How’s this for a wet dream? Halloween is just around the corner and with the recent passing of Wes Craven it was time for us to take a look at the one major ’80s slasher franchise we still had not yet covered: A Nightmare on Elm Street. We did our best to avoid falling asleep through all six of the original Elm Street films plus Wes Craven’s New Nightmare and the ultimate horror villain match-up Freddy vs. Jason. Our spirited discussion broaches plenty of topics including the origin of Freddy’s glove, the gay subtext in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, our favourite Freddy one-liners, and of course, the fairly inconsistent rules of the dream world. So is the A Nightmare on Elm Street theme truly iconic or is it just forgettable? Is the meta New Nightmare a work of genius or is it a cheap rip-off of The Exorcist? Which Film Junk member once dressed up as Freddy Krueger for Halloween? Lend us your ear and download this month’s premium podcast below.
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