History Headscratchers / ANightmareOnElmStreet

17th Jul '16 7:51:52 PM GeneralGrant985
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*** Someone who has the sense to see the scary guy, say [[YourMindMakesItReal I have a loaded M4]], and just unload on him from a distance

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*** Someone who has the sense to see the scary guy, say [[YourMindMakesItReal obvious nightmare, say, "[[YourMindMakesItReal I have a loaded M4]], M4]]", and just unload on him from a distancedistance.
17th Jul '16 7:50:00 PM GeneralGrant985
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** Would Freddy have trouble with a lucid dreamer?
*** Someone who has the sense to see the scary guy, say [[YourMindMakesItReal I have a loaded M4]], and just unload on him from a distance
18th Apr '16 5:27:43 AM SuperMagneto
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[[folder: In Nightmare on Elm Street 2, did the victims see Jesse or Freddy?]]
* Some people theorized that the coach, Ron, and the kids at the party were seeing Jesse terrorizing them, and not Freddy. It's possible what we see is not how people in the movie see things. For example, the terrified look on Ron's face could be that he is seeing his best friend attacking him.
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[[folder: What if a parent in Elm Street decides to have another kid?]]
* Let's say Freddy kills a teen, the mom later becomes pregnant. Would Freddy go after the baby?
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18th Apr '16 5:10:37 AM SuperMagneto
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[[folder: Why not just kill the parents instead?]]
* I understand that Freddy wants the parents to suffer by killing their children, but why not kill the people who were responsible for his death? Yes, the parents will be miserable and angry for the rest of their lives, but I don't see that being good enough for Freddy.
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24th Mar '16 9:09:35 AM ObsidianFire
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** To elaborate what the previous troper wrote, and referring to only the original movie, I think that the authorities and witnesses are likely assuming that the deaths (including Glen's) happened in a non-supernatural way, even if they have no idea what else could have caused them. Horror movie characters, particularly in settings like this, aren't GenreSavvy enough to consider supernatural causes, and the first movie takes place long before the people of Springwood finally realize and accept that Freddy is real. I don't think it's ever stated or implied that real-world witnesses see anything different than what the audience is directly shown.

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** To elaborate what the previous troper wrote, and referring to only the original movie, I think that the authorities and witnesses are likely assuming that the deaths (including Glen's) happened in a non-supernatural way, even if they have no idea what else could have caused them. Horror movie characters, particularly in settings like this, aren't GenreSavvy smart enough to consider supernatural causes, and the first movie takes place long before the people of Springwood finally realize and accept that Freddy is real. I don't think it's ever stated or implied that real-world witnesses see anything different than what the audience is directly shown.
29th Feb '16 12:15:24 AM Luppercus
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[[folder: About the maniacs]]
In the fifth movie when we see Amanda Krueger get trapped inside the dungeon where all the 100 maniacs were kept, how did they survive if they have no food or water? Judging by Amanda Krueger’s speech in the fourth movie she was trapped there “during the holydays” (so, for several days, maybe a month) what the hell did the inmates and her ate and drank during that period? Notice they didn’t have beds either and you also need sleep to survive, but probably feeding is the most immediate plothole.
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8th Feb '16 9:26:22 AM SeanRenaud
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** Assuming Jason X is cannon to Freddy AND Freddy's Dead is non cannon (I know it happens ten years from now but given that the Earth is still there it's clearly prior to the events of Jason X) or he recovers from that at some point the easiest answer is that he's on a ship or space station. By Nightmare 5 Freddy could presumably pop up in the dreams of Alice and Jacob as the power is genetic. Freddy vs Jason suggests that he can jump into anybody who fears him enough. He's essentially the boogeyman at that point. As long as someone out there believes and spreads the word Freddy lives. Given the irony of the series it's entirely possible that there is a space station named Elm out there. Just like the ships are named after monsters.


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** Because it's never actually suggested by anybody and on account of him not being a vampire nobody instinctively goes for it. It probably wouldn't work anyway, the case of Holy Water working on him was on his physical body during a burial, inside the dreamscape what works and doesn't work is entirely tied to the battle of wills between Freddy and his victim.
8th Feb '16 7:54:58 AM erforce
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** Depending on what you think of the ending of Freddy vs. Jason, [[AndIMustScream he's hitchhiking in a never-sleeping, never-talking]] Jason Vorhees.

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** Depending on what you think of the ending of Freddy ''Freddy vs. Jason, Jason'', [[AndIMustScream he's hitchhiking in a never-sleeping, never-talking]] Jason Vorhees.Voorhees.
6th Dec '15 3:31:35 PM Gess
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[[folder: Grab the crucifix]]
* Why does almost noone actually use the crucifix or other religious symbols to ward off Freddy? We know that holy water at least works on him. I think I saw someone holding the crucifix once or twice, but that's it.
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21st Aug '15 5:02:45 AM Talia_T
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* Because it was the "parents" symbol they used to identify Freddy. Remember, Nancy's mom retrieved the gloves after the burning, and kept them in her own boiler room. She shows them to Nancy as proof that they *killed Freddy. She saw them as a symbol of comfort, viewing the gloves seemed to reassure her that he was dead... Naturally adopting the gloves as his weapon of choice would incite an extra level of fear.
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