A Nightmare on Elm Street is definitely a cult film that terrified generations of teenagers and not. Born from the genius of Wes Craven, and with the incredible interpretation of Robert Englund, here are 7 things that you (maybe) do not know about this masterpiece:
1) The idea of a man who kills in the nightmares came to Wes Craven after he read some newspaper articles about some Hmong refugees in the United States. Apparently many of the refugees had nightmares for several nights in a row, refusing even to sleep. Once asleep, however, they died suddenly. At the time nobody could explain the reason for these deaths and Wes Craven created the idea of Freddy Krueger. Today we know that it was due to the so called “sudden and unexpected death syndrome”, caused by heart problems.
2) Originally Freddy Krueger was supposed to be a pedophile. His character was changed into a murder of teenagers after the director was accused of trying to take advantage of a wave of child molestation taking lace in the city at that time.
3) In the film 2,000 liters of fake blood were used
4) In the film, the part of Glenn is played by Johnny Depp, who had his acting debut in this role. Perhaps not everyone knows that some of the candidates for the same part were: Charlie Sheen, John Cusack, Brad Pitt and Nicholas Cage. The role of Nancy instead could have been played by Demi Moore and Courtney Cox
5) The movie was shot in just 30 days and due to its outstanding results at the box office, it saved the production company that produced it and that was going bankrupt.
6) In the first scene, when Freddy makes the glove, the hands that appear are not Robert Englund’s, but those of a man in charge of special effects: it was the only one who knew how to mount the glove.
7) Freddy appears in the movie for less than 7 minutes