Practical horror-inspired merchandise that won’t just sit on your shelves

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Accumulation of collectibles often leads to clutter as you struggle to find the right amount of space to display your collection for maximum enjoyment. Although acquiring horror collectibles has remained one of your favorite engrained hobbies, it may be time to start a stockpile of practical, functional items that have everyday use. Here are some options that you can purchase on nightmaretoys.com

Creep it real in these horror threads

What collectible items can you get the most use out of? Clothing, of course! So, if practicality is something you’re considering on the hunt for your next horror purchase, perhaps you can buy some vibrant horror clothing online that will slay your ever-growing collection?  

Black is always guaranteed to bring out some of our most chilling features and often the shade is considered to be the element to embrace the darker side. Keeping that in mind, it can be challenging to find devilish attire in just any department store, so it’s always best to buy horror clothing online to ensure that your daily disguises are better suited to your ghastly personality. With a wide selection of attire catering to obsessed horror fans, you’re given a choice of goodies, including some frightful dresses, hats, leggings, socks, and both men’s and women’s t-shirts and accessories

Hide and go shriek with these horror glasses

While there are many beneficial aspects of owning a wide variety of glassware, one of the best things is the practicality for everyday use. While horror glasses would technically sit on a shelf, the cupboard housing your glasses is bound to get opened multiple times a day to quench your thirst and keep hydrated. So, with that being said, why not ensure that your glassware collection exclaims your gruesome interests?

Look no further, ghouls! If you need some hair-raising and conventional drinking glasses, we’ve got a dangerously awesome selection that includes depictions of Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

If you’ve got it, haunt it, with some horror jewelry and patches 

Part of what makes the horror community so fang-tastic is the rich vibrance of personality that animates from those who choose to flaunt their stuff, and with so many horror collectibles available to embellish your identity, it’s difficult to be selective when it comes to horror merchandise. However, items that can be used daily are the most sensible to stock up on, which is why we recommend grabbing hold of some awe-inspiring jewelry or a few stitch-worthy patches that will bring your adornment of the horror genre to the attention of your peers. 

What is your favorite type of horror-inspired collectible? Drop a comment below to start a conversation.

Check out these new, spine-chilling horror collectible arrivals

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How do you tame the fire burning inside that’s telling you to shop? You vanquish the heat by purchasing some officially licensed horror collectibles and attire, of course! With an ongoing selection of horror-inspired merchandise up for grabs, it’s surprisingly easy to find yourself curled in a ball, clawing at the screen in anticipation. So, instead of only wanting to own an exciting selection of new arrivals from Nightmare Toys, take charge by adding some gruesome mementos to your online shopping cart or creating a Wishlist for a later purchase date. 

Check out the mischievous selection of horror friend and foe magnets 

While some fans of the devilish genre enjoy collecting larger forms of memorabilia, there are simpler folk who prefer to add small tokens of darkness to their compilation of officially licensed horror collectibles. So, if you’re the type of devotee who searches for meager goodies, you’ll be happy to learn that we have an assemblage of foam horror magnets waiting for a prominent place on your fridge or magnetic to-do board! 

Do you prefer to honor slashers and maliciously playful antagonists? Then grab a trick-or-treat keepsake Pennywise 3D Foam Magnet, Jason 3D Foam Magnet, Freddy 3D Foam Magnet, Beetlejuice 3D Foam Magnet, and even the comical threesome Lock, Shock and Barrel 3D Foam Magnet. Favor something with fewer ties to supernatural forces? How about a Sally 3D Foam Magnet, Zero 3D Foam Magnet, or an IT Georgie 3D Foam Magnet with his arm still fully intact? Your icebox is about to get even more chilling with the addition of these officially licensed horror collectible merchandise! 

Get inspired by some fearsome beanies and bags that will slay your horror look

While it may be enough for you to cape your home with horror-inspired decor, real collectors know that the only way to truly adorn the genre is by dressing head-to-toe in black, bloodcurdling accessories. Lucky for you, we’ve just received a spine-chilling shipment of horror beanies and crossbody bags that are bound to delight the demon who’s been occupying your soul!

Blackcraft Cult Clothing Company is an insanely wicked brand that’s dedicated to embracing the darker fashions, and with so many options to choose from you’ll be torn by the thought of singling out just one item to worship all summer long! So, why not grab hold of a few fashionable horror staples that you can idolize in the coming months?

New headwear accessories include the Blackcraft Bobble Beanie, Unholy Red Beanie, and the more daring Satan Is My Daddy Beanie. However, if a new tote or purse is your immediate future, choose from the Serpentine and Never Trust collections that include access to a devilish wristlet, crossbody, and coffin-shaped backpack

Happy shopping, ghouls!        

Which of the above new arrivals delight your inner horror fan more? Shop a vibrant selection of officially licensed horror collectibles and wears at nightmaretoys.com! 

 

Slay summertime with the following morbid merchandise

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Just because most of your summer plans have been slashed and gutted, it doesn’t mean that you can’t find other ways to lay your soul to rest! In fact, many of our products are officially licensed horror merchandise, which means that while you’re on the haunt for your everyday essentials during your next ritualistic online shop, you’re also able to treat yourself to some of the most practical, summer must-haves. After all, grave goodies should be considered fundamental and indispensable for the sanity of all devout horror lovers! 

Grab a horror beach towel designed for moonlit lounging 

Since most ghouls are lesser fans of the macabre in comparison, your devoted soul may startle quite a few passersby, especially when you shake off your gruesome, horror beach towel and place it prominently in the scorching sand below. Nevertheless, if you’re lucky enough to revolt the folks who venture out to the same unnerving location, chances are they will uphold current social distancing measures and refrain from keeping too close. So, since a beach towel can also prove to be a backyard essential as well, why not vanquish your desire to be ordinary by ordering a wicked one from nightmaretoys.com? Whether you prefer to support the realm of classic villains like Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees or more light-hearted horror flicks like Ghostbusters and Gremlins, there’s bound to be a snug beach towel that ignites your devilish delight with warm enough fibers to keep the chill off during any moonlit loitering! 

Toast your loved ones from a safe distance 

While pretty much any season offers the perfect sentiment to enjoy a frothy beverage, it’s frightfully enchanting when you pair a cold brew with the heat from the summer sun. So, while some ghouls prefer the chill that confers against edges of a goblet made from glass, others relish in the concept of drinking their concoctions from much larger cauldrons like a decorated mug or tumbler

Quench your undying thirst and alarming love for grisly, officially licensed horror merchandise by starting a new keepsake collection. Compile your kitchen cabinets with some Universal Monsters Drinkware and if your claws prefer a more substantial sipper, enjoy the ghastly engravings presented by the most spooktacular horror mugs on the market. So, whether you plan to raise your glass, or the dead, consider adding these must-haves to your ever-growing horror collection. 

What items are you most interested in collecting for your summer specters? Drop a comment below to share with our other readers.

You Can Visit These 4 Filming Locations from Your Favorite Horror Movies

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While many new-age films heavily rely on special effects and computer-generated monsters, there are still some longstanding horror movies who stepped up their efforts to scare aplenty! So, if you’re ready for a road trip or if you’ll simply be in the area, why not tease your horror-loving heart by paying a visit to a filming location from some of the most devilishly chilling classics? Yes, they do really exist! 

A Nightmare on Elm Street: Elm Street house

Where: 1428 N Genesee Ave, Los Angeles, California 90046

Are there any Freddy Krueger fans out there? Well, you’ll be alarmed to learn that the house first introduced as Nancy Thompson’s family home in the ‘84 original film, which continued its use in the seven installments that followed, is a real place that’s located in Los Angeles, California. While its current condition isn’t something out of one of your nightmares, this vibrant filming location looks identical from the street view, featuring the iconic blood-red door and green roof shingles. While you may be disheartened by the fact that the 1428 residence doesn’t reside on Elm Street, you will shriek with excitement when you catch a glimpse at the home where Freddy started his murderous rampage. 

Halloween: Michael Myers’ house 

Where: North of 1000 Mission St, South Pasadena, California, on the east side of Meridian Ave

Your horror movie props and Michael Myers’ memorabilia could have a fun photo shooting opportunity outside of this haunting movie location. Just a short drive away from the Elm Street house resides the residence where your favorite boogeyman committed his first act of murder. As one of the most recognizable locations in the franchise, the Myers’ house is a Chiropractic Center and unless you’re seeking adjustments from one of the doctors, dedicated fans will have to sneak a peek of the building from across the street. 

The Shining: Overlook Hotel

Where: 27500 E Timberline Road, Government Camp, Oregon, 97028

Unlike the two above filming locations, The Timberline Lodge in Northern Oregon is open to the public and since its distinct architecture was used as the exterior image for the infamous Overlook Hotel, it’s worth a pilgrimage up Mt. Hood to have a look and snap a shot! Horror aficionados flock to the lodge to set their sights on this Stephen King masterpiece, in fact, this vibrant ski resort has become quite the pop culture phenomenon, with staff welcoming fans to enjoy the full “Shining” experience. So, bring your horror movie props and plan your visit around one of the hotel’s Shining-themed parties, where the Grady Twins can be seen roaming the halls! 

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The gas station 

Where: 1073 TX-304, Bastrop, Texas 78602 

Another popular spot that embraces the hype of being a horror movie filming location is the gas-station-barbecue-joint that was featured in the cult classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. “We Slaughter Barbecue” was once an abandoned, road-side gas station and after the hit film grossed over 30 million, entrepreneurs purchased the property and turned it into a horror-themed restaurant full of Leatherface memorabilia and other horror movie props. Those looking for the ultimate frightful experience can even stay in some spooktacular cabins out behind the station! So, come for the food and stay for the horror-ific experience.

Will you be making a trip to visit any of the above horror movie filming locations? Drop a comment below to let us know which ones you will be visiting. 

Your guide to the latest and greatest NECA horror action figures

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While there are so many frightening horror collectibles to assemble decoratively within your crypt, none are more bloodcurdling than a chilling display of horror action figures. Whether you’re a scary movie aficionado, a haunting horror gamer or part of the clan of simple folk who enjoy anything wildly dreadful, there’s something amid our online collection that’s bound to get your scare on. Since the compilation of otherworldly assemblages is vast and daunting, here are a few favored, horror collectibles in action figure form.

NECA Toony Terror Action Figures

Fill your shelves and your devilish hearts with a few 6” Toony Terrors action figures from NECA. Highlighting your favorite gruesome characters, these hair-raising keepsakes are wildly life-like in their design. The Michael Myers collectible is featured in his towering, ghoulish stance beholding his favored, ghastly butchers’ knife, while the realism of the Freddy Krueger collectible is just as horrifyingly awesome, with his piercing grin, vivid burn marks and grim knifed glove. All your beloved, sociopaths are up for grabs, including Pinhead, Leatherface, Chucky and Tiffany 2-pack, Jason Voorhees and Pennywise, in his 1990 or 2019 movie version. Simply can’t decide? We’re also offering NECA’s 4-pack of Toony Terror figures for a phenomenal price! Just keep in mind that these eerie-sistable dolls are all pre-orders and will be shipping on specific dates.

NECA 7” Scale Action Figures

When it comes to horror collectibles, none are more fearsome and frightful than those manufactured by NECA. So, if you’re looking for a unique action figure, you may want to browse the 7” to 12” scale action figure horror collectibles that are available for pre-order. Are you a fan of the King of Monsters? How about the leader of the Cenobites? To what degree does a paranormal doll get your heart pumping? There’s no need to hide your love for Godzilla, Pinhead or Annabelle because we’ve got some beguiling, horror collectibles that’ll ravish your innermost desires. Featuring window box packaging and the most authentic, movie details, these keepsakes will easily become the treasures of your dreadful collection. 

Which NECA relics will be joining your fearsome, horror collection? Drop a comment below to share with our readers.

Get your hands on some fang-tastic horror pre-orders

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Some people anticipate the lineup of scary movies waiting to brace the big screen, while others relish in the re-telling of ghost stories around an otherworldly campfire’s flame, however, for those ghouls who’re gruesomely dedicated to the horror genre, you may find yourself screaming with devil-light once you see which chilling horror collectibles are now available for pre-order. After all, how can you enjoy the frightful fun of the summer season when your demonic spirit is disheartened by the sweltering heat? Well, you can chill your bones with some thrilling anticipation by crossing out your calendar and counting down the startling days until you can hold your terrifying horror collectible in your arms. There isn’t an ounce of witchcraft in this announcement, just a simple revelation from your pals at Nightmare Toys! 

Two otherworldly Conjuring Universe collectibles

Initially releasing to horror fans in October of 2016, the film, The Crooked Man, turns an age-old nursery rhyme into a haunting curse that sets the stage to awaken a demonic monster. The Crooked Man first debuted in the prequel, The Conjuring 2, as a malicious spirit but wildly gained popularity encouraging its own spinoff. Though the historic poem pertained to religious and political freedoms for Scotland, the ghastly horror collectible takes on an image all its own. Preorder your very own Crooked Man action figure (available starting September 29, 2019).

Another fiercely beloved character from The Conjuring Universe is Annabelle, the demonic, porcelain doll that’s based on an allegedly possessed, real-life Raggedy Ann toy. Featuring three horror films and numerous collector’s items inspired by the ghastly poltergeist, there’s no arguing that this Annabelle keepsake should be the newest repulsive addition to your horror collection. Grab yourself your very own Annabelle doll, featuring every sculpted detail inspired directly from the movie prop. Preorder the one-to-one scale replica Annabelle from Trick or Treat Studios (available starting December 30, 2019).

One creep-tastic Stephen King keepsake

Tame your cold, black heart with a Pennywise doll that mimics the menacing state and maniacal grin of the apparition from the recent reboot movie. Whether you’re a Stephen King fan, a demonic doll fan or simply getting anxious waiting for IT: Chapter 2, this devilish shape-shifter comes completely outfitted and ready for your diabolical display. Preorder this eerie-sistable relic (available starting December 30, 2019)

One burnt serial killer souvenir

You can never own enough Freddy Krueger inspired merchandise, it’s an unwritten rule of horror collecting! So, let us present you with another psychopath to evade your horror collection. Featuring his sinister smirk and iconic striped sweater with razer glove, this undead horror collectible is what dreams are made of. You better start re-working your display case for when you preorder this spine-chilling doll (available starting November 29, 2019)

Which horror collectible will you be adding to your wish-list? Drop a comment below to share with our readers.

Can you arm each horror psycho with their iconic weapon?

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While the satanic personalities, chilling catchphrases and grim appearances of otherworldly horror villains make them alarmingly easy to pick out from a crowd, there’s also another creep-tastic characteristic that embodies their devilish darkness, the bloodcurdling weapons that they use. After all, horror lovers continue to binge-watch the classics in order to see all the gory kill scenes and to keep tabs on their favorite villain’s body count, but only the true fans of the genre will take note of their signature murder tools. So, let’s test your undying devotion to horror!

Jason Voorhees

No one really knows if this ghastly ghoul is a supernatural spirit, a demon-human hybrid or a malicious zombie, but fans love the mysterious franchise and continue to gather up horror collectibles just the same. That being said, while Jason’s frightening eyes are eerily always seen staring at his soon-to-be, lifeless victims through the eyeholes of a hockey face mask, he’s notably been made famous for his ruthless skillset that leads to the hacking, slashing and on some occasion’s decapitation of unruly teens at Camp Crystal. So, how good is your fandom really? What weapon of the macabre does he use?

Freddy Krueger

While a cackling serial killer who stalks your dreams sounds terrifying enough, evidently the mutilation of his burnt flesh is truly something nightmares are made of. So, although there are horror collectibles that attempt to mimic his appearance, the chilling story of Freddy Krueger has been really been made famous through his unique, undead abilities — like paralyzing and killing his victims while they’re in a deep sleep state. Bringing forth night terrors that are so alarming frightening, it’s rare that anybody escapes from his clutches. That being said, what weapon does Freddy use to scrape and slash his victims?

Leatherface

Notably, Leatherface is one of the few iconic killing sociopaths that lacks any pristine supernatural abilities. In fact, he’s just a maniac that lives in the boonies, making his facial expression masks out of the skin of his victims. Driven to kill out of fear rather than malice, you would think that this he would be a little more in touch with human emotion. Needless to say, you wouldn’t want to be caught dead when this villain decides that you’re a threat to him, his family or his livelihood. While there are some graphic horror collectibles and insanely iconic keepsakes that embellish this beloved villain, are you able to remember his favorite weapon of self-defense?

Alright! Drop a comment below to test your fate at the weapon guessing game.

What were the best horror movie franchises of all time?

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How do you determine what makes a horror movie franchise so successful? Certainly, box office numbers are a reasonable inclusion, but would you also consider the sheer cult following of the films? Would the number of sequels be a fair addition, or unfair because sometimes sequels never do the original franchise justice? Although there are many factors that need to be addressed in order to determine which horror franchises fans long for, the gruesome reality is that a successful horror movie should be based on one detrimental thing… the scarier the better!

Needless to say, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the top three bloodcurdling horror movie franchises are ones that emerged from the 70s and 80s and have since had multiple thrilling sequels.

#3: Nightmare on Elm Street

As a horror movie franchise that literally makes it impossible to fall asleep, or ever enter a dimly lit boiler room, it should come as no surprise that Wes Craven’s classic slasher made the list of top grossing horror franchises. Whether it’s because of the incredibly unique storyline behind the mysterious killings on Elm Street (one that has been changed to explain the depth of Freddy Krueger), or the enigma of the razor shape weaponry, this eerie-sistable horror movie franchise has earned a rightful place in our horror loving hearts. Needless to say, the series has been left open to ghoulish interpretation. What really happened to Freddy? How do his supernatural abilities expand into the realm of human dreams? Will directors be slashing the plot and eventually re-writing a new scripted tale? Only time will tell.

#2: Friday the 13th

Another cult classic that is fueled by a vengeful villain, Friday the 13th is everything horror fans want in a franchise — a devilish killer, lots of bloodcurdling screams and all the unanswered questions that makes us devour up horror movies. Featuring ten sequels since the original film in 1980, each more terrifying and gruesome than before, the hockey-masked Jason Voorhees has had no problems integrating his way into pop culture. After all, would it really be a dreadfully awesome Halloween party without someone dressed up as the slasher sociopath?

#1: Halloween

Especially after the alarming success of the latest addition to the Halloween franchise, it’s clear that fans of Michael Myers still want to peel back his many layers… and directors are fine with taking advantage of his fearsome story. This popular horror movie franchise consists of eleven films (spanning over a 40-year period), novels, comic books, insanely dead-icated merchandise and even a chilling video game. This supernatural bogeyman has always left us at the edge of our seats and personally, I feel that his ghostly shadow will be appearing on the big screens once again. After all, fans don’t seem to be getting tired of ruthless murders.   

With so many horror movie franchises to choose from, which one would be your favorite? Tell us in the comments section below.   

 

Fall in love with these spooky plushies

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The ominous shades of pumpkin orange and crimson red leaves are one of the true indications that autumn has taken over. Chilling breezes and light wind crack the whimsical branches of surrounding trees, leaving behind a skeletal-like structure. For horror-lovers, the foggy, dark evenings and cool, almost eerie temperatures make fall the most exciting season of the year. There is almost a feverish change in outdoor conditions, as trickling rain showers and bony, dead branches tap up against your window. Not only does this dreadfully delightful ambience set the mood, but it also gives you an excuse to snuggle up with your favorite horror plush character.  

Psycho killer horror plush characters

Ignore the curse of Crystal Lake and cuddle up with your very own hockey-masked, Jason Voorhees plush. Delicately stitched, soft and extra cute with large, bugged eyes on the lookout for future victims. Needless to say, if you prefer to profess your love to a more diabolical killer, perhaps a Pennywise plush would do the trick? Animatedly detailed to look like exactly like the 2017 version of IT, this silky plush embellishes the flaming orange hair, hypnotic yellow eyes and a little bit of blood oozing out from under his chin. Naturally, he is so extremely adorable, so you probably won’t mind him taking a bite out of your arm from time-to-time. Now, if the tapping from outside has a smooth enough rhythm to coast you into a deep-seated sleep, then be sure that your Freddy Krueger plush keeps his hands to himself. Although he appears to be soft and cuddly, this Nightmare on Elm Street collectible will haunt your dreams if you’re not careful.

Classic horror movie plush

In spite of the fact that all of the above psychotic killers are also from spooky classic films, the following horror plush characters offer an incredibly unique addition to your horror plush collection.

If you adore the green blobbed paranormal monster, the boo-tiful, iconic movie logo or the fluffiness of the notorious Marshmallow Man, then you’ll thoroughly enjoy a snuggle with all one or all three of your favorite Ghostbusters characters.

Maybe you prefer to decorate your bed with monster plush instead? Get your hands on a dreadfully cute Godzilla stuffy, an eerie green Gremlins Stripe plush or awaken Cthulhul from his death-like slumber for some extra snuggles.  

Which horror plush character do you plan to squeeze the life out of? Tell us in the comments section below.

Bring the darkness to your desk with these hair-raising horror must-haves

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Your desk at home or work is your area to represent your personality. While most people enjoy decorating this space with colorful calendars and family photos, you are more unique than most people. Why not show off who you truly are and cloak your cubicle with dreadfully awesome horror desk decor?

The Walking Dead Blood-Splattered Heat-Change Coffee Mug

It takes the ultimate dead-ication to represent your love for all things horror. Showcase that infatuation as you sip your morning coffee in this Walking Dead coffee mug. All the ghouls at the office will be jealous once it heats up and changes to a bloodcurdling mess. So sit back, stare off into your computer screen and try not to take a megaBITE out of this fearsome mug. Seriously… it’s not edible.  

Horror Series 1 Pop! Pen

If you’re not the type of person that spends their days clicking away at a keyboard, then maybe a frightening pen topper would be better suited for your line of work. Choose from your favorite creepy characters — Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, Chucky or Freddy Krueger — and slaughter your way through all your tiresome writing assignments.

Funko Pop! Disney: Nightmare Before Christmas – Sally

Who needs the pumpkin king when you can have patchwork Sally sitting on your desk? Relish in the details of Dr. Finklestein’s ragdoll creation and use your imagination to transport yourself to Halloween Town. If you fall asleep at work…don’t worry. Just blame it on Sally for slipping you some deadly nightshade.

Nightmare on Elm Street – Body Knocker – Freddy

Good thing summer is upon us. This gruesome Freddy body knocker is powered by solar energy! As the ultimate element to add to your horror desk decor, you can enjoy hours of spook-tacular shaking from side-to-side with your favorite nightmare lurking villain.

Which item will you be adding to your desk? Tell us about it in the comments section below.

4 thrilling facts about the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise

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It’s hard to believe that the last time we saw the haunting Freddy Krueger on the big screen was back in 2010. The fearsome reboot movie that was supposed to bring new life into an already aging franchise did the exact opposite. As most fans know, although the movie was critically panned, Freddy has been laid to rest ever since. Despite the lack of recent success, the original 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street remains a classic, frightful film among avid horror movie goers. Needless to say how big of a fan are you? Why are you screaming?

The prequel that never happened

Since it never happened, you shouldn’t feel bad about not knowing about it. Naturally, there were plans for a prequel to the original A Nightmare on Elm Street. A script was posted for auction on eBay containing an unreleased story in the Nightmare franchise in which Freddy Krueger is a pawn in the murder of children. John Saxton, the actor who played Nancy’s father in the original movie, wrote a story called How The Nightmare On Elm Street All Began. It was set in 1969 and has a major plot twist, Freddy Krueger was framed by Charles Manson.

It was based on true events

Director of the original film, Wes Craven, came up with the idea for the franchise after reading several newspaper articles printed in the LA Times. The articles were about a group of Cambodian refugees escaping the reign of the Pol Pot régime. The group fled to America and within a year three of the men allegedly died in their dreams.

There were four endings to choose from  

And Freddy would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for meddling creative differences! Craven wanted his first film to stand alone. He originally wanted a happy ending with Nancy putting a stop to Krueger, but film producer Robert Shaye had other plans. He wanted to create an open ending and ultimately a total of four open endings were filmed.

Freddy was hardly in the movie at all

For a spooktacular film that was about a burnt sociopath, Freddy Krueger was only present on screen for less than seven minutes.

Do you know any other behind the scenes extras? Be sure to let us know in the comment section below.