The Behind The Scenes Story Of, ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’

So I don’t know how much you guys actually know about what happened to inspire Wes Craven (Scream) to create his most iconic series of all time…

But before I continue, for those of you who have not heard about, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984). This movie tells the story of a man who comes in to a group of suburban teenagers dreams and kills them in there dreams so that they die in real life.

It is a truly fantastic horror movie… But this movie was actually based to some extent on refugees from the Khmer Rouge situation back in the 1970s or 80s or so, who would go to sleep and when they woke up, would complain about people in their dreams that scared them so bad that they were afraid they might die.

Well when sleeping deaths did start occuring amongst this population, Wes Craven saw the newspaper article about it… And such is life!

But you know what please enjoy this whole story!