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A Nightmare on Elm Street

Theatrical poster
Directed by Wes Craven
Produced by Robert Shaye
Written by Wes Craven
Starring John Saxon
Ronee Blakley
Heather Langenkamp
Amanda Wyss
Nick Corri
Johnny Depp
Robert Englund
Music by Charles Bernstein
Cinematography Jacques Haitkin
Editing by Patrick McMahon
Rick Shaine
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release date(s) November 9, 1984
Running time 91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,800,000
Gross revenue $25,504,513
Followed by Freddy's Revenge
.A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American slasher film directed and written by Wes Craven, and the first film of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.^ Rachel Talalay is the only female to direct a film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series.
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^ Before making New Nightmare, Wes Craven watched all of the Elm Street films.
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^ A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American horror film directed and written by ...
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.The film features John Saxon, Heather Langenkamp, Ronee Blakley, Amanda Wyss, Jsu Garcia, Robert Englund and Johnny Depp in his feature film debut.^ Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund, in costume, were on hand to watch the filming.
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^ Johnny Depp’s first film .
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^ Star: Johnny Depp Star: Heather Langenkamp Star: Robert Englund Star: Amanda Wyss Director: Wes Craven Screenwriter: Wes Craven ( less ) Tags: bathtub • dream • elm • freddy • glove • nightmare • serial killer • slasher Extras .
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.Set in the fictional Midwestern town of Springwood, Ohio, the plot revolves around several teenagers being terrorized in their nightmares by the ghost of a serial child murderer named Fred Krueger.^ It’s sad that the villainous Freddy Krueger -- fictional stalker and child murderer -- is mentioned in the same sentence as the proven, great, sporting and beautiful Roger Federer.
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^ A Nightmare On Elm Street 1 In the early 1980’s, a psychopath named Freddy Krueger – known as the Springwood Slasher – murdered several children with a glove outfitted with straight razor blades attached to the fingers.
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^ I'm a fan of the original series, I'm sure everyone agrees Robert Englund IS Fred Krueger, still I'm giving Jackie Earl Haley a chance.
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.Craven produced A Nightmare on Elm Street on an estimated budget of just $1.8 million,[1] a sum the film earned back during its first week.^ Nightmare on Elm Street," reveals Gallner.
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^ What shall we do with the new Elm Street film?
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^ The tone of his character was very serious in the first Nightmare on Elm Street.
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[2] .An instant commercial success, the film's total United States box office gross is $25.5 million.^ This was the first Freddy movie not filmed in the United States, and the filmmakers had to search for a new house that would resemble the famous Freddy Krueger/Elm Street house from the first seven “Nightmare” films.
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^ Country United States Format CD Release Date 22-Apr-2003 UPN 0-3020-66460-2-3 4 CD Box.
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^ The 25-million dollar budget of the film was the highest in Friday the 13th series.
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[2] .A Nightmare on Elm Street was initially met with relatively mixed critical reviews—however went on to make a significant impact on the horror genre, spawning a franchise consisting of a line of sequels, a television series, an upcoming remake and various other works of imitation.^ The Nightmare On Elm Street remake film making this the ninth Nightmare film looks great.
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^ This is going to rock, I am a huge fan of the nightmare on elm street series.
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^ The tone of his character was very serious in the first Nightmare on Elm Street.
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[3][4]
.The film is credited with carrying on many clichés found in low-budget horror films of the 1980s and 1990s, originating in John Carpenter's 1978 horror film Halloween, including the morality play that revolves around sexual promiscuity in teenagers resulting in their eventual (usually graphic) death, leading to the term "slasher film".[4][5] Critics and film historians argue that the film's premise is the question of the distinction between dreams and reality, which is manifested in the film through the teenagers dreams and their realities.^ His character eventually stands up to Kia and, when he does, "it creates a real connection between them, and they end up really hitting it off."

^ Any physical harm done to a person in this dream world would carry over into the real world, allowing him to easily commit multiple murders.
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^ It is this blending of reality and dream that is central to the story and to the film's allure.

[6] .Critics today praise the film's ability to transgress "the boundaries between the imaginary and real",[7] toying with audience perceptions.^ What follows is a mighty battle between the two beasts that flows between reality and dream, a cinematic spectacle that promises at turns to entertain, intrigue and terrify the audience.

^ A challenge that Yu did take on was to blend the worlds of dream and reality so seamlessly that the audience would feel as tricked as the film's characters.

[8]

Contents

Plot

.Tina Gray (Amanda Wyss) has a disturbing nightmare in which she is stalked through a dark boiler room by a figure with distinctive razor-sharp knives attached to the fingers on his right hand.^ MRS LANTZ walks through the room, drying her hands on a dishtowel.
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^ TITLES CONTINUE as TINA GRAY, a strong girl of fifteen in a thin night shift, moves towards us down a dark concrete corridor.
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^ They put the set so that it was upside down and attached the camera so that it looked like the room was right side up, then they poured gallons of red water into the room.
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.Just as he catches her, however, she wakes up screaming, only to discover four razor cuts in her nightdress identical to the cuts in her dream.^ Just wake up and write it down.
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^ Freddy then cuts Jason with his razor glove, only for Jaosn to have the Spam jelly (tm) ooze out of his wound.
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^ The victim was found tied up in the showers, with four razor-like wounds across his back.
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.The next day, she finds out that her friend Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) experienced a similar dream.^ When her best friend Tina is brutally murdered, teenager Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) suspects the killer isn't Tina's boyfriend, but instead a much more horrifying figure from her dreams.
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^ Convinced that this vicious killer is stalking her friends and killing them as they sleep, Nancy enters a desperate race against time to bring the killer out of her dream world and stop the bloodbath...
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^ In her room after almost getting killed in the tub, Nancy looks at herself in a mirror and says, “Oh God, I look 20 years old.” Many viewers find this humorous, thinking that Heather Langenkamp was 20 years old at the time of the movie.
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.That night, Tina, Nancy and her boyfriend Glen Lantz (Johnny Depp) have a sleep-over to make the distraught Tina feel better.^ NANCY Feeling better?
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^ Nancy & Glen) Me and Tina got stuff to discuss.
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^ Johnny Depp sebagai Glenn Lantz.
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.Tina's rebellious boyfriend, Rod Lane (Nick Corri), crashes the party.^ Nick Corri, who plays her boyfriend was similarly harnessed to the floor.
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.He and Tina to sleep together in her mother's bedroom.^ INT. TINA'S MOTHER'S BEDROOM. NIGHT. 34.
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^ INT. TINA'S MOTHER'S BEDROOM. NIGHT. 18.
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^ INT. TINA'S MOTHER'S BEDROOM. NIGHT. 14.
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.However, Tina has another nightmare, and this time the killer catches her and murders her brutally.^ When her best friend Tina is brutally murdered, teenager Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) suspects the killer isn't Tina's boyfriend, but instead a much more horrifying figure from her dreams.
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^ Freddy arrived home in time to catch his wife's snooping and choked her to death; 5-year-old Katherine witnessed the murder.
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^ By the time her cheek's against the desk, the SURFER'S VOICE is ECHOED and DISTANT. But another voice, TINA'S, is very near, very much present.
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.Rod wakes up to find Tina being cut open by invisible knives and then dragged up the wall and across the ceiling.^ SNORES FROM ROD. TINA sits up.
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^ ROD'S screaming up at TINA'S invisible tormentor.
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^ ANGLE ON TINA'S DYING EYES -- moving with her up the wall and bumping around the corner onto the ceiling.
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.Rod, being the only other person in the room at the time, is accused of the murder, flees the house and is caught the next day.^ While I'm on appearance, consider the only other person that wears only one glove, has a strange complexion, dresses funny and engages in spooky fantasies with children.
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^ Of course, when the campers turn away for a moment to hug each other, joyous over being alive, Jason will disappear, preparing for his next assault.
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^ As he crashes backwards NANCY flings open the door of her room and dives through -- only to rebound off someone on the other side -- 187.
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.Nancy then has three violent nightmares in which she is viciously stalked, then attacked, by the same terrifying figure who attacked Tina.^ CAMERA MOVES across the room of the original nightmare to find NANCY alone in TINA's bed, staring at the slanting ceiling above the bed.
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^ The very same line was spoken, by her character Nancy in Nightmare 1, to a hall monitor in a dream.
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^ There's no hope of fighting him off, for NANCY is not as strong as TINA. But she is smart as hell, and thinking even in this nightmare.
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.These nightmares cause her to talk to Rod in jail, who tells her what he saw in Tina's mother's bedroom, and also remarks he had a nightmare involving the fiend with the "knives for fingers". Much to the dismay of her mother Marge (Ronee Blakley), Nancy becomes increasingly convinced that the figure appearing in her dreams is the person who killed Tina.^ Rod killed Tina.
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^ TINA'S MOTHER Some dream, judging from that.
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^ When her best friend Tina is brutally murdered, teenager Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) suspects the killer isn't Tina's boyfriend, but instead a much more horrifying figure from her dreams.
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.Nancy and a skeptical Glen rush to the police station late at night to talk to Rod, only to find that he's been strangled by his own bedsheets.^ INT. POLICE STATION. NIGHT. 133.
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^ EXT. POLICE STATION. NIGHT. 89.
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^ EXT. POLICE STATION. NIGHT. 132.
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To everyone except Nancy, it appears to be a suicide.
.Nancy's mother takes her to a Dream Therapy Clinic to ensure she gets some sleep.^ TINA'S MOTHER Some dream, judging from that.
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^ MARGE Nancy, trust your mother for once -- you'll feel better as soon as you sleep!
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^ For someone who started this film at a very young seventeen, NANCY's now the battle-tempered veteran as she takes her mother in her arms and rocks her.
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Once again, she has a horrendous nightmare. .This time, her arm is badly cut, but she finds that she has brought something out from her dream: the killer's battered hat.^ Convinced that this vicious killer is stalking her friends and killing them as they sleep, Nancy enters a desperate race against time to bring the killer out of her dream world and stop the bloodbath...
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^ Then they'll stumble out of the burning mill just in time for the police to find them, and everything will be ginger peachy.
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^ She pulls her free arm from beneath the sheets and reveals a strange hat, filthy and worn -- the KILLER'S hat.
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It arouses concern, but also other feelings in Marge, who is clearly hiding a secret. .Eventually, Marge, increasingly drunk, reveals to Nancy that the owner of the hat, and the killer, was a man named Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), a child murderer who killed at least twenty children over a decade earlier.^ Robert Englund sebagai Freddy Krueger.
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^ Heather Langenkamp sebagai Nancy Thompson, dan Robert Englund sebagai Fred Krueger.
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^ Fred Krueger kidnapped tWenty kids...
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.Furious, vengeful parents burned him alive in his boiler room hideout when he was released from prison on a technicality due to an improperly signed search warrant.^ Found him in an old boiler room, just like before.
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^ The night of his release, the enraged parents of Elm Street tracked him to his lair at the power plant and set fire to it, burning him alive inside.
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^ Krueger was arrested and put on trial but, because someone did not sign a warrant in the right place, was not convicted and subsequently freed on a technicality.
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.Now, it appears he is manipulating the dreams of their children to exact his revenge from beyond the grave.^ Weather Freddy is a molester is kept nebulous, with Freddy appearing to be a vengeful entity simply exacting revenge at one point.
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.Nancy's mother, however, reassures Nancy that Krueger can't hurt anyone, pulling Krueger's bladed glove from a hiding place in the furnace as proof.^ Instantly the DOOR to NANCY's MOTHER's bedroom flies open and NANCY brings a brass lamp down over KRUEGER's head with all her might!
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^ NANCY looks up to the DRIVER. The big MAN turns and grins at NANCY, a terrible, scarred, hideous leer of a grin -- FRED KRUEGER'S grin!
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^ Next moment she pulls out an object wrapped in rags, opens it and displays the long, rusted blades and their glove-like apparatus.
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Eventually, Marge installs bars on all the windows and begins to lock the door as "security".
.Nancy and Glen devise a plan to catch Krueger, but when Glen falls asleep that night he is pulled into his bed and regurgitated as a spew of gore and bone.^ NANCY crashes suddenly out of the night and into a hedge just outside her own front door, rolling out at its bottom scratched and bloodied.
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^ THOMPSON pulls a chair close to NANCY. LT THOMPSON I don't want to get into this now, god knows you need time.
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^ MARGE Nancy, don't fall asleep in there.
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.Nancy is left alone with Krueger after pulling him out of her dream into the real world.^ I pulled that out of my dream.
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^ His intention is to be “born again” into the real world.
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^ NANCY crashes suddenly out of the night and into a hedge just outside her own front door, rolling out at its bottom scratched and bloodied.
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.She runs around her house and forces him to run into booby traps she had set earlier.^ NANCY swears under her breath and jerks back around, forcing herself to look again into ROD's cell.
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^ NANCY turns SCREAMING and runs deeper into the house.
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.After setting Krueger on fire Nancy locks him in the basement and finally gets her father, police lieutenant Donald Thompson (John Saxon) and the rest of the police to help.^ THOMPSON snaps his revolver to fire -- but instinctively NANCY jumps between -- NANCY No!
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^ MARGE (CONTD) There were all those men, Nancy, even your father, oh yes, even him.
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^ NANCY Don't ask -- just give me some help nailing this guy when I bring him out.
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.After discovering that Krueger has escaped and that fiery footsteps lead upstairs, Nancy and her father witness Krueger smothering Marge with his flaming body, disappearing to leave her corpse to sink into the bed.^ MARGE Get into bed.
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^ The bait works -- KRUEGER leaves MARGE and howls after NANCY. 194.
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^ MARGE (CONTD) There were all those men, Nancy, even your father, oh yes, even him.
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.After sending her father away, Nancy faces Krueger on her own and succeeds in destroying him by turning her back on him and draining him of all energy.^ Gave him all the energy he needed.
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^ December - The town of Springwood destroys all evidence of the Krueger family ever having existed, including blacking out news articles and obituaries of Freddy's victims.
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^ When Freddy Krueger is chasing Nancy and she runs up the stairs only to find that it’s all “goo,” what she steps in is actually unknown.
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.The scene changes to the next morning as Nancy gets in a car with Glen and the rest of her friends, on their way to school.^ NANCY Yeah, and if he gets me, I'm pretty sure you're next.
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^ ANGLE INSIDE THE CONVERTIBLE. GLEN slips into the seat next to NANCY. Someone else is driving, it seems.
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Krueger possesses the car just as she gets in. .The car drives away with Nancy screaming for her mother, and Marge being pulled through the door window by Krueger's bladed hand.^ NANCY pulls back from the window, stunned.
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^ NANCY tiptoes to her mother's door and peeks in.
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^ MARGE pulls away.
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Cast

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Freddy Krueger, played by Robert Englund.
^ Robert Englund loved playing this enhanced Freddy.

^ Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) is in hell - literally.

^ Freddy, on the other hand, was played by Robert Englund the whole time.
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.The task of creating Krueger's horribly burnt face fell to makeup man David Miller, who based his creation on photographs of burn victims he obtained from the UCLA Medical Center.^ "The demon make-up is based on Freddy Krueger's make-up, but we took another life cast of Robert and we built an enhanced muscle over top of his face.

^ Suspects:Victim stated before he died breifly about a man who was burned with a striped shirt.
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^ Make-up artist David Miller could not take the makeup as far as Craven wanted so they decided to keep Freddy's face obscured in the shadows as much as possible.
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[9]
.The cast of A Nightmare on Elm Street included a crew of veteran actors such as Robert Englund and John Saxon, as well as several aspiring young actors including Johnny Depp and Heather Langenkamp.^ Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund, in costume, were on hand to watch the filming.
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^ Nightmare on Elm Street," reveals Gallner.
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^ Nightmare on Elm Street 2010.
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.The low budget curtailed the number of well-known actors that Craven could attract, and most of the actors received very little compensation for their roles.^ But I've forgotten those numbers, along with most everything else I'd ever known, due to the mind-numbing repetitiveness of that job.
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.
  • Heather Langenkamp as Nancy Thompson: Nancy Thompson is an intelligent teenager that has recently been plagued by eerie, sadomasochistic dreams of a man in a dirty green and red sweater, later revealed to be Fred Krueger.^ When her best friend Tina is brutally murdered, teenager Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) suspects the killer isn't Tina's boyfriend, but instead a much more horrifying figure from her dreams.
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    ^ She darts across the living room, following the flaming footprints of FRED KRUEGER up the stairs before THOMPSON can stop her.
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    ^ LT THOMPSON Where'd you hear about Krueger -- NANCY presses, very firm, very rational.
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    .Craven claimed he wanted someone very "non-Hollywood" for the role of Nancy, and he believed Langenkamp met this quality.^ For someone who started this film at a very young seventeen, NANCY's now the battle-tempered veteran as she takes her mother in her arms and rocks her.
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    [10] Langenkamp, before becoming an actress, worked as a newspaper copy girl, and saw an advertisement for extras needed on The Outsiders earlier that year, which was being shot in Tulsa. .She did not get the part, but it encouraged her to continue acting and she eventually landed the role of Nancy Thompson after an open audition, beating out more than 200 actresses.^ "Both singing and acting are performing, so the differences are more mental than anything.

    ^ Yagher studied pictures of burn victims and brought out the facial bones more than Miller had done.
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    ^ MRS LANTZ Maybe we're all making more out of it than we should.
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    [11] .Langenkamp returned as Nancy in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), and also played herself in Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994).
  • Robert Englund as Fred Krueger: Krueger is a child murderer who killed at least twenty children over a decade before the film takes place.^ October - the events of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors take place.
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    ^ Extra Tidbit: Who would your dream pick (or nightmare pick) be for the new Krueger?
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    ^ A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) ______________________ **Wes Craven returns to direct.
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    .Furious, vengeful parents burned him alive in his boiler room hideout when he was released from prison on a technicality.^ Found him in an old boiler room, just like before.
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    ^ The night of his release, the enraged parents of Elm Street tracked him to his lair at the power plant and set fire to it, burning him alive inside.
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    ^ The parents of Springwood take justice into their own hands, burning Freddy alive.
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    .Now, it appears he is manipulating the dreams of their children to exact his revenge from beyond the grave.^ Weather Freddy is a molester is kept nebulous, with Freddy appearing to be a vengeful entity simply exacting revenge at one point.
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    .According to Craven, Englund was not the first choice for the role of Fred Krueger; they had initially wanted a stunt man to play the part.^ I do think that if anyone other that Robert Englund plays Freddy, Haley is the best choice I can think of.
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    ^ I'm a fan of the original series, I'm sure everyone agrees Robert Englund IS Fred Krueger, still I'm giving Jackie Earl Haley a chance.
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    ^ Change it up more (like using Cravens original idea of Freddy as an older man) or keep Englund ans just continue on the original universe.
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    Englund, however, was sent a copy of the script, and agreed to star.[12]
  • .
  • Johnny Depp as Glen Lantz: Glen is Nancy's boyfriend and is also experiencing eerie dreams, although he does not react strongly to them.^ Johnny Depp sebagai Glenn Lantz.
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    ^ (GLEN looks away; NANCY stares closer) You didn't have a bad dream last night, did you?
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    .Depp was another unknown when he was cast; and initially went to accompany a friend (Jackie Earle Haley, who went on to play Freddy in the 2010 remake) so he could audition, yet eventually got the part of Glen.^ Haley not playing Freddy by James222 .
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    ^ Article on cast of the new Freddy remake.
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    ^ Jackie Earle Haley...he could do it and make it work!
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    [10] .Johnny Depp made a cameo appearance in the sixth installment, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991).
  • Amanda Wyss as Tina Gray: Tina is Nancy's best friend and is also being traumatized by Krueger in her dreams.^ NANCY She was my best friend!
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    ^ Freddy Krueger has 4513 friends.
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    ^ September - the events of Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare take place.
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    .Wyss was a stage actresss prior to being cast in this role, with very few screen acting credits.
  • Nick Corri as Rod Lane: Billed as Nick Corri, Rod is Tina's boyfriend who is charged with her murder, as he was the only one present during her death.^ Nick Corri, who plays her boyfriend was similarly harnessed to the floor.
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    ^ A WIDER ANGLE REVEALS ROD LANE -- barefoot, clad only in jeans and leather jacket, still caked with dark blood.
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    ^ It was only a few years later that I actually watched one of the films all the way through - and loved the tongue-in-cheekiness of it all.
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    Jsu Garcia also made a cameo appearance in New Nightmare (1994).
  • John Saxon as Lt. Don Thompson: Nancy's father and local police lieutenant. .He reprised the role of Nancy's father in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987).^ October - the events of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors take place.
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    ^ A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) ______________________ **Wes Craven returns to direct.
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    ^ Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy Krueger Sweater Deluxe Costume (Men's Adult X-Large 44-50) $35.99 .
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    He later played himself in Wes Craven's New Nightmare.

Production

Development

"It was a series of articles in the LA Times, three small articles about men from South East Asia, who were from immigrant families and who had died in the middle of nightmares—and the paper never correlated them, never said, ‘Hey, we’ve had another story like this."
 — Wes Craven on the films creation[13]
.A Nightmare on Elm Street contains many biographical elements, taking inspiration from director Wes Craven's childhood.^ This is a remake of Wes Craven's original Nightmare on Elm Street horror classic from 1984.
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^ September - the events of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street take place.
  • MySpace - Freddy Krueger - 67 - Male - Springwood, Ohio - myspace.com/ultimatefreddy 12 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ So we know that Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company has plans to remake Wes Craven's horror classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. The entire movie would get the facelift that an appropriate budget would provide, including a new dream-dwelling mass murderer.
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[10] .The basis of the film was inspired by several newspaper articles printed in the LA Times in the 1970s on a group of Cambodian refugees, who, after fleeing to America from Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime, were suffering disturbing nightmares, after which they refused to sleep.^ Krueger was a lengthening of Krug, the villain from Craven's first film The Last House on The Left ______________________ **Writer/Director Wes Craven first got the idea of people being killed their dreams from some articles he read in the LA Times about some people who had been complaining about nightmares and died in their sleep for seemingly no reason.
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[14] Some of the men died in their sleep soon after. Medical authorities called the phenomenon Asian Death Syndrome.[9][10] .The condition itself afflicted only men between the ages of 19-57 and is believed to be sudden unexplained death syndrome or Brugada syndrome.^ Therefore, Freddy beats Jason between the legs in sudden death.
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[15] .In addition, one night, a young Craven saw an elderly man walking on the sidepath outside the window of his home.^ One student swears that she saw a man suck the life out of her, but no other classmates noticed this instance.
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The man stopped to glance at a startled Craven, and then walked off. This served as the inspiration for Krueger.[10]
Craven also stated he drew some inspiration after studying eastern religions.[16] .Other sources also attribute the inspiration for the movie to be a 1968 student film project made by students of Craven's at Clarkson University.^ Terezakis admits he is a huge fan of the original films, not for the story line but for the prosthetics, citing them as sources for his inspiration.

.The student film parodied contemporary horror movies, and was filmed along Elm Street in Potsdam, New York[17][18] (the town in the film was named Madstop—Potsdam spelled backwards).^ So we know that Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company has plans to remake Wes Craven's horror classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. The entire movie would get the facelift that an appropriate budget would provide, including a new dream-dwelling mass murderer.
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^ "When I look at this horror film I don't look at it as a slasher movie," says Yu.

^ No real GORE in a nightmare on elm street film?!
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[19] Craven, however, has not credited Woodcock with serving any inspiration to Krueger. By Craven's account, the name had come from Craven's childhood. .He had been bullied at school by a child named Fred Krueger, and named his villain accordingly.^ It’s sad that the villainous Freddy Krueger -- fictional stalker and child murderer -- is mentioned in the same sentence as the proven, great, sporting and beautiful Roger Federer.
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^ MARGE lunges for it -- NANCY leaps out of reach -- NANCY His name is even in it -- written right in here -- Fred Krueger -- Fred Krueger!
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^ A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) ______________________ **Fred was the name of a boy who bullied Wes Craven in Junior High School.
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[9] .In addition, Craven had done the same in his earlier film The Last House on the Left (1972), where the rapist's name was shortened to "Krug". He based Krueger's appearance on another childhood experience in which he had been scared by a drunk.^ Krueger used what was left of his supernatural resources to track down his daughter, who was now an adult named Maggie Burroughs, and was working as a counselor to troubled teens in another city and state.
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^ "The demon make-up is based on Freddy Krueger's make-up, but we took another life cast of Robert and we built an enhanced muscle over top of his face.

^ Most good remakes are based off films that were also good the first time around: 3:10 to Yuma, The Departed, A Fistful of Follars, Last of the Mohicans,...
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[citation needed] Men wore this type of hat when he was growing up. .The colored sweater he chose for his villain was based on Plastic Man comic book character.^ The most original effect in this movie was when Mark is turned into a comic book character and slashed, all of his ink runs out like blood.
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^ The character of Freddy Krueger has appeared on talk shows, comic books, rap videos, and even a cartoon appearance as a guest on "The Simpsons."

.Craven chose to make Krueger's sweater colors that of red and green, after reading an article in Scientific American in 1982 that said the two most clashing colors to the human retina were this particular.^ She wears a plastic plaque on her red and yellow sweater that reads 'Hall Guard'.
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[13] .The 1970s pop song "Dream Weaver" by Gary Wright sealed the story for Craven, giving him not only an artistic setting to "jump off" from, but the synthesizer riff from the Elm Street soundtrack.^ Jason is the perfect means for Freddy to once again instill fear on Elm Street, creating a window of opportunity for him to emerge from his purgatory.

^ Why wouldn't Federer merge if he only takes 1-set off of Del Potro.
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^ However, in the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, Freddy is also killed, but only at the very end, and just once.
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[20] .Initially, Fred Krueger was intended to be a child molester, however the decision was changed to him being a child murderer to avoid being accused of exploiting a spate of highly publicized child molestations that occurred in California around the time of production of the film.^ It’s sad that the villainous Freddy Krueger -- fictional stalker and child murderer -- is mentioned in the same sentence as the proven, great, sporting and beautiful Roger Federer.
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^ His work earned him "The Best Child Actor" award in Italy when the film screened at the Giffoni Film Festival.

^ He took away all the mystique that surrounded Mike Myers being pure evil and made him a product of trailer trash.
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[9]

Writing

.Wes Craven began writing Nightmare on Elm Street's screenplay around 1981, after he had finished production on Swamp Thing (1982).^ Star: Johnny Depp Star: Heather Langenkamp Star: Robert Englund Star: Amanda Wyss Director: Wes Craven Screenwriter: Wes Craven ( less ) Tags: bathtub • dream • elm • freddy • glove • nightmare • serial killer • slasher Extras .
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^ So we know that Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company has plans to remake Wes Craven's horror classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. The entire movie would get the facelift that an appropriate budget would provide, including a new dream-dwelling mass murderer.
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He pitched it to several studios, but all of them rejected it for various different reasons. .Interestingly, the first studio to show interest was Walt Disney Productions, although they wanted Craven to tone down the content to make it suitable for children and pre-teens.^ Born in Saskatchewan and raised in British Columbia, Canada, Kirzinger first became interested in stunt work while still a teen.

^ Freddy did become a joke in the later films when Wes Craven had nothing to do with them though so I'm glad they're making him serious again.
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Craven declined and moved on.[9][13] .Another early suitor was Paramount Pictures; however the studios passed on the project due to Nightmare on Elm Street's similarity to Dreamscape (1984), a film they were producing at the time.^ No real GORE in a nightmare on elm street film?!
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^ What shall we do with the new Elm Street film?
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^ Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy Krueger Sweater Deluxe Costume (Men's Adult X-Large 44-50) $35.99 .
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.Finally, the fledgling and independent New Line Cinema corporation—which had up to that point only distributed films, rather than making its own—gave the project the go-ahead.^ Variety is reporting that Platinum Dunes, the production company co-owned by Michael Bay and that brought us the remakes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Amityville Horror , are teaming with New Line Cinema to make a new Nightmare on Elm Street .
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^ I dont like the new guy's voice and the make up ( from what i can see at this point dosnt impress that much at the min ) But i do think the Film is going to be really good because i love the 2 Texas chainsaw movies and i think the Jason Movie looks really good PLUS all New Line Cinema movies are great apart from Blade 3 so it should be good ( SHOULD ) Film looks better than the old ones but the Character does not.
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^ Keena was recently seen in the independent film The Simian Line, alongside stars Lynn Redgrave, William Hurt, Eric Stoltz and Cindy Crawford.

[9] .During filming, New Line's distribution deal for the movie fell through and for two weeks it was unable to pay its cast and crew.^ During one hiatus from filming the series, he auditioned for a hot young director making an interesting low budget horror movie for the independent studio New Line Cinema.

^ I own the 1999 New Line Platinum NOES DVD set and have watched all seven movies more times than I care to count.
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^ "Englund's character was comedy style, this new actor in the shoes of Kruger is more serious type" Go watch the two first films again.
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Although New Line has gone on to make much bigger and more profitable movies, Nightmare holds such an important place in the company's history that the studio is often referred to as "The House That Freddy Built".[21]

Filming

Principal photography took place in June of 1984 and wrapped in July. .The fictional address of the house that appears in the film is 1428 Elm Street in Los Angeles, California, the actual house is a private home located in Los Angeles on 1428 North Genesee Avenue.^ July - the Walsh family (who are newcomers to Springwood), buy the Thompsons' former home on Elm Street.
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^ No real GORE in a nightmare on elm street film?!
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^ The international success of "V" and the Nightmare on Elm Street sequels opened the door for film work abroad.

[22] .During production, over 500 gallons of fake blood were used for the special effects production.^ Created by Special Make-up Effects Designer Bill Terezakis of WCT Productions of Vancouver, each Freddy face took three hours to apply and an hour to remove.

[23] For the famous blood geyser sequence, the film makers used the same revolving room set that was used for Tina's death. .They put the set so that it was upside down and attached the camera so that it looked like the room was right side up, then they poured gallons of red water into the room, because the normal movie blood would not make the right effect for the geyser.^ "It would drape down hallways and into rooms.

^ NANCY edges into the stairwell and looks down.
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^ Goona be better the Jason I bet, Jason was kinda fail I mean my parents like it because there not like you know movies freaks?
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[12] The scene where Nancy is attacked by Krueger in her bathtub was accomplished with a special bottomless tub. The tub was put in a bathroom set that was built over a swimming pool. During the underwater sequence Heather Langenkamp was replaced with stuntwoman Christina Johnson, who is also married to sound effects man Charles Belardinelli. The "melting staircase" as seen in Nancy's dream was created using pancake mix.[12] .Friday the 13th's director Sean S. Cunningham was uncredited for his direction of the chase scene.^ "Freddy and Jason are both pop horror icons," says producer Sean S. Cunningham, who produced and directed the original Friday the 13th .

.Wes Craven originally planned for the film to have a more evocative ending: Nancy kills Krueger by ceasing to believe in him, then awakes to discover that everything that happened in the movie was an elongated nightmare.^ This is more of a Nightmare than the original movies.
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^ I have more respect for Wes Cravens New Nightmare than this, that version of "Freddy" at least went in a new direction.
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^ The wisecracking Freddy diluted the horror of the original character, something Wes Craven understood when he returned the character to its more unsettling depiction in New Nightmare.
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.However, New Line leader Robert Shaye demanded a twist ending, in which Krueger disappears and the movie all appears to have been a dream, only for the audience to discover that they are watching a dream-within-a-dream-within-a-dream, where Fred reappears as a car that "kidnaps" Nancy, followed by Fred reaching through a window on the front door to pull Nancy's mother inside.^ NANCY tiptoes to her mother's door and peeks in.
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^ NANCY And what if they meet a monster in their dream?
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^ But NANCY runs past her mother for the front door.
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[12] Both a happy ending and a twist ending were filmed, but the final film used the twist ending. .As a result, Craven (who never wanted the film to be an ongoing franchise), dropped out of working on the first sequel, Freddy's Revenge (1985).^ The international success of "V" and the Nightmare on Elm Street sequels opened the door for film work abroad.

^ Like an inmate with a life sentence, Freddy's been reduced to plotting a fantastic revenge that will never happen.

^ He complains, but Luke Skywalker (who's working the counter) tells him it's out of his hands and that he'll have to go to the Dalai Lama if he wants a refund.
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[12] Production wrapped in July, and was rushed through editing at breakneck speed to get it ready for its November release.

Release

.A Nightmare on Elm Street premiered in the United States on a limited theatrical release on November 9, 1984, opening in 165 cinemas across the country.^ EXT. ELM STREET. NIGHT. 165.
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^ Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy Krueger Sweater Deluxe Costume (Men's Adult X-Large 44-50) $35.99 .
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^ The international success of "V" and the Nightmare on Elm Street sequels opened the door for film work abroad.

[24] .The film performed moderately well commercially with little advertising — relying mostly on commercial advertisements and word-of-mouth.^ I have no definitive word on how well the film scored with this particular audience, but according to Skin Peeler, the film needs some serious work.
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.Grossing USD$1,271,000 during its opening weekend, the film was considered an instant commercial success.^ The international success of "V" and the Nightmare on Elm Street sequels opened the door for film work abroad.

[24] .The film eventually earned a total of $25 million at the American box office.^ And I hate to tell you but $65 million is good for an independent low budget film sure, but for a major studio project that dumped millions into a films production $65 million domestic box office is not good.
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[24] .Additionally, A Nightmare on Elm Street was released in Europe, China, Canada and Australia.^ Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy Krueger Fedora Hat .
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^ Digg it Gleeful misbehaviour … Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare On Elm Street 3.
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^ Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy Krueger Sweater Deluxe Costume (Men's Adult X-Large 44-50) $35.99 .
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[24]

Critical reception

.Since its initial release, critics have praised the film's ability to rupture "the boundaries between the imaginary and real,"[25] toying with audience perceptions.^ What follows is a mighty battle between the two beasts that flows between reality and dream, a cinematic spectacle that promises at turns to entertain, intrigue and terrify the audience.

^ A challenge that Yu did take on was to blend the worlds of dream and reality so seamlessly that the audience would feel as tricked as the film's characters.

[8] Some film historians interpreted this overriding theme as a social subtext, "the struggles of adolescents in American society".[26] Variety said the film was "A highly imaginative horror film that provides the requisite shocks to keep fans of the genre happy."[27]
.The film has a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes[28] and is considered by many as one of the best films of 1984.[29][30][31] It ranked at #17 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004), a four-hour programme that selected cinema's scariest moments.^ During one hiatus from filming the series, he auditioned for a hot young director making an interesting low budget horror movie for the independent studio New Line Cinema.

^ Just please figure out do you want a PG-13 movie or R? When you make a film, you shouldn't give a sh*t about the rating.
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^ The whole point is that it's cheesy and the whole point of Freddy, like Arnie in many of his films, is the art of the one-liner.
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In 2003, Freddy Krueger was named the 40th greatest movie villain on American Film Institute's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains.[32] .In 2008, Empire Magazine ranked A Nightmare on Elm Street 162nd on their list of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time.^ Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy Krueger Fedora Hat .
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^ Digg it Gleeful misbehaviour … Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare On Elm Street 3.
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^ Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy Krueger Sweater Deluxe Costume (Men's Adult X-Large 44-50) $35.99 .
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[33] .It also was selected by The New York Times as one of The Best 1000 Movies Ever Made.^ Some of the best movies from the 80s and 90s have been "re-made" and you just don't realise it.
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^ Time Out New York .
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^ I own the 1999 New Line Platinum NOES DVD set and have watched all seven movies more times than I care to count.
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[34]

Home media

The film was first introduced to the home video market by Media Home Entertainment in early 1985 and eventually in laserdisc format. .It has since been released on DVD, first in 1999 in the United States as part of the Nightmare on Elm Street Collection box set (along with the other six sequels), and once again in restored "Infinifilm" special edition in 2006, containing various special features with contributions from Wes Craven, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon and the director of photography.^ The tone of his character was very serious in the first Nightmare on Elm Street.
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^ Watch the first teaser trailer for A Nightmare on Elm Street : .
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^ This is a remake of Wes Craven's original Nightmare on Elm Street horror classic from 1984.
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The Blu-Ray disc will be released on April 6, 2010 by Warner Home Video[35] and features few extras.[36]. .A DVD box set containing all of the films will be released on April 6 also.^ All films in the series except for Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare had a novel adaptation release.
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^ I own the 1999 New Line Platinum NOES DVD set and have watched all seven movies more times than I care to count.
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Further reading

  • Badley, Linda. Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995. ISBN 0-313-27523-8.
  • Baird, Robert. "The Startle Effect: Implications for Spectator Cognition and Media Theory." Film Quarterly 53 (No. 3, Spring 2000): pp. 12 – 24.
  • Carroll, Noël. "The Nature of Horror." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 46 (No. .1, Autumn 1987): pp. 51 – 59.
  • Cumbow, Robert C. Order in the Universe: The Films of John Carpenter.^ Hopefully this film will retake the suspense angle (like the original John Carpenter's Halloween, for instance).
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    2nd ed., Lanham, Md.: Scarcrow Press, 2000. ISBN 0-8108-3719-6.
  • Johnson, Kenneth. "The Point of View of the Wandering Camera." Cinema Journal 32 (No. 2, Winter 1993): pp. 49 – 56.
  • King, Stephen. Danse Macabre. New York: Berkley Books, 1981. ISBN 0-425-10433-8.
  • Prince, Stephen, ed. The Horror Film. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-8135-3363-5.
  • Schneider, Steven Jay, ed. Horror Film and Psychoanalysis: Freud's Worst Nightmare. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-521-82521-0.
  • Williams, Tony. Hearths of Darkness: The Family in the American Horror Film. Rutherford, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8386-3564-4.

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.A Nightmare on Elm Street is a series of horror films that were exceptionally popular beginning in the 1980s.^ Rachel Talalay is the only female to direct a film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series.
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^ No real GORE in a nightmare on elm street film?!
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^ A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American horror film directed and written by ...
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.The series takes its name from the first film, A Nightmare on Elm Street, which was released in 1984 and was written and directed by Wes Craven.^ Rachel Talalay is the only female to direct a film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series.
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^ Before making New Nightmare, Wes Craven watched all of the Elm Street films.
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^ No real GORE in a nightmare on elm street film?!
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.The central character of the films is supernatural serial killer Freddy Krueger, who is able to attack and kill people through their dreams and does so with considerable violence and gore.^ Freddy Krueger getting serious...ahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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^ Take into consideration what Freddy does before EVERY kill.
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^ Star: Johnny Depp Star: Heather Langenkamp Star: Robert Englund Star: Amanda Wyss Director: Wes Craven Screenwriter: Wes Craven ( less ) Tags: bathtub • dream • elm • freddy • glove • nightmare • serial killer • slasher Extras .
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Whatever happens to someone in their dream happens to them in real life.
The series consists of the following films:
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
  • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
  • Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

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For the Comodore 64 and PC game developed by Westwood Associates see: A Nightmare on Elm Street (PC)
A Nightmare on Elm Street

Developer(s) Rare
Publisher(s) LJN
Release date 1990
Genre Role Playing, Sidescroller
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer (up to 4 players)
Age rating(s) N/A (pre-ESRB)
Platform(s) NES, MS-DOS
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough
.A Nightmare On Elm Street is a game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.^ LOL. Nightmare on Elm Street.
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^ A Nightmare on Elm Street, by Wes Craven Wes Craven's A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 1A. INT. (MONTAGE).
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