Halloween, or Nightmare on Elm Street?

Halloween, or Nightmare on Elm Street?

Joynson1995's picture

I'm talking about the originals, not the remakes. Which do you prefer? Personally, I prefer Halloween. 

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DirtyHorror_'s picture

Have to give the slight edge to Halloween, but both of these movies had a huge impact on me when I first saw them.  Unfortunately, the both have quite a few subpar sequels and two bad remakes, but that doesn't make me lose respect or love for the originals.  Halloween still creeps me out when I watch it......

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scareviewzombies's picture

I like both but prefer Halloween just feels darker, more scary not taking anything away from NOES.

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HorrorHolic's picture

     Nightmare on Elm Street !!!! Only the originals, they scared the begeezies outta me when I was little...

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beginnersluck67's picture

i used to have nightmares for years over freddy. i have to go with nightmare on elm street

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lostsoul13's picture

Halloween easily. Elm St is awesome, but all slasher films after 1980 owe a debt to Halloween.

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HauntedHoochie's picture

Halloween for sure!!!!! Thas a no brainer, HAHA! 

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doe333's picture

I love both of the original franchises, but Nightmare is my favorite. It gave the audience a little something extra to think about while still being quite scary (the first few at least). Depending on my mood, I might rather watch Halloween, but overall Elm Street wins IMO.

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undescriptyell's picture

Kudos to both, but something about a silent killer makes you always wanting more.  Im going with Halloween!

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VincentBateman's picture

Both films have their perks within the horror genre and have premises that are completely different. However one thing these films have in common is that both were made over 30 years ago. I have to say that there is only one film that has some sentiment to me and that is Halloween. There was nothing like being 10 years old and turning on the television on Halloween and seeing really the only horror movie that is good and scary for T.V. editing and that was Halloween. Halloween did not need gallons upon gallons of blood to be what it is today. It's too bad the reboot of the franchise is so terrible.

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S_W_K's picture

You know it's a toss up, but Halloween wins out with me. The series just had more consistently better films. However, Nightmare 1 & 3 are very hard to top.

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