Who wants to experience a scream fest this October?
Prepare to be too afraid to fall asleep, because this October Thrill, the Channel where fear is fun is proud bring The Total Nightmare; Thrill’s tribute to the A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise, the greatest work of the Master of Horror, Wes Craven. A Nightmare on Elm Street, featuring the infamous Freddy Krueger, is known to horror fans as the definitive slasher franchise, no self respecting fan of horror has not seen at least one Freddy Krueger film. The infamy of Freddy Krueger is such that even non-horror film fans know who he is. However, even some hardcore Freddy Krueger fans may not now these fun facts:
1. Freddy Krueger was named after a bully who terrorized creator Wes Craven as a child.
2. Freddy Krueger’s appearance was patterned after a scary hobo creator Wes Craven encountered as a child.
3. An estimated 500 gallons of fake blood was used to make the first A Nightmare on Elm Street film.
4. The first time Freddy Krueger actor, Robert Englund, tried on the Freddy Krueger glove, he cut himself.
5. The original idea for the A Nightmare on Elm Street was inspired by an onset of Asian Death Syndrome among Khmer Rouge refugees in America in the 70s. We know Asian Death Syndrome simply as Bangungot.
6. The first A Nightmare on Elm Street film featured Johnny Depp as Glen and it was his first movie role ever. Charlie Sheen, and Brad Pitt were also considered for the part.
7. The character Freddy Krueger was only seen onscreen for a total of seven minutes in the first A Nightmare on Elm Street film.
8. The 2010 remake of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street film broke the existing record for highest grossing midnight horror movie opening.
9. Over the course of the original franchise, the prop Freddy’s glove was stolen from the set several times, in the worst incident, a stolen glove surfaced when it appeared in the film Evil Dead II.
10. Jackie Earl Haley, who plays Freddy Krueger in the 2010 version of A Nightmare on Elm Street actually auditioned for part of Glen in the 1984 film, he was accompanied to the audition by his friend Johnny Depp, who eventually got the part.
Memorizing facts about this global horror phenomenon might be fun for some, but nothing beats seeing some of the iconic films that make up what for many is the ultimate slasher movie franchise of all time. That’s why Thrill is bringing you some of the franchise’s most terrifyingly memorable highlights via a weekly two installment marathon we call The Total Nightmare this October:
For those who are already fans of the franchise, this is a chance to fall in love with fun fear all over again. For fans of horror who haven’t been introduced to A Nightmare on Elm Street, this is a chance to watch the film franchise that helped define a genre and that built a major movie studio.
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