Trivia / A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

  • The Other Marty: If you can believe it, Robert Englund was not initially asked to return as Freddy, because New Line thought they'd be able to use any old stuntman for the part and thus be able to pay him on the cheap. Within a week of filming, it was clear that the stuntman in question (whose name has never been publicly stated) was not up to the task- his movements have been described as more akin to Frankenstein's Monster than Freddy, and absolutely lifeless. He was fired and replaced with Englund, but a small bit of his footage remains in the shower scene.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Brad Pitt, John Stamos and Christian Slater all auditioned for the role of Jesse Walsh.
    • The exploding parakeet's designer had initially made a demonic version of it for the scene.
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