DID YOU KNOW?
1. The bike that Dan rides when he is attacked is a Yamaha V-Max 1200.
2. The "Freddybike" has a license plate that can be seen for a few seconds and says "FREDDY". It's a California tag.
3. When Alice wakes up from her nightmare in the asylum, and Robert Englund appears beside her in bed and pins her down, originally he says, "There's no such thing as safe sex". However, this line was cut from the film.
4. The graduation sequence was cut down significantly to speed up the pace of the film. As a result, there are several continuity errors. Among the cut footage was Dan's graduation speech, dialogue between Greta and Racine, a rap between Yvonne, Alice, and Greta, additional dialogue about parents and future plans, and a scene in which Alice's father gives her a camera she had been saving up for as a graduation present before she went to Paris (if you watch closely, you can see Alice hand her father a camera before they go to take the group picture).
5. "School's out, Krueger!" was a replacement line when the actor, Whitby Hertford, who was a minor at the time, wasn't permitted to say "Fuck you, Krueger!".
6. Virtually nothing of the original screenplay by John Skipp and Craig Spector made it into the film (according to Skipp, only the phrase "It's a Boy" was retained). Meanwhile, only half of Leslie Bohem's treatment was kept. William Wisher Jr. and David J. Schow did further rewrites, and the final screenplay was put together just days before shooting by Michael De Luca.
7. The famous song is changed. Original: One, two, Freddy's coming for you. Three, four, better lock your door. Five, six, grab your crucifix. Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. Nine, ten, never sleep again. Edited: One, two, Freddy's coming for you. Three, four, better lock your door. Five, six, grab your crucifix. Seven, eight, better stay up late. Nine, ten, he's back again.
8. Director Stephen Hopkins was given just four weeks to shoot and four more weeks to edit the film. This meant that he had to shoot on one stage while the crew dressed the other, so they could shoot almost continually. After he made it, the studio was so impressed that he was given the task of directing 'Predator 2'.
9. When Alice and Mark look through the pile of newspapers, for a moment, the camera is set on an article regarding Amanda Krueger’s death. In this article, Robert Shaye (Producer and New Line CEO) is quoted as he says: "She was a victim of the evil within us all. I hope she will know peace in the life hereafter".
10. Both horror author Stephen King and comic book writer Frank Miller were offered the job of writing and directing this movie, but both declined.
11. During the sequence in which the nun (Amanda) is raped by the criminally insane, Robert Englund is wandering around in the background without his Freddy makeup, including one shot in which the camera lingers on him for a few seconds.
12. On the door to Dr. Moore's office, just below his name, the name "Dr. Talalay" can be seen. This is a reference to Rachel Talalay, who had been involved with the series since the beginning in various capacities, most notably as a producer and for directing 'Freddy's Dead' (1991).
13. Unlike the previous films, this film's main titles do not display the digit "5", just "A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child".
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