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Fridge / A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Fridge Brilliance:

  • Nancy's mother's drinking problem holds another layer besides straightforward self-medication when you realize that alcohol actually prohibits REM sleep.
  • Tina mentions that nightmares sometimes foreshadow earthquakes; exactly what signifies Freddy's presence in Wes Craven's New Nightmare years later.
  • Nancy is rightly outraged when she realizes that her father used her as bait to draw out and arrest Rod...but it could easily be this incident that gives her the idea to pull the exact same trick on Freddy in the climax.
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Fridge Logic:

  • Given the way Freddy died, his entire body should be horribly burned, but when he pulls his sweater up and cuts his chest in Nancy's dream in the school, his torso only has very minor scarring on one side, and he even has chest hair.
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