Blu-ray Monday Giveaway: A Nightmare on Elm Street

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To celebrate Halloween, we’re giving away the contemporary reimagining of the seminal horror classic ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ for this week’s Blu-ray Monday competition.

With his tattered, rusty glove of knives, psychotic slasher Freddy Krueger is back and he’s more disturbing than ever. Brilliantly depicted by Oscar nominee Jackie Earle Haley, he is the complete embodiment of evil. And it’s terrifying.

When presented in the pristine, high-definition picture and sound you expect from Blu-ray (all the better to hear and see Freddy with!) this prize is so scary it will make you do exactly what it says on the box – never sleep again!

As usual with Blu-ray Monday, you have two chances to win. For your first entry, simply retweet the following post on Twitter: Tweet this

Then for a second entry, leave a comment on this post answering the following question:

Exploiting primal fears and subconscious anxieties, A Nightmare on Elm Street is renowned as one of the all time great scary movies and Freddy as one of horror’s greatest creations. What horror films, scary scenes or chilling characters have kept you awake at night and why?

To make it easier for us to contact you, leave your Twitter details with your comment.  We look forward to your suggestions!

64 Responses to “Blu-ray Monday Giveaway: A Nightmare on Elm Street”

  1. 1 Alex Greenwood November 8, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    The girl out of The Ring. If there’s one thing that is guaranteed to terrify me, it’s evil children!
    About a year ago I woke in the night and thought the girl was stood at the end of my bed. Turns out it was just a white chair with a black dress thrown over it… Still, I slept with the light on for weeks later! 😦

  2. 2 cerenaleigh November 8, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Child’s Play has always scared me. My uncles didn’t realize how terrifying it would be for me to see when I was 5 years old. Every since I saw it, I couldn’t be around dolls or anything like that.
    I still get scared thinking about it.
    Have never seen the whole movie.
    ..don’t think I ever will.

    I am a huge Freddy fan though!!!
    I tweeted as well (@cerenaleigh)

  3. 3 cranepuffin November 6, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Oh my god, The Hand was the scariest movie ever to me. About a hand that had been cut off and went all over & killed people in different ways. It was so scary.

  4. 4 Angela November 5, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I still have nightmares about the clown under the bed in Poltergeist, I watched it when I was quite young and still check under the bed sometimes.


  5. 5 Ken November 4, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Chucky from Child’s Play kept me up a lot. Terrified of dolls and moreso of dolls with knives.

  6. 6 Janet November 4, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    “Halloween” — because Michael Myers never dies.

  7. 7 Haritina D. November 4, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    The clown in Stephen King’s ‘IT’!

  8. 8 mike November 4, 2010 at 6:58 pm


    JASON VOORHEES (Friday the 13th.) SO SCARY!

  9. 9 Simon November 4, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I am @choonkitng on Twitter btw

  10. 10 Simon November 4, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    The movie “Child’s Play”… Chucky is so freaky

  11. 11 Noel November 4, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I have always been pretty good with horror movies, but that is thanks to some very liberal parents who allowed me to feed my desires for all things horror at a certain age.

    However, one thing has always freaked me out – dolls. Gore, blood, chainsaws, finger-knives were no problem for me as a kid… but it was the low budget straight to video Stuart Gordon film from 1987 entitled ‘Dolls’ that had the biggest impact on me.

    A terrible film? yes… but you haven’t even heard the worst part. It wasn’t the movie that disturbed me so much as a child, it was the poster that hung so prominently on our local video store wall.

    I would wake up screaming in the night with that porcelain face staring back into my brain… and I hadn’t even seen the flick!

    Ahhh… the power of good marketing.

  12. 12 morkuma November 4, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    i hope this doesn’t suck, haven’t had a chance to watch yet.


  13. 13 Wendy McDonald November 1, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I saw the Exorcist when I was way too young. I was convinced that I would get possessed and that played on my mind for ages!! Nightmare on Elm Street is still my all time fave horror franchise…so much so I called my son Freddy! He’s 15 months old now and still keeps me awake at night! hehehe

  14. 14 Louise strachan November 1, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Hope the new version is as good as the original
    Tweeted as @Bobbity666

  15. 15 Kirsty caffrey November 1, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Ooohhhh will need the cushions out again!!!!!!!

    I’m a total girl when it comes to watching horror movies but still love it!

  16. 16 Van November 1, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Frailty had me waking up at night thinking there was a guy standing and the foot of my bed with an ax lol. Old school Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Descent, and The Howling.

  17. 17 Laura DeLuca October 31, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    The littl girl from the ring really freaks me out


  18. 18 David madeley October 29, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    For me some of the scenes in the original salems lot really gave me nightmares, especially when they were floating outside the bedroom window tapping tap tap tap …… Freaked me out at the time!

    Tweeting as @darkerdave

  19. 19 Catherine B October 29, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    I’m @NeboBeads on Twitter.

    The movie’s that scared me the most were the Exorcist and the Omen. Stuff that I feel really could happen is what keeps me awake at night!

  20. 20 shel October 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    The possessed girl in the cellar in “The Evil Dead”. I scared the beejesus out of my husband once by imitating her when he went into the closet in the middle of the night to get dressed for work. I sat up in bed, cocked my head and started to cackle with my eyes rolled up and I think he screamed like a little girl.


  21. 21 Rhealyn de Leon October 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Scary for me… Sixth Sense, Dragonfly, GingerSnaps, NightMare on Elmstreet (a classic!)… etc… loved watching horror movies…

    twitter: sakuraeya

  22. 22 Jennifer peters October 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    The scariest of all time movie for me is physco i watched as a child the shower scene scared the crap out of me

  23. 23 Judtih Greenberg October 28, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    The feel of the entire movie The Shining never fails to frighten me a lot!

    twitter ID: judygr64

  24. 24 eric October 28, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Oh forgot the shinning. That freaked me out. Had all lights out and no one was home but me. That freaked me out.

  25. 25 Eric October 28, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Poltergiest and Amityville.

  26. 26 Jessica_FL October 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    very cool. @guttaxbaby

  27. 27 Vanessa October 28, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I hated the film, but for some reason the very end of The Blair Witch Project where they find the guy facing into a corner absolutely freaked me out and I couldn’t sleep when I thought about it! @nomibcf

  28. 28 Kim Howson October 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    The state of Nancy’s mum’s hair and makeup in the original ANOES film was enough to give me nightmares *shudder*

    – @skinny_malinky2

  29. 29 Canis Firebrand October 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    When I was younger, the creepy clown from Poltergeist scared me.

  30. 30 Paula October 28, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I have to say the excorsist that scares me big time it seems soo real and if I watch it I can’t go to sleep for at least 2 days lol @paulakap8 on twitter

  31. 31 Linda Bundrick October 28, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    The Birds by Alfred Hitchcook has kept me awake at night…whenever I see birds lined up on wires I freak has damaged me forever 🙂

    twitter follower: @nutmeg237

  32. 32 Maya Russell October 27, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I watched Carrie once and was really scared ALL night! @maisietoo

  33. 33 Playan October 27, 2010 at 1:17 pm


    My twittername is @Playan

  34. 34 Sandy October 27, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    ‘The Omen’ gave me the heebies. The sight of evil little Damien peddling his squeaky trike down the hall to push his mother over the balcony is engrained in my mind. Every time i see a child on a trike i think of it. *shivers*. Such horrible other murders in the movie too. I loved it though!! Cue evil laugh!


  35. 35 Chelsea October 27, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Forgot my twitter id

  36. 36 Chelsea October 27, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Regan from the Exorcist kept me awake! So scary!

  37. 37 Playan October 27, 2010 at 11:58 am

    The last scene in The Blair Witch Project when they are running up and down in that old fart-witch house. Its scary as hell.

  38. 38 julie henderson October 27, 2010 at 11:58 am

    i still have nightmares about Jaws when the guy went down in the cage 😦 freaked me out so much i still hate the tunnels at water parks when you can view sharks etc

  39. 39 bev_metallica October 27, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I am absolutely terrified of – I don’t know his name – the bloke who sings “God is in his Holy Temple” in Poltergeist. He scares the living daylights out of me and I can’t watch that film at night because he pops up in my dreams.

    bev_metallica on Twitter

  40. 40 Dana Noga October 27, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Freddy was definitely one of the characters that kept me up at night.

  41. 41 mskayz October 26, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    I remember watching all the old black and white classics – Dracula, The Wolfman and the soap opera Dark shadows. I was afraid of vampires and still to this day can not sleep unless I have my neck covered!!
    Twitter @kzarr

    Hope this did not post twice, my first post did not seem to take!!

  42. 42 Christina Z October 26, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Freddy has kept me up I cant even think of that movie before I LAY DOWN lol

  43. 43 Veronica Vasquez October 26, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    I forgot to leave my twitter name.. @ChaoticKarma23

  44. 44 Veronica Vasquez October 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    The Nightmare on Elm Street series! Because you can’t fall asleep lol

  45. 45 Steve S. October 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I never had many nightmares due to a particular movie, but when I was a kid I had a continuing nightmare about a giant vampire who would chase me through a parking lot. I would hide under cars and he would grab them with one hand and lift them up. Pretty scary stuff.

  46. 46 Anna October 26, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Hands down the Exorcist-ugh-I still have nightmares. @ap66215

  47. 47 Allison L October 26, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Exorcist!!!!! Hate that movie! Super scary!

  48. 48 Lisa Stewart October 26, 2010 at 10:25 am


    When i was little I was scared of the main witch from The Witches!
    Best one though is that my boyfriend (who isn’t fazed by any horror films) was terrified of the Honey Monster! Still gets a bit freaked out if I accidentally email him a picture of it…not that I would do such a thing!

  49. 49 Darren Davie October 26, 2010 at 9:57 am

    I never saw the old school horror films but the film that kept me up most nights was Arachnophobia. The film scared the crap out of me, and I still hate spiders to this day.

    Twitter @dazzadavie

  50. 50 evelyn goettner October 26, 2010 at 9:57 am

    As a kid Freddy Kruger kept me awake!! I used to have nightmare’s about that dude. @evie197580

  51. 51 Jamie Speakman October 26, 2010 at 9:56 am

    event horizon was pretty terrifying! made even scarier by the fact you don’t actually see the thing that is haunting the ship. sam neill hamming it up is always fun as well!

  52. 52 Emma Farrell October 25, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Nightmare on Elm Street was the original scary movie when I was a teenager but the other one was Candyman..i avoided the mirror for ages!

  53. 53 Mike Schneider October 25, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    I was never scared of the monsters… but the mob with the torches and pitchforked which showed up through the classic universal movies to burn frankenstein and hunt the wolfman was terrifying. I always feared they’d come for me.

  54. 54 Christina Z October 25, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    My kids love scary movies and I loved Nightmare on Elm street when I was younger but now I cant think about Freddy would not be able to sleep lol

  55. 55 Catherine Gregory October 25, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    It was the original Nightmare On Elm Street film. My Mum let me watch it when I was about 14 when I was with her. I made her wait at the bottom of the stairs after it was over while I went to the loo as I thought Freddie was going to come and get me lol. I’ve seen all the others since so I have got over it


  56. 56 Janet October 25, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Halloween was a pretty scary movie that caused some sleepless nights. That Michael Myers dude was pretty creepy.
    (twitter @Janettwokay)

  57. 57 Alexander Beaven October 25, 2010 at 3:59 pm


    The original was the best horror movie of it’s time & I bet they’ve added tons more blood & gore in this remake.

  58. 58 Jules October 25, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I was scared silly by Poltergeist when I was a child. My neighbour made me watch it when I was 6! The image of the skeletons coming up out of the swimming pool have never left me and I wouldn’t go swimming for ages afterwards! Have never watched the film since either!

  59. 59 Paul Byron October 25, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    When I was younger the creatures from Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal kept me awake at night. Now it’s just David Cameron that scares me every time he appears on TV to announce something…

  60. 60 J.DAVIS October 25, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    The scene from Friday the 13th part 3, when Jason was hanging lifeless in the barn and then unexpected lifts his hockey mask, smiles at Chris (the survivor) and proceeds to untie the noose and continue pursuing her. That horrible face was etched into my subconscious! @tiburonmarrajo

  61. 61 Lisa October 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Wolf Creek was a little unnerving, but on the whole I usually just laugh my way through horror films as the CGI is usually OTT, and the characters are so grating that I hope they don’t hang around too long lol.

  62. 62 Amy Brown October 25, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    For me the scariest charachter was and still is Jack Nicholson in The Shining. No matter how many times I closed my eyes I could never get that “Here’s Jonny: out of my thoughts.

  63. 63 Luann K. October 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I hope I win!!

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