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15 Things You Might Not Know About ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’

Even though Freddy Krueger is the main villain in A Nightmare on Elm Street and one of the most iconic horror villains of all time, he’s actually only in the original movie for less than seven minutes. That’s just one of the many facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which dreams a little dream about the original A Nightmare on Elm Street.

A Nightmare on Elm Street is partially notable for being Johnny Depp’s first role in a movie. Depp went to the audition in 1983 with his friend and fellow actor Jackie Earle Haley. Depp got the part and Haley didn’t, but about 25 years later, Haley was cast in the Nightmare on Elm Street remake as the new Freddy Krueger.

“You Think You Know Movies?” is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Star Wars, The Avengers, and Spider-Man, but now, it’s time to travel stay awake with A Nightmare on Elm Street!

Watch more installments of ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ below and let us know what movies we should cover next.

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