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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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Did You Ever Notice These Actors Were Replaced On Your Favorite Shows?

The thing about television shows—especially long-running ones—is that they’re on the air for years at a time. Actors grow and develop, seek new opportunities and, as it relates to the younger among them, go off to college. It’s a perfectly natural thing that directors and producers regularly have to deal with, often through recasts and plot twists. One actor’s decision to quit a show can send shockwaves through a script, and fans are always along for the ride. Other times, minor characters are replaced and certain viewers might not even notice. Here are the television actors who were replaced like it was nothing—some of them are sure to surprise you.

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The Most Eccentric Demands Actors Have Slipped Into Their Contracts

Contrary to popular belief, being a Hollywood actor is a tough job. Yes, it often comes with perks that most people could only dream of—but when it comes down to it, getting in the right takes on set requires long hours of tireless work in often difficult circumstances. As such, when actors move their way up the food chain, they allow themselves to negotiate more than just compensation. The various demands actors slip into their contracts range from practical to outright hilarious. Read on to learn about wackiest things actors have demanded in order to agree to take a role.

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DCEU’s Batman Movie Has Changed Its Name

The DC Extended Universe has gotten off to a rocky start. Thanks to tonal issues, directors leaving projects left and right, and significant studio interference, it's hard to tell which reports about the upcoming slate of films are reliable. Despite being one of DC's top properties, even the upcoming Batman movie has struggled to find its feet. Though it has...

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