"The first in what could be classed as Polanski’s Psychological case study trilogy (the others being Repulsion and The Tenant) and arguably the best horror film ever committed to celluloid. Masterpiece"
"Seminal horror film that spawned a multitude of copycat films and it’s own soon to be furthered trilogy! What’s more terrifying, the dead coming to life or the grim reality of the existence of racism?"
"Here is wisdom: Buy this film. If not for it’s ingenuity in the cutting stakes then for it’s masterfully arranged score by Jerry Goldsmith. Which seems to suggest more than any visual image could do."
"Tales of Sam Raimi’s independent film making, distributing etc inspire horror fans across the globe, especially as someone as normal as you or I came up with such a gritty and terrifying horror film."
"Absolutely brilliant in every sense, with pioneering matte and trick shots, this film with it’s intense and cleverly timed bird attacks manages (in it’s final scene) to invoke absolute claustrophobia."
"Another low place… Freddy is perhaps the “Ultimate horror icon”. But the tagged on ending is appalling and suggestions of inherited guilt are refuted by the films inspiration coming from a real story."