Nightmare Fuel: A Nightmare on Elm Street
Works with their own Nightmare pages:
- The premise of the series. Wes Craven takes a fear that all of us have had at some point — the idea that being killed in your dreams can result in you dying for real — and embodies it in the menacing, knife-fingered figure of Freddy Krueger.
- Even Robert Englund, his portrayer, admitted to having nightmares about him.
- The numerous Nightmare Sequences in the films also add to it- given that the whole theme and point of A Nightmare on Elm Street is Nightmare Fuel. It's also Based on a True Story. And the character of Freddy Krueger is based on a homeless person that scared Wes Craven as a kid. Wes Craven describes the story in a DVD special feature:
"When I looked down there was a man very much like Freddy walking along the sidewalk. He must have sensed thaft someone was looking at him and stopped and looked right into my face. He scared the living daylights out of me, so I jumped back into the shadows. I waited and waited to hear him walk away. Finally I thought he must have gone, so I stepped back to the window. The guy was not only still looking at me but he thrust his head forward as if to say, 'Yes, I'm still looking at you.' The man walked towards the apartment building's entrance. I ran through the apartment to our front door as he was walking into our building on the lower floor. I heard him starting up the stairs. My brother, who is ten years older than me, got a baseball bat and went out to the corridor but he was gone."