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A Deleted Nightmare On Elm Street Scene Changes The Plot Entirely

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In 1984, Wes Craven released A Nightmare on Elm Street, becoming one of the most well-known horror films of all time. The movie depicts the frightening serial killer, Freddy Krueger, who murders children and teenagers in their dreams. The lore behind A Nightmare on Elm Street has been fantasized for many years since its release, but this deleted scene changes the entire movie in ways fans never expected.

The Original Pivotal Nightmare Scene

In the released film, protagonist Nancy and her mother Marge engage in an important conversation in their house’s basement. When Nancy reveals her dreams of Freddy Krueger, her mother tells her the story of the man’s past.

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Marge tells Nancy that who Krueger was “a filthy child murderer who killed at least 20 kids in the neighborhood.” She tells Nancy that he was released due to a legal technicality involving a search warrant and that the parents in the town burned him alive to get their revenge on the wretched man.

The Game-Changer Clip

This scene is a turning point in the film but changes drastically when you watch the entire cut. In the original scene, Nancy’s mother admits that the parents didn’t kill Freddy simply out of fear. Many of the neighborhood parents, including the parents of Glen, Rod, and Tina, all had children killed by Krueger.

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That’s right: Nancy and her friends all once had siblings, whose lives were taken by the treacherous villain. This influences Nancy’s motivation to draw Krueger out of her dreams and into the real world to kill him, as well as the subsequent movie plots that followed the original film.

Why Didn’t Fans Know Before?

The deleted scene was actually released in 1996, in a LaserDisc release of the original movie with deleted scenes. It was also featured in several home films on VHS after the LaserDisc became available.

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The clip was even released on YouTube in 2010 but, it’s had less than 200,000 views since posted. Many fans haven’t seen the clip yet, but with it being brought to light now, many more will get to explore the new possibilities for their favorite horror film.

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She Went From Trapped In Her Own Body To Dancing With The Stars

Victoria Arlen was born just before her triplet brothers. As such, the young girl was always an ambitious and energetic trailblazer. Always active, she took an interest in sports – particularly swimming and dancing – from a young age. She dreamed of winning gold medals and dancing with stars. Then, at age 11, disaster struck. Out of nowhere, Victoria became a prisoner, trapped inside her own body, in a nightmare that seemed to never end. She could see and hear, but didn’t have control over anything else. Victoria worked tirelessly to escape from her nightmare against all odds, and went on to grab headlines and inspire lives everywhere. Was she able to overcome her dismal condition? Read on to find out.

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These Celebrity Doppelgangers From The Past Have Us Seeing Double

Time travel is a mystifying concept. Much like the idea of extraterrestrial life, it has captured the human imagination for as long as we have existed. Today, it’s at the forefront of famous movie plots, most famously ‘Back to the Future,’ and pops up in late-night conversations about the universe and meaning of life. As of now, scientists have not been able to confirm whether traveling through time is possible, and though there isn’t any kind of hard evidence that proves human beings can time travel, these photos of celebrities alongside what appear to be them in other time periods will sure make you wonder.

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Is It Even Christmas If You Haven’t Seen Die Hard Yet?

The Holiday Season is upon us and you know what that means – time to watch Die Hard! Your televisions and movie theaters are probably already flooded with cheesy Christmas movies, and the radio is just Mariah Carey’s “All I want For Christmas Is You,” but there’s one thing that we can all agree on, Die Hard is a perfect piece of holiday cheer. We know the debate has raged on for nearly 30 years: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? We’ve done the leg work (watched Die Hard so many times we’ve lost count) and we have the definitive answer. Yippee ki-yay it’s Die Hard season!

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