91 - A Nightmare on Elm St. (1984)

Let’s be honest: what self-respecting adult could possibly find Freddy Kruger (the 1984 version) scary? More importantly, what self-respecting movie watcher could argue A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (original recipe) is a good film? Alex and Julio start The Autumn of the Remakes by tackling a so-called classic, the horror flick that gave us a liquified Johnny Depp, a flaky Robert Englund, and a collection of genre clichés that somehow earned a 94% on the Tomatometer. It’s almost like its only merit is that it would eventually give us an awesome remake.

PHOTO: This is kinda sexy, actually.

PHOTO: This is kinda sexy, actually.


00:00:00 - 00:01:11 Simpsonians Intro

00:02:23 - 00:49:39 Contrarians Corner (#CC)

00:49:40 - 00:50:40    Bathtub fun

00:50:41 - 01:17:31       Real Talk

01:17:32 - 01:23:32 Plugs!

01:23:33 - 01:28:34 The NES Elm St videogame and bye byes

01:29:14 - 01:29:39 Someone else played it!


- Alex has another History of Videogames recommendation: WCW VIDEOGAMES!

- Julio can confirm that GATES OF HEAVEN lives up to its reputation.

- Hans Rothgiesser, the man behind our logo, can be reached at @mildemonios on Twitter or you can email him at mildemonios@hotmail.com in case you ever need a logo (or comics) produced. And you can listen to him talk about Peruvian politics on his own podcast, NACION COMBI. Aaaaand you can also check out all the stuff he’s written on his own website. Don’t know Spanish? He also did a podcast in English called LIVING IN PERU, about immigrants in - where else - Perú.

Up next, the ying to this episode’s yang: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST (2010)!!! Until then, let us know how you feel about the original Nightmare. Did you find Freddy scary? Do you think you can do a better job than most of its cast? Was this just too cartoony? E-mail us at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com or tweet at us or facebook us and share your thoughts!