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The Making of 'Nightmare on Elm Street IV' (1989)

A one hour docu-tainment television special which took viewers behind-the-scenes on the set of Nightmare On Elm Street IV, directed by Renny Harlin. Originally aired on Halloween 1989.

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Tuesday Knight ... Herself
Wes Craven ... Himself
Robert Englund ... Himself
Renny Harlin ... Himself
Brooke Theiss ... Herself
Rachel Talalay Rachel Talalay ... Herself
Screaming Mad George ... Himself
Lisa Wilcox ... Herself
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A one hour docu-tainment television special which took viewers behind-the-scenes on the set of Nightmare On Elm Street IV, directed by Renny Harlin. Originally aired on Halloween 1989.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

31 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elm Street USA: A Halloween Nightmare See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono

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Color
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Nightmare births dreams
18 July 2004 | by scarehumanSee all my reviews

Simply put, The Making of 'Nightmare on Elm Street IV' changed my life.

It wasn't a seminar, a motivational speaker, or even a self-help book that helped guide me toward my future dreams, but rather a wiry dreamstalker in a ratty sweater and clawed glove and the special about him.

Most everyone reading this review is familiar of the goings on of Freddy Krueger, resident of nightmares on Elm Street. Suffice it to say, as a young child I found him quite terrifying, and was plagued myself with horrendous nightmares about him. My parents, bewildered, found out about this humble TV special and decided to have me watch it. Their thought, and a logical one at that, is that when I saw for myself that it was all make-believe that I would lose my fear of Freddy.

That did...to an extent...happen, but something as well that my folks simply didn't foresee. This was the first time I had seen how a movie was made, more importantly the special effects of them. I was bedazzled by everything I saw, and that day I was first inspired to follow suite.

Now I am an adult, and looking back I am grateful for this special. I have dedicated years of study to film making and special effects. I am even working on a Nightmare on Elm Street fan production. My hopes are to one day go to film school myself, and then branch out into directing my own productions. Maybe, just maybe, the day will come that my work will inspire a child just as this modest promotional tool inspired me.


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