Wednesday, October 24, 2018

All Day Long I've Been Seeing that Guy's Weird Face...

The Nightmare series is filled with visually interesting and horrific moments, but there are also some that are just plain weird. Here is part one with my favorites from the first three films:

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984): Nancy pulls Freddy’s hat out of her dream.
While at the sleep research lab, Nancy awakens with a gash on her arm and Freddy Krueger’s hat in her hand. The weird part is, no one really seems to react to this happening. The doctor doesn’t care. Nancy’s mom just tosses it in a drawer. Then again, Nancy’s mom is apparently the kind of person who keeps a mass murderer’s weapon in her basement just for kicks, so maybe a dream hat is no big deal.

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985): Dogs with human faces.
Freddy’s Revenge is filled with weird stuff. It might be the weirdest movie in the entire franchise. The most baffling one comes when Lisa travels to the foundry to rescue Jesse from Freddy. At the entrance, she’s confronted by two guard dogs with the faces of babies. Why? How? Freddy never seems to employ monsters to help, he’s much more hands-on. Does Lisa have a secret phobia of babies or dogs? If this is entirely in the waking world then Springwood has other serious problems beyond an undead killer.

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors (1987): Freddy’s Skeleton
Under attack in the dream world by the Dream Warriors, but also in the waking world, Freddy animates his own skeleton and battles Nancy’s dad and a doctor who are trying to put his remains to rest. I don’t think anyone walking into a Nightmare film is going to expect a stop-motion skeleton fight, but here you go. This is the only time Freddy seems able to possess his skeleton, too bad it seems like it could have been really useful.

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