A Nightmare on Elm Street

Continuity mistake: When Nancy is in the boiler room towards the end of the movie, Freddy suddenly jumps out and scares her. In this shot Freddy is wearing his hat. Earlier in the movie Nancy took the hat from him. After the shot where Freddy jumps out at her with his hat on, the next scene shows him chasing her down a staircase without his hat. (01:20:09)

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Visible crew/equipment: Right at the end of the film, when Nancy's mother is pulled through the front door window by Freddy, you can easily tell it's a dummy. (01:25:10)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Nancy and her mother take off with the car after talking to Nancy's father, you can see the camera man, the boom microphone, and the whole film crew reflected in the back of the car. (00:45:25)


Audio problem: Nancy is watching 'The Evil Dead' in order to stay awake, but the audio of the film heard doesn't match with what scene is playing on the TV. (00:33:10)

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Factual error: When Glen and Nancy are talking on the bridge, you can see huge palm trees in the background. Though this was filmed in California (hence visible palm trees at the cemetery), the fictional Springwood is supposed to be in Ohio - they show the location of Springwood on a map at the start of 'Freddy's Dead, the Final Nightmare', and there's no other conflicting in-universe location given within the series. So it's established as Ohio, but there are no palm trees in Ohio. Other California "hints" add to the mistake, such as CA license plates, etc. (00:01:00 - 00:43:22)

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Suggested correction: I hate to say this, and I'm only submitting this as a correction so it's up top, but I have a question for Jon Sandys the site owner: Is there any way this mistake can be locked off somehow from corrections for a while, even if just for a few days? It's clear this person is not going to stop trying to correct this mistake with flimsy logic. It's just getting laughable at this point. Just about every time I log on to see new updates, they're back arguing and trying to correct it again. (I submitted a word change to try and calm the issue, but I don't know if that will help).


This is now done - entries and comments can be locked from any replies and/or wording changes, with this being the inaugural entry! Fingers crossed that stops any similar trolls from wasting much of our/their time. I'll delete this thread in due course.

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Sucks that you had to go through so much trouble, but hopefully it'll resolve these issues quicker if it happens again. It was almost amusing at first when he was just being an obsessive fanboy, but when he refused to stop and then started in with the homophobia and trolling and whatnot, it went way too far.


I'm working on it! It's surprisingly tricky to nail down all the impacts of locking something, but this obsessive person has made it a priority. I might try a jury rigged solution ASAP because this person clearly won't stop and is circumventing other ways I've got of banning them.

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This is also why I don't think corrections should be allowed by unregistered users. At least when unregistered users submit mistakes, trivia, and questions, they're not posted immediately. Which is also why so many mistakes are posted as answers by unregistered users.


Continuity mistake: When Johnny Depp is talking on the phone with Heather, he lifts his bedroom's curtain in order to see her (since they live right across the street), pushing it up to his right. But when they hang up, he pulls the curtain back from his left. (00:59:10 - 01:00:50)

Deliberate mistake: As Nancy and her Mum are leaving Rod's funeral, you can see the shot of them leaving the funeral has been sped up. Watch the Volvo "jerk" as it pulls away as the speed is rapidly increased.

Continuity mistake: When Glenn is in Nancy's room to wake her up, she awakes from the nightmare, her mother comes to the door and Glenn goes out the window. Nancy shuts the window behind him. After her mother leaves, the window is open. (00:40:50)

Continuity mistake: When Nancy gets out the bath, and after her mother leaves, she locks the door then leans back on the sink. Between a wideshot and following closeup, as she leans back, the way her towel and bathrobe are positioned (around her neck) changes. Also, into the wideshot she crosses her arms yet it the closeup her left hand is up by her shoulder. (00:32:45)

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Revealing mistake: When Nancy is running upstairs, and struggling in the goop holes, we see a shot of Freddy smash his arm through the small door window. If you play in slow-motion, you can see a large pre-made crack in the window to make it easier for him to smash, which WASN'T there when Nancy ran through... (00:39:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Nancy is in class, the teacher walks around the room and we get a good look of everyone in their seats. Then she asks one student to read in front of the class. But the student who gets up and reads wasn't who was sitting there in the previous shot. He is a different person, and is also wearing different clothes. (00:22:15 - 00:23:00)

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Revealing mistake: Towards the end, when Nancy sets Freddy on fire, you can see the asbestos suit Freddy is wearing to prevent himself from getting burned. It makes his body blatantly fatter, and his mask has obviously been stretched to fit over the suit's head. (01:19:50)

Continuity mistake: In the bath scene, Nancy is falling asleep and is awoken by her mother then starts falling back to sleep and her inflatable pillow is roughly 8 inches above her head. When the shot changes to face her, the pillow is now below her head.

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Continuity mistake: In one scene Nancy's mother is pouring herself a drink, then Nancy enters the room and she switches off the TV. Then Nancy and her mother start talking about going to school, and behind Nancy's mother on the worktop, a white alcohol bottle can be seen. But after their conversation when Nancy leaves, the bottle of alcohol is gone. (00:19:40 - 00:20:30)

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Continuity mistake: Freddy tears open Tina's shirt. When she's being dragged up the wall, its buttoned back up. (00:17:20)

Continuity mistake: When Nancy is by the door, listening to the racket going on whilst Tina's being killed, her boyfriend sneaks up on her, and she says "Oh my God. You scared me." and she grabs her cheek with her hand, and starts to brush her forehead. But in the consecutive shot her hand's down by the wall. (00:17:20)

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Continuity mistake: After Nancy gets out the bath, the big mirror goes from having slight condensation on it, to being covered in condensation between shots. (00:32:40)

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Continuity mistake: When the cross falls off of the wall, Nancy rolls over in her bed and stretches her left arm to get it, with her right arm under the covers. Then as the shot changes, Nancy's right arm is resting on the pillow, by her head. (00:11:45)

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Continuity mistake: Glen is tackled by Rod in the back yard of Tina's house. When he gets up, a grass stain is on the back of his vest, but it's gone when he kisses Nancy. (00:09:55)

Continuity mistake: Just before Nancy goes into her final confrontational dream she sets the countdown on her wristwatch. The closeups are of a chunky watch with a thick strap, but in the long shots she is wearing a dainty pink ladies watch.

Nancy Thompson: I grab the guy in my dream. You see me struggling so you wake me up. We both come out, you whack the fucker and we got him.
Glen Lantz: Are you crazy? Hit him with what?
Nancy Thompson: You're the jock. You have a baseball bat or something.

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Trivia: When Johnny Depp is asleep in his room (just before he gets killed) with the T.V. on. The television says, "It is now 12 midnight and this is station KRGR leaving the air." KRGR is Krueger without the vowels. (01:08:10)

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Question: Why did Freddy's voice change? At the start of the film when he was chasing Tina, he said, "This is god," but throughout the rest of the film (and the series of the films) his voice went deeper. You have to kind of listen carefully throughout the film to know what I'm talking about.

Answer: The scene you are referring to is a dream sequence. In dreams everything is different and how they change throughout the movie is no mistake.


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