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NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET The original A Nightmare on Elm Street was inspired by an extraordinary series of unnoticed stories in the Los Angeles Times A young immigrant male early 20s usually from Southeast Asia a son would have a severe nightmare where he would wake up screaming The next day he would tell his family it was the worst nightmare hed ever had and he had been terribly shaken by it The next night when he went to sleephe died Six months later I looked in the paper and there was a very similar story I clipped it out and put it with the other one Then the third appeared about a year and a half from the first one this time in Northern California And the elements were the basis for the film The rest is horror historyWes Craven Director of A Nightmare on Elm Street At a time when the stalker movie had run its course to all ends and the image of mute staggering vicious killers had been etched into societys consciousness to the point of exhaustion a new kid entered the block The year was 1984 and it was time for a new villain to enter into the horror genre It was a villain that was agile intelligent almost invincible yet viscous and by all means deadly A Nightmare on Elm Street introduced the distinctive presence of Fred Krueger to the horror industry and to the audience Freddy Krueger took the center stage and with him a new era of horror films began This horribly scarred man who wore a ragged slouch hat dirty red-and-green striped sweater and a glove outfitted with knives at the fingers reinvented the stalker genre like no other film had Fred Krueger breathed new life into the dying horror genre of the early 1980s This paper will enter the realm of the ideas in the movie such as the psychological horror it held
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