Nightmare on Elm Street III is one of my favorite horror movies, and I love this spooky behind-the-scenes image with Freddy, Patricia Arquette and a decapitated prop head.
“I’d read an article in the L.A. Times about a family who had escaped the Killing Fields in Cambodia and managed to get to the U.S. Things were fine, and then suddenly the young son was having very disturbing nightmares. He told his parents he was afraid that if he slept, the thing chasing him would get him, so he tried to stay awake for days at a time. When he finally fell asleep, his parents thought this crisis was over. Then they heard screams in the middle of the night. By the time they got to him, he was dead. He died in the middle of a nightmare. Here was a youngster having a vision of a horror that everyone older was denying. That became the central line of Nightmare on Elm Street.”
– Wes Craven, from Freddy Lives: An Oral History of A Nightmare on Elm Street
One of my all-time favourites.
I do love me a Freddy Krueger kill!