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Small But Razor Sharp Details In The 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' Franchise

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Since 1984, Freddy Krueger has been haunting on-screen and off-screen nightmares for almost four decades. Beginning with A Nightmare on Elm Street, the part-time janitor, full-time maniac has been a terror to the teens of Elm Street through scores of movies, a TV series, and even video games. For fans of Freddy, here is a list off small details and fun facts about the Nightmare franchise. Sweet dreams! 

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    121 VOTES

    'Crave Inn'

    'Crave Inn'
    Photo: Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master / New Line Cinema

    Posted by u/JurassicWorldWarZ:

    Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master - Alice works at the Crave Inn, a reference to Wes Craven who created the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

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    Test Tube Shout Out

    Test Tube Shout Out
    Photo: Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master / New Line Cinema

    Posted by u/franzluedicke:

    In Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master one of the test tubes full of blood says "Robert England," the actor portraying Freddy Krueger.

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    87 VOTES

    On The Radio

    On The Radio
    Photo: Freddy vs. Jason / New Line Cinema

    Posted by u/Degg19:

    In Freddy vs. Jason, during the first psych ward scene the name of the news station is “KRGR” an abbreviation for "Krueger."

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    Shake, Rattle, & Roll

    Shake, Rattle, & Roll
    Photo: Wes Craven's New Nightmare / New Line Cinema

    Posted by u/TheMagicTurtle1:

    In Wes Craven's A New Nightmare, the earthquake footage from the movie is real earthquake footage.

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    57 VOTES

    Oops, Lost A Nail

    Oops, Lost A Nail
    Photo: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors / New Line Cinema

    Posted by u/Calhoun1389:

    In A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, one of Freddy's blades (right index) falls out of his glove while fighting Taryn.

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    The Bed Of Blood Scene

    The Bed Of Blood Scene
    Photo: A Nightmare on Elm Street / New Line Cinema

    Posted by u/stealthynotion:

    In A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), the effect of blood rushing to the ceiling during Glen's (Johnny Depp) demise was achieved using an upside down set. It was actually spilling onto the floor. Director Wes Craven and DP Jacques Haitkin captured the scene strapped to the wall in race car seats.