If you’re a writer, see it. Perfect example of how to write a story within a story. And a writer always wants to go into his / her darkest place, his greatest fear for the most drama. But do you? Nightmare on Elm is a joke in comparison to how terrified you can get from something that could actually happen. I was screaming during the film. My husband kept saying to me, “It’s only a film.” But it was so intimate, so close to your fastest heartbeat, that it feels as if you’re living it.