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  • Rod's death by hanging and his neck being broken. You can clearly see the bedsheet went OUT the barred window and WAY above Rod's cell window. How come they didn't suspect any kind of foul play or investigate it whatsoever? There was no way he could have hung himself the way he did. Plus, they had his funeral seemingly the next day and STILL pinned the earlier murders on him.
    • Everyone seems to have a major case of Scully Syndrome in the film. Keep in mind later in the movie Nancy pulls off Freddy's hat and brings it into the real world yet they still don't believe anything supernatural is going on.
    • Perhaps the cops did debate that. We just see Nancy's reaction the events, and they discussed it when she was gone. But both her parents are in denial about Freddy being behind it. Her mother tries to rationalize the hat as Nancy somehow sneaking it into the clinic with her.

  • Why does Freddy have green blood in the dream world? Is it just an attempt to Bowdlerize? I doubt it considering they show people bleed normal red blood at other points in the film.
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    • Possibly just an attempt to make him seem more inhuman and otherworldly. Remember, the fact that he's the spirit of a human serial killer was originally something of a twist, not revealed until midway through the movie.
    • I think it's supposed to be puss or ichor.
  • Why exactly did Freddy cut off his fingers? Was it just to so Tina how sharp the blades are? I don't really get it.. Am I thinking to into it?
    • Essentially just to freak her out. He keeps the trend up in later movies of doing horrific stuff to his own body just to scare people.
    • Also, when he cuts his fingers off, instead of blood then sparks pour out of the stumps. So it's to show her he's far more than a human enemy, and she has no chance to fight him.
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