Sunday, December 1, 2013

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

As I did with the Halloween series, I thought I would stitch together all my former and future locations for the Nightmare on Elm Street series, ignoring the horrid remake of course.   I will update these pages as I continue to visit new locations or add cast and crew.   Here are the links to the other films:
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: Dream Master (1988)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child (1989)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead (1991)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

The original masterpiece.... Like many fans, I first saw this on pan & scan VHS and was immediately hooked.   Although viewed through contemporary lens, I am sure it seems outdated and predictable, but at the time it was pretty mesmerizing and cutting-edge compared to the slasher fare we were used to seeing.   Like Halloween, for many of these locales, you will see I have visited multiple times, so you can see the changes throughout the years, enjoy!


First up is Springwood High School exteriors via John Marshall High School....








UPDATE April 2014: A quick revisit to the school yard....





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Here is the front of Tina's house located in Venice...




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And Tina's backyard...




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Tina's window....

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The alley behind Tina's house...



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The "police station" is actually a library on Santa Monica Boulevard.  This shot appears a couple times...




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I found Nancy's walk to school thanks to the laser disc commentary, also in Venice...




UPDATE April 2014: A quick revisit to the location!


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Here is the street I found where Rod is captured by the police....











UPDATE April 2014:  A quick revisit to the location!

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Back to school!



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A return to the police station in a dream...





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Rod's funeral....






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After the funeral at the same  location Evergreen Cemetery...












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The sleep clinic was found thanks to a reader at itsfilmedthere.com....




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The bridge in Venice.  The first few pics were taken in 2007, the others in 2013... that red canoe never moves!







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Glenn's house...





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Before we get to the actual Em Street house, I wanted to share the small mock up they had at Universal Halloween Horror Nights a few years ago, I thought they did a great job....





Ok, here we are at Nancy's house.   I've been to the house way too many times to count, the first time in 2001 up to the present.  You'll see a progression of the photos of how the house first looked when it was deteriorating, a few shots of it during the renovation, and then of course the restored front which looks fantastic....









































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A blue door was used both in the original and the seventh entry, Wes Craven's New Nightmare.   I acquired the top half of the front door from the original film via ebay a number of years ago.   Not quite sure why they only had the top half, but I believe I remember him saying something about being easier to transport.  No matter what, it is certainly my favorite movie prop in my collection.   First up are the interior shots of the door...


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I have been fortunate enough to meet most of the cast....

Charles Fleischer...

Lin Shaye...

Jsu Garcia/Nick  Corri...

Amanda Wyss...
Alice & Tina together!

Ronee Blakely....

John Saxon...

I'm the other Thompson child!!

Robert Englund....


Freddy and Tina reunited!

Nancy and Tina!

The lovely Heather Langenkamp....


One of my favorite nights ever was at a special screening of the original Nightmare On Elm Street and Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.   It was an assigned seating screening, so I found my chair behind some couches.    Minutes later, the entire cast was seated on the couches, with Heather Langenkamp and Amanda Wyss right in front of me.  There was nothing as surreal as the moment of watching the scene from the original with the two of them on the couch, and to have them both on the couch in front of me at the same time! 



















3 comments:

  1. Excellent photos! Some fun bit of trivia, that crypt was also used in the 1983 horror film Mausoleum.

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  2. How much did that door sell for? How do you know it's legit? The blue color looks quite a bit lighter than in the pics -- did it fade?

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  3. It is legit, all the marks on both sides match up to that in the movie. It is the same bright blue, faded just a bit but depends what light the pic is taken in. At the time, it was pretty expensive to me, but still a steal :)

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