Do you know how your favorite movies came to be? A lot goes into making a film, but audiences aren’t usually aware of the creative process that leads to the entertaining final product. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering “where’d they get the idea for this?” while you’re watching a movie, then this is a gallery you can’t miss. We’ll learn where the inspiration for some big films came from and get a few fun behind-the-scenes facts too.
You’ll be touched by the real-life story behind one of the most famous alien movies ever made…
One, Two, Freddy’s Coming For You
Many people who grew up during the 1980s recall being terrified by the slasher classic A Nightmare on Elm Street. In the movie, some teenagers experience horrifying dreams in which they are hunted down and murdered by the disfigured villain Freddy Krueger. When the kids are killed in their dreams, they also die in real life.
Creator Wes Craven based Nightmare on real-life events that he’d read about in the newspaper. In 1981, the New York Times reported that 18 refugees from southeastern Asia had died in their sleep. One of the top theories investigators explored was that the victims had been “frightened to death by nightmares.” Also terrifying is that the Freddy Krueger character was based on an old man in Craven’s childhood neighborhood. Sweet dreams tonight!