'A Nightmare on Elm Street' SparkNotes version: The original centered around a group of high school students (Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Johnny Depp and more) who were the sons and daughters of a mob that murdered a child molester (Robert Englund) who now haunts dreams. If this were a class it would be: Health. Kids are dropping dead everywhere due to sleep deprivation and bad dreams (according to the doctors), though there's the little matter of a guy (Freddy Krueger) killing them in their sleep. Essay question: Can sleep deprivation not only affect an individual's physical and mental state, but effectively alter their perception of reality? Final grade: B+. Despite the murders/suicides/accidental deaths, no one could really tell if it was group paranoia or a supernatural entity with shaving razors attached to a leather glove.
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