EXT. ELM STREET - DAY
MEAGAN is coming down the sidewalk in slow motion.
Her dress and long hair blow slightly in the breeze.
The SOUND of CHILDREN CHANTING increases.
One... two... Freddy's coming for
On "you" there is a RUMBLE and a flash -- like quick
lightning only evil. (Choice flashes from Nightmare on
Elm Street 1 & 2).
Meagan turns at 1665. A beautiful white, two-story
house, thick with lush green foliage. Several beautiful
children, all dressed in bright white, play hopscotch
and jumprope on the front walk.
Three... four... better lock your
Close on a little girl's foot coming down on the number
"4" drawn on concrete.
Another RUMBLE and flash -- longer, LOUDER. (Flashes
from Nightmare 3 & 4).
Meagan continues up the walk, the wind is blowing a
little harder now. The trees are brown, the leaves
Moving up the walk, closer to the house... only now
it's a little darker, needs some paint. On the front
porch, a LITTLE GIRL rides a tricycle.
RUMBLE. Flash. (Nightmare 5 and Freddy's Dead).
...grab your crucifix.. ix.. ix..
The "ix" echoes away, becoming the faint "Ka ka ka"
we all recognize as Jason's theme. Meagan turns to
find that the children in the yard have vanished. It's
The trees are dead, the grass is gone, and the horizon
stretches off into utter nothingness. Meagan turns
back to the little girl.
But the little girl has gone. Only the tricycle
remains. It circles once, the front door CREAKS open,
and the empty tricycle peddles inside. Meagan follows
it into the...
INT. HOUSE ON ELM STREET - CONTINUOUS ACTION
Meagan enters the house slowly, watching as the tri-
cycle rides off down a creepy hallway and disappears.
Then the front door blows shut behind Meagan. She
tries to open it -- locked.
Then faint VOICES cause Meagan to pause. She listens,
trying to make out the low murmur. Then a little girl's
GIGGLE. Meagan recognizes it as her sister's.
Meagan moves up the stairs, going down the hall...
following the voices (we recognize the other voice as
belonging to Freddy). Meagan enters a door at the
end of the hallway, moving into...
INT. LIZZY'S ROOM (NIGHTMARE) - CONTINOUS ACTION
On the floor, near her bed, is Meagan's thirteen year
old sister -- LIZZY. Slow for her age, Lizzy sits and
draws with crayons.
Lizzy. What are you doing here?
Playing with my friend.
Meagan looks at the drawings -- childlike renderings
He lives under the bed.
Meagan slowly gets to her knees and takes a peek under
Suddenly, a doll-sized Freddy scurries out from under
the bed, flashing past Meagan's face and running out
the door. Meagan yelps and touches her face -- five
tiny slash marks on her cheek. Lizzy clucks.
You scared him...
Meagan looks out the door, incredulous.
I scared him?
But when Meagan looks back, Lizzy is gone.
Lizzy echoes away as Meagan finds herself standing
INT. NIGHTMARE CHAPEL - CONTINUOUS ACTION
The tiny Freddy dashes from the pews and jumps into
a casket at the altar, slamming the lid shut. Meagan
goes to the casket and carefully opens the lid. Inside
-- a rotting corpse with worms and maggots crawling
all over it. Meagan screams and slams the lid back
The casket starts to move -- THUMP! THUMP! THUMP!
Then it stops. Tentatively, Meagan opens the lid again.