Saturday, April 23, 2011
I feel like Nightmare on Elm Street could have been very scary to some people because of the dream aspect. When we dream, sometimes it feels so real and there have been countless movies about dreams whether they be to tell the future, to see superstitious things like ghosts and lost ones, or if they are nightmares. The film was probably one of the first films to utilize the aspect of dreams to haunt someone and uses the supernatural very well because we don't know if Freddy is real or part of some group of people's imagination. The fact that Freddy is not a made up person and that he was actually alive at some point makes it all the creepier because he represents a ghost trying to come back and torture the people that got rid of him. Back when this was first released I could tell why it was such a big success on how it scared people because it was a unique experience.