In an exercise that celebrates “the spaces between the story” the YouTubers at Hungry Creature Productions took A Nightmare on Elm Street and edited out all of the characters. What remains is surprisingly captivating–and still, really damn scary! Check it out for yourself below!
I went through every single shot of A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and removed all the footage of characters. What’s left is a tribute to the spaces between the story!
A Nightmare on Elm Street, directed by Wes Craven, was released in 1984 and launched one of the most successful horror franchises of the 20th Century. The film introduced Freddy Krueger (played by Robert Englund) who remains one of horror’s most iconic villains. If it’s been a while, revisit the trailer and synopsis for the original A Nightmare on Elm Street below.
In Wes Craven’s classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends’ parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it’s too late?
Are you a fan of A Nightmare on Elm Street? What do you think of Hungry Creature Productions’ tribute to “the spaces between the story”? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.