R | | Fantasy, Horror
A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.
Special Effects Creator Mark Shostrom created a desiccated "little girl corpse", which Kristen would discover she was holding, but it was decided that the item was too grotesque. A miniature skeleton was used instead.
Are you crazy? You'll wake up the whole neighborhood.
Kristen Parker: Hi, Mom.
Elaine Parker: Don't "hi Mom" me. What are you still doing up? It's past 1:00.
(at around 1h 19 mins) In the junkyard, they park the truck and turn off the lights. A short while later, the lights are back on again when Thompson is trying to get back into the truck.
A text before the opening credits starts reads as follows: "Sleep. Those little slices of Death. How I loathe them" -Edgar Allan Poe-
The VHS cassette released by Media Home Entertainment in the 1980s features a different song in the beginning instead of Dokken's "Into the Fire." The 'unknown' song heard is "Quiet Cool" by Joe Lamont and substituted in place of the Dokken song. The US DVD re-instates the original song back into the film.
$8,880,555 1 March 1987