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A Nightmare on Elm Street Trivia

AKA:
A Nightmare on Elm Street Picture
1984
Introduction to Freddy
Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1984 Horror / Occult movie starring Heather Lagenkamp, John Saxon, Amanda Wyss et al.
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Johnny Depp also made a cameo in "Freddy's Dead" as an anti-drug commercial sponsor who cracks an egg into the frying pan,"This is your brain and this is your brain on drugs."
While in college, writer/director Wes Craven wrote a paper on dreams and learned to write them down after he awoke.
Contributed by: Steven Murray
Amanda Wyss's character, Tina, was supposed to be an homage to Janet Leigh's character in 'Psycho' by being the character you are first introduced to, and think is the main character until her untimely demise.
Contributed by: Steven Murray
The scene where Freddy has his arms enlongated in Tina's nightmare is actually two fishing lines to support the fake arms being operated by two men; and the Freddy's knives created sparks by hooking the glove up to a car battery.
Contributed by: John Edward Kilduff
Freddy Krueger was named as one of the 50 greatest movie villains of all time by the American Film Institute when they did the 2003 special "AFI's 100 Years, 100 Heroes And Villains".
Heather Langenkamp played on the short lived ABC tv series, "Just the Ten of Us."
Freddie Krueger's blood is green.
Just before Glen is pulled into the bed, the television station announces its name: "KRGR".
Contributed by: Skip Burke
There is a connection between many of the Nightmare on Elm Street films and the 80's television show 'Just the Ten of Us'. Several of the daughters in that show played lead/supporting roles in the Elm Street series.

Starting with A Nightmare on Elm Street, actress Heather Langenkamp "Nancy" played the overly religeous daughter, Marie, on the show.

Next, in Nightmare on Elm Street 2 one of the kids trapped on the school bus in the film's beginning, JoAnne Willette, played the tomboy daughter Constance "Connie" Lubbock on the show.

With Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: The Dream Warriors, Heather Langenkamp reprised her role as Nancy yet again.

Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, featured actress Brooke Thiess who played the sex-crazed Wendy Lubbock on the show. In the film she portrayed a body building girl who ultimately got transformed into a cockroach.

Lastly, the family's son on the show, played by Matt Shackman, used to wear a Nightmare on Elm Stree t-shirt (depicting Freddy Kruger), that was featured on several different episodes.
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Charlie Sheen auditioned for the role of Glen and almost got the part but allegedly wanted too much money.
Contributed by: T.j. Damon
Nick Corri also appeared in "Wildcats" with Goldie Hawn, Wesley Snipes and L.L. Cool J.
Contributed by: Steven Murray
One of the major scenes that the censors had a problem with was when Tina (Amanda Wyss) drops from the ceiling and hits the bed, which created a huge splash of blood, this had to be edited out.
Contributed by: Matt Hilton
"Evil Dead" can be seen playing on Nancy's TV in one scene. Wes Craven and Sam Raimi have this ongoing thing of refrencing each other in movies. It started when Raimi put a ripped "Hills have Eyes" poster in the cellar in Evil Dead. Craven put Evil Dead on the TV in ANOES and Raimi put Freddy's glove in the tool shed in ""Evil Dead 2".
Contributed by: Steven Murray
Heather Langenkamp has a syst on her forehead throughout the entire movie.
Contributed by: Tony C.
In the beginning of the movie, when Tina is dreaming that she's in the boiler room, if you look closely, right before Freddy jumps up from behind her, you can see him crouching on the ground.
Contributed by: Steven Murray
When Tina is woken by someone throwing things at her window, it is in fact a tooth (supposed to be Freddy's) stuck in her parents bedroom window, when she looks out into the back-yard and says, 'Who do you think you are? Whoever you are...'
Contributed by: Steven Murray
Don Hannah (Daryl Hannah's brother) plays the boy in the classroom reading Macbeth when Nancy falls asleep at her desk.
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Amanda Wyss had previously appeared in "Better Off Dead", where she played the ex-girlfriend of John Cusack. Amanda, who played Tina, is the only actor from the first film not to appear in another. Heather Langenkamp, Nancy, is of course in Part 3 and New Nightmare, as is John Saxon. Nick Corri, Glen, is in New Nightmare very briefly and Johnny Depp appeared in the sixth installment, Freddy's Dead.
John Saxon is better known as a stalwart of cult film, with his appearances in films such as "Enter the Dragon", and "Tenebrae".
There were a number of sequels to "ANOES", the latest being "Freddy vs Jason", which united the two greatest horror characters.
Prior to "ANOES", Robert Englund was better known as the alien, Willy, on the TV series "V".
Contributed by: Patty
Heather Lagenkamp and John Saxon would return to the series in episode 3, "Dream Warriors". They both returned again in "New Nightmare".
Contributed by: Steven Murray
Lin Shaye (Robert Shaye's sister) played the teacher in the classroom when Nancy falls asleep to the boy reading Hamlet. Lin Shaye also played roles in the other Nightmare movies, including a nurse in 'Wes Craven's New Nightmare.'
Contributed by: Steven Murray
At a certain time during filming, the cast and crew worked for no money because Robert Shaye had run out of funding. Charles Bernstein at this point had completed the soundtrack but wouldn't send it without his fee. Shaye, very worried, called co-producer Sara Risher (who had only four hours before given birth) and asked for her help. So she called Bernstein and talked him around, he sent the score, and everyone was later paid as Smart Egg productions came on board.
Contributed by: Steven Murray
Mimi Craven, Wes Craven's wife at the time, played a nurse in the "Katja institute for sleep disorders".
The events leading up to the first film are shown in the pilot episode to the TV spinoff, "Freddy's Nightmares". The revelation that the document leading to Fred's release was an illegal search warrant and the execution by the townspeople are shown in this episode.
Contributed by: Steven Murray
The man that plays Tina's mother's boyfriend was Johnny Depp's agent/manager at the time.
Contributed by: Steven Murray
Joseph Whipp, who plays Sgt. Parker, also starred as cop Sheriff Burke in Wes Craven's other popular horror movie 'Scream.' Drew Barrymore playing Casey Becker also refers to the movie in the film, stating, "Well, the first one was good, but the rest sucked." Wes Craven insisted he had nothing to do with the line.
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In the original end credits, the part of Glen is credited to "Oprah Noodlemantra"...a name made up by Johnny Depp. If you type in the wikipedia search engine, it directs you straight to his page.
Contributed by: Nick
There is a scene when Rod scratches the tree with a gardening tool. Wes Craven still has that same exact tool in his shed, along with the tongue phone.
Contributed by: Shears
The man who treats Nancy in the hospital also did the voice for Roger Rabbit (Another great 80's movie)
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Incorrect Trivia
What follows are trivia items we now believe are bogus. Some of them will have explanations, some will not. We just leave 'em in for interest, really.
In the scene where Nancy is sleeping at Tina's house and Freddy comes through the wall over the bed, Jason's hockey mask (from the "Friday the 13th" films) can be seen.
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