Kill of the Day – 09/01/15

Blood Bath! – Glen’s Gruesome Demise (A Nightmare on Elm Street, directed by Wes Craven, 1984)  When are we most vulnerable? When we are asleep. This is what makes Freddy Krueger unique and different from other slashers. He lost his ability to terrorize the kids of Elm Street in the living physical world when he was lynched and burned to death by the parents of Springwood. What do you do when you are a vengeful ghost looking fora measure of retribution? Attack and butcher your victims in their dreams, of course. Glen (a young Johnny Depp) is trying his hardest to stay awake so he can help protect his girlfriend and neighbor Nancy from the nightmare known as Freddy Krueger. Remember; if you fall asleep, chances are you are not waking up. Unfortunately, Mr. Sandman gets the best of Glen and he succumbs to exhaustion. Enter Freddy. Glen is immediately pulled inside his bed. We are not really sure what happens while Glen is in Freddy’s clutches, but we do see the aftermath. Freddy decorates Glen’s bedroom with a rather large stream of blood that does not want to end. The original A Nightmare on Elm Street is a classic tale of fantasy terror, crafted by a master, Wes Craven. Sadly, Mr. Craven passed away a few days ago, but his legacy will never be forgotten. His spirit and legacy will live forever through his amazing films like A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Cool Fact – A Nightmare on Elm Street is Johnny Depp’s first film role. He was only at the auditions because he accompanied a friend who was interested in a role. In a weird twist of fate, that friend, Jackie Earle Haley, went on to play Freddy Krueger in the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.


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