A Nightmare on Elm Street

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)


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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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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)

Visible crew/equipment: When Glen walks through Tina's backyard to investigate the noise, right after the bushes rustle when he says "Kitty kitty," the camera progresses forward, and the leg of a crew member is visible for a second at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. (00:08:50)


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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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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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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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: 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.

Audio problem: When Nancy wakes up from her dream at the Dream Clinic, the doctor tries to give her a shot and you hear the nurse say "This will help you sleep", but the nurse's mouth is closed.

John, Kid in Classroom: Oh, God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.

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Question: I just saw this movie for the first time and I have three questions for it. First, is Freddy supposed to be a ghost or something or did he not really die? Second, how was Nancy able to bring his hat back after her dream? Third, what was with the ending and Nancy's mom? Was it a dream or real?

Answer: 1. Freddy is the ghost of a child killer, he is very difficult to be rid of. He did not die at the end of this film. 2. It is possible to bring items and even people in and out of the dream world. Although it is never explained in detail how. 3. It was a dream, but as seen in the film, that's not a good thing.


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