A VISIT FROM MOM (3:08)
1. There was originally more of a backstory on Maggie before she arrived at the clinic in the morning. There were shots of various photos of her in an open album, along with several books on psychology. There was also a sympathy card for the loss of her father, which we all know now is her stepfather. She also dreams about playing tag with her father (which we later learn is Freddy), before waking up to a birthday visit from her mother. She rolls over in bed and says, "God save me from mothers and birthdays" before finally answering the door. Her mother, played by Priscilla Pointer (Dr. Simms from 'Dream Warriors'), brings her a cake and tells her she's "never too old for surprises". They then have a discussion about the shelter, and how Maggie will never "meet someone nice" if she keeps spending so much time there. She quickly shows her out, but thanks her for remembering her birthday.
THE BACK ALLEY (0:14)
2. When John first arrives in Springwood, he encounters some homeless people in a back alley before finally making his way to the shelter. In this version, he was never found and picked up by the police, and the music used in the background was Bon Jovi's 'Lay Your Hands On Me'. This scene was originally placed after Maggie's mother showed up at her house in the morning.
WAKE-UP CALL (0:46)
3. During John's first dream at the shelter, he follows the little girl into the padded cell, he runs into other versions of himself besides the one that says, "Free me, you idiot, I'm your f*cking memory!" There are also a bound and gagged version, another straightjacketed version that had a leather mask over his face, and one of him in the electric chair. After that, he runs into Freddy, who is also in the room holding an alarm clock, and tells him, "This is your wake up call, sonny boy!" The alarm goes off, John screams, and wakes up.
TRACY AND DOC (1:41)
4. There was a scene cut that showed Tracy training with Doc, and Tracy wanting to spar with him. Doc tells her to control her emotions, and that her "body is getting better but your mind needs work". Doc then takes her down and tries to explain to her the importance of navigating her dreams. At that point, John is shown in the office, and when he falls asleep, several light bulbs explode, and Tracy manages to get a shot in at Doc. She celebrates prematurely, and Doc tells her they will pick it up later. John is then shown laughing at the light bulb (now intact) above him.
DIFFERENT WAY TO LOOK AT THINGS (0:23)
5. In the scene where Maggie is in Doc's office, there was additional dialogue that was cut. Maggie tells Doc that he is "not being paid to be a dream doctor". Doc fires back with "I'm barely being paid". At that point, Maggie grabs a pair of 3-D glasses nearby and asks, "What are these?" Doc replies, "A different way to look at things...the kids have to see their problems before they can face them". They then turn their attention to the poster of the dream demons, and the rest of the scene plays out how it did theatrically.
SQUADRON OF PSYCHIATRISTS (0:37)
6. During the scene where Maggie is trying to convince John to go back to Springwood, there was a bit of extended dialogue cut. Maggie tells John, "this town needs a squadron of psychiatrists".
IT'S NOT VERY PRETTY (0:13)
7. There was additional dialogue in the scene where Tracy and Spencer argue about him smoking weed in the van. Tracy threatens to 'relax' Spencer with her two fingers. At that point, Carlos chimes in and adds, "I've seen her do it, it's not very pretty". Spencer, undeterred, shrugs it off, saying, "You need to get laid".
CARLOS AND THE MAP (0:18)
8. There was an alternate take of the scene where Carlos is flipping through the map. Instead of saying, 'You're F*cked', it says 'You're Screwed' instead. This was restored for TV versions of the film.
DOC FADES IN AND OUT (0:05)
9. Originally, at the end of Freddy and Doc's fight, Doc fades in and out of the dream realm, as Freddy stands there baffled. This was changed to Doc just completely coming out of the dream instead.
FINGER LICKIN' GOOD (0:15)
10. During Carlos' death scene, there was an extended sequence that showed Freddy removing the needle from his finger, then licking the blood that comes out of it. This was before he dropped the pin down to Carlos, whose super hearing in the dream was affected by it.
CARLOS LOSES HIS SOUL (0:10)
11. In a clip that was in the film's trailer but removed from the final print, Carlos is shown losing his soul after he dies, and Freddy absorbs it. Tracy can be heard calling for him in the background.
GAME OVER, GAME BOY! (0:24)
12. During Spencer's death scene, when Tracy and John show up and interrupt Freddy's game, there was an alternate take filmed where Freddy says, "Hey, you forgot the remote!" He then kills Spencer and takes his soul, and after absorbing it, says, "Game over...Game Boy!"
KICKED WHERE IT COUNTS (0:15)
13. When Freddy and Tracy initially square off, she kicks him below the waist, and Freddy grimaces in pain, then gets a wicked scowl on his face. Tracy is then woke up by Maggie just as he swings his claw at her.
SPRINGWOOD TOWN FAIR 1 (0:27)
14. The scene at the Springwood Town Fair originally ran longer. While looking around, John notices that all of the carnies and townsfolk run away from him and avoid him. After that, Spencer is shown in a phone booth attempting to make the call to Kelly, as Maggie ordered.
SPRINGWOOD TOWN FAIR 2 (0:34)
15. In an extended scene at the Springwood Town Fair, once the bell tower rings, all the townsfolk scatter, with one carny inhaling the helium from balloons, and a man (played by Tom Arnold) then confronts John, yelling, "You said you were getting out...but you brung back more!"
I REMEMBER WHO THIS IS (0:13)
16. During the scene where John and Maggie see the chalk sketch of Freddy, instead of silence, there was originally some dialogue where John says, "I remember who this is...it's Freddy Krueger...now I know why there are no kids in this town...he killed them all".
UNSTABLE STATUS QUO (0:37)
17. During the scene at the schoolhouse, there was originally an extended dialogue. After John says, "Freddy happened here", Maggie, looking at the growing list of missing children, asks him, "I thought you told me he was dead by the time this started?" At that point, the teacher interrupts and explains that Freddy's child was taken away and put into the town orphanage, "adding a critical variable to an already unstable status quo".
QUIT YAWNING (0:17)
18. Originally inserted into the longer version of the van driving in circles was a small bit of dialogue where Spencer yawns and Tracy complains and tells him to "quit yawning, you're making me tired".
DRIVING IN CIRCLES (0:24)
19. There were originally extended shots of the van driving around in circles, to further emphasize the fact that Tracy, Spencer, and Carlos could not get out of town. These were shown with another piece of music in the background, not included on the soundtrack. At this point, it is unknown what song that was.
THIS IS KRUEGER'S HOUSE (0:51)
20. While searching for Carlos and Spencer, Maggie originally finds herself in the Krueger basement. There, she found a handle in the wall, which opens into Freddy's workshop, exposing various weapons, articles, and pictures of children Freddy killed in the past. At that point, realizing where she was, Maggie says, "This is Krueger's house".
IT'S NOT A BOY (0:13)
21. In a slight variation of the office scene, Maggie keeps hearing John's voice in her head, accompanied by a mysterious shadowy figure (John) approaching her desk, saying, "It's not a boy!" repeatedly, deeper in tone each time it repeats.
NOT YOUR FAULT (1:01)
22. When Maggie and Tracy return to the shelter after John's death, there was a brief conversation between the two. Not sure what to do, Tracy asks her what they are supposed to say to explain the disappearances of Carlos, Spencer and John. Maggie tells her that they should say they ran away, anything else and they will "lock us up". Tracy tries to reassure her that whatever happened was not her fault. Maggie says she needs time to think, and Tracy exits the van and goes inside the shelter.
GLASSES CUE (0:07)
23. There was originally a scene filmed where Maggie looks directly at the camera and says, "Now!", giving the audience the cue to put their 3-D glasses on for the remaining part of the film. It was removed for being a tad bit too silly.
WHAT ABOUT MY DREAMS? (0:26)
24. Originally, Maggie, unable to find a way inside Freddy's head, runs around the main corridor and yells, "What about my dreams?" and "What don't you want me to see?" She then finds a trap door and ends up in the basement, near Freddy's workshop.
I NEEDED YOU (0:05)
25. In a slight variation of the scene where Maggie confronts Freddy (who is tricking her by appearing without the burn makeup), he tries to convince her everything wasn't his fault. Maggie responds by saying, "I needed you". Freddy, holding his claw behind his back, says, "I knew you'd believe me".
LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER (0:28)
26. In the scene where Maggie puts on the glove, there were additional shots of her examining the glove as she puts it on and her flexing her hand with it on. Freddy then says, "Come on, let your daddy show you how to use it". Maggie then puts the glove behind her back, only to pull it back out and point it toward Freddy, saying, "Like father, like daughter!"
ALTERNATE ENDING #1- HIGH-FIVE (0:13)
27. At the very end of the film, Maggie, Doc and Tracy exchange a high-five as she says, "Freddy's dead!". There were two different versions of this, one in the workprint of the film, and the other in the German version of the film, where the camera freezes on the high-five and then fades to black as Iggy Pop's song "Why Was I Born" starts playing. It was omitted entirely from the U.S. theatrical release, and has not been restored in subsequent DVD or Blu-Ray editions.
ALTERNATE ENDING #2- ALICE AND JACOB
28. Although never actually filmed, three other endings were considered. One of those saw the return of Alice and Jacob Johnson, coming back one last time to take their ultimate revenge on Freddy.
ALTERNATE ENDING #3- THE DREAM WARRIORS
29. Another ending that wasn't shot would have featured the return of 'Dream Warriors' Taryn, Kincaid and Joey, who appear at the end of the film to help Maggie and drag Freddy back into the depths of the hell.
ALTERNATE ENDING #4- JASON STEALS FREDDY'S GLOVE
30. One last ending considered saw the crossover of Jason Voorhees from 'Friday The 13th', who would have emerged from hell and stole Freddy's glove, setting up the 'Freddy Vs. Jason' film that didn't come until 2003. Ironically, it was Freddy who would go on to steal Jason's mask in 1993's 'Jason Goes To Hell' to set up the iconic battle of the two biggest horror titans.
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