The Creepy True Story Behind ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’

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Of all the horror movies to be based on a true story, A Nightmare on Elm Street seems like an unlikely candidate. The film follows main character Nancy Thompson as she and her high school friends discover a murderous mad man named Freddy Kreuger haunts their dreams.

The teens are gaslit by their parents who insist that these are only bad dreams and no one can be hurt by a bad dream. Even so, as the kids in town are violently murdered in their sleep, the truth about Freddy Krueger eventually comes out. It turns out, the adults in town know exactly who this mysterious dream villain was. Years ago, Krueger was an ordinary man who was discovered to be responsible for child murders in town but was not convicted of any crime due to a technicality. The town’s parents then gathered and murdered Freddy Krueger in order to protect their children and enact…

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