lead role so hats off to Craven for discovering one of the most talented actors in our time. Come see how it ends for the young Jack Sparrow.
It was the first installment of the successful franchise that made Freddy Krueger, Wes Craven and Newline Cinema a household name. Craven recently passed in August 30th 2015 making this showing extra sentimental for horror fans. Wes Craven is responsible for creating some of the most successful horror films of all time. Including; Scream, Scream 2 Scream 3 and Scream 4, The Hills Have Eyes, The People Under the Stairs and A Nightmare on Elm Street!
Show starts at 9:00pm and tickets prices are only $5!! I highly recommend this film and I consider it one of the great horror classics of the 20th Century!
United Artist #7
2274 Shattuck Ave.
Thursday October 8th at 9:00 pm
Zach Fischer CalTV Entertainment