With the advent of the Internet and online stalkers, the movie's themes have become more relevant than ever.
During the commentary, Wes Craven notes that the old prison where they filmed was later condemned for asbestos pipes. He comments they would all die of cancer. Not so funny after his death of brain cancer in 2015.
Special Effects Failure: Freddy's stretching arms look rather shaky by modern standards. The mom mannequin at the end doesn't hold up either. In two scenes where a character jumps, you can see the mattresses.
Nancy: You know Tina, she dreamed this was gonna happen...She had a nightmare, that someone was trying to kill her. (breaks down sobbing) That's why we were there, mom. She just didn't wanna sleep alone.
Vindicated by Video: The movie did solid box-office business for a low budget 1984 movie, but it was the home video sales that really demonstrated what a money-maker Freddy could be.