A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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The monstrous spirit of a slain janitor seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.

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  • Heather Langenkamp in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
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Director:

Wes Craven

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Wes Craven

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Trivia

Wes Craven had helped Sean S. Cunningham by working on a few shots for Friday the 13th (1980). In turn, Cunningham directed a few shots near the end of the production of this movie, when several units were working at once.


Quotes

Fred Krueger: Tina.


Goofs

(at around 28 mins) To wake herself up, Nancy smashes the outside of her arm against the boiler. But when she wakes up, the burn mark is on the inside of her wrist.


Alternate Versions

The German television version is heavily cut, allowing for an earlier time slot. The cuts are:

  • When Tina is sliced by Freddy Krueger, we don't see how he slices her chest and is pulled to the ceiling.
  • In Tina's last dream we don't see when Freddy cuts his own fingers off his hand. Later, there is a scene where Freddy's face is pulled off by Tina. This scene is also missing.
  • When Nancy meets Freddy for the first time, we can't see when he slices his abdomen and when Nancy puts her arm on the hot pipe.
  • When Rod's neck is broken by Freddy Krueger, we only see Rod looking at the "snake", before it kills him.
  • The scene where the dead Tina is talking to Nancy while snakes are coming out her dress is also cut.
  • Glen's famous dead scene is also cut. We only see how he is sucked in his bed. The bloody, second half is cut.
  • When Nancy is burning Freddy, we only see the fire reach his feet, then it cuts to Nancy calling her dad.
  • The scene where Freddy is killing Nancy's mother by burning her is also cut.
  • These changes were also made in the German video version, which has a "not under 16 years" rating. The uncut version is sometimes shown on Pay-Per-View and is rated "not under 18 years."


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Written and Produced by Martin Kent, Steve Karshner, Michael Schurig

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