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Nightmare births dreams
scarehuman from Florida, USA
18 July 2004
Simply put, The Making of 'Nightmare on Elm Street IV' changed my life.
It wasn't a seminar, a motivational speaker, or even a self-help book
that helped guide me toward my future dreams, but rather a wiry
dreamstalker in a ratty sweater and clawed glove and the special about
Most everyone reading this review is familiar of the goings on of
Freddy Krueger, resident of nightmares on Elm Street. Suffice it to
say, as a young child I found him quite terrifying, and was plagued
myself with horrendous nightmares about him. My parents, bewildered,
found out about this humble TV special and decided to have me watch it.
Their thought, and a logical one at that, is that when I saw for myself
that it was all make-believe that I would lose my fear of Freddy.
That did...to an extent...happen, but something as well that my folks
simply didn't foresee. This was the first time I had seen how a movie
was made, more importantly the special effects of them. I was bedazzled
by everything I saw, and that day I was first inspired to follow suite.
Now I am an adult, and looking back I am grateful for this special. I
have dedicated years of study to film making and special effects. I am
even working on a Nightmare on Elm Street fan production. My hopes are
to one day go to film school myself, and then branch out into directing
my own productions. Maybe, just maybe, the day will come that my work
will inspire a child just as this modest promotional tool inspired me.
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