Factual error: This film begins with a foreboding quote attributed to Edgar Allen Poe: "Sleep. Those little slices of death. How I loathe them." Problem is, Poe never wrote any such thing (and neither did Henry Wadsworth Longfellow), despite decades of misquotes and misattributions across the Internet. So, where did the quote actually originate? The answer is Walter Reisch, lead screenwriter on the 1959 film "Journey to the Center of the Earth." In Reisch's screenplay, the antagonist Count Arne Saknussemm is urged to get some rest, to which he memorably replies, "I don't sleep. I hate those little slices of death."
Trivia: One of the best bargains that they got on an effect was when Kristen enters the nightmare house and sees a roasted pig that starts barking at her. The special effects guys were coming up with $300,000 estimates for how much a prosthetic pig would cost to build and animate; they could not afford that. Finally they got 2 REAL roasted pigs. One was decorated to look like it was ready to eat, and the other was made to look demonic. A crew member, who lost a coin toss, got under the table and stick his hand up into this dead pig to make it work. Glad it wasn't me...
Question: I saw this movie for the first time in years the other night, and I did not remember that Nancy was killed in this one. Is this the last nightmare film that she was in (other than the one where Freddy came to the real world and everybody played real names)?
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