Friday, July 31, 2009

Freddy In Tina's Nightmare

The following photo is from the book Screams & Nightmares: The Films of Wes Craven. It features Robert Englund wearing a stunt glove on top of Amanda Wyss's stunt double. This may be a photo of an used shot which, unlike in the film, shows Freddy in Tina's bedroom. There's unused footage of him in Tina's room featured on the infinifilm DVD release of A Nightmare On Elm Street.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fangoria Magazine issue #44

The following photos are from Fangoria Magazine issue #44 from 1985, some of which I hadn't seen before getting this issue from ebay. The first two are detailed views of special effects artist David Miller's prosthetics applied to Robert Englund. The third is a test bust created during the design process that featured white translucent skin through with you could the facial structure underneath. The third is David Miller applying a prosthetic piece to Robert Englund's face. The final picture is a rarely seen production still and my favorite out of this issue. Click on photos to see them full-size.

Grainy Photo From Japanese Program

This is a scan from the Japanese program for A Nightmare On Elm Street. There were quite a few production stills taken of this shot in the film where freddy slices his chest open, but I think this is one of the rarer ones. Click image for full-size.

Two Black and White Photos

These photos are both from the book The Nightmare On Elm Street Companion. The first is a behind the scenes shot of Robert Englund in full Freddy costume and makeup with director/writer Wes Craven in the rotatable room set used for Tina's death scene. The second is a closeup of Robert Englund wearing a stunt glove. There was only one "hero" glove built for A Nightmare On Elm Street, and stunt gloves like the one pictured were used for filming scenes when the full copper and steel hero glove could have been damaged or when it would be dangerous to use around the actors. Click images for full-size.