Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

Synopsis: Reality and fantasy meet in unsettling ways in this installment of the long-running horror series, which finds director Wes Craven and actors Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund all portraying themselves. As Heather (Heather Langenkamp) considers making another film with Craven, her son, Dylan (Miko Hughes), falls under the spell of the iconic disfigured villain Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). Eventually, Langenkamp must confront Freddy's demonic spirit to save the soul of Dylan.
Year:
1994
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FADE IN:

INT. BOILER ROOM

DEEP, GRIM MUSIC in ULTRA-STEREO, SUPERSATURATED COLORS,

CAMERA MOVES SLICK AND OMINOUS, as we BEGIN A SERIES OF CLOSE

SHOTS OF GRIMY HANDS. BUILDING --

A STEEL HAND, shining dully in the dark shadows of a filthy

boiler room - being assembled slowly over --

METAL FINGERS -- COMPOSITE SINEW -- the SPARK of hammer on

metal -- then -- the thing suddenly flexes as if alive --

CLOSE ON REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE -- clean hands manipulating

levers --

THE STEEL HAND -- forms into a heavy fist -- thumps on table -

- then the GRIMY HANDS of the CREATOR thrust in again --

begin affixing long, shining blades to the end of the steel

fingers --

CLOSER ON BLADES -- gleaming, dangerously long.

CUTAWAYS TO FURNACES -- belching FIRE and SMOKE.

STEAM PIPES -- hissing and dripping into endless depths of

this hellish place.

THE HAND -- fitted with the final claw -- now a super-modern,

almost futuristic version of Freddy's glove -- flexing and

trembling.

THE MAKER'S RIGHT HAND -- caresses it -- then retracts and

lays itself on the filthy work bench -- the MAKER'S LEFT HAND

ENTERS FRAME WITH A HUGE CLEAVER and raises it over the wrist

of the right hand -- then strikes down hard!

CUT TO A CAMERA AND DOLLY -- BEHIND, IN THE SHADOWS -- A

SHADOWY CREW GASPS -- we hear a muffled EEUWWW --

THE STUMP OF THE MAKER'S RIGHT ARM -- now spurting blood --

raises --

VOICE (O.S.)

More blood, more blood!

Nearby, CHUCK and TERRY, two young SPFX assistants, pump fake

blood through tubing, using large plastic syringes. It's a

messy job, they're covered with fake blood themselves, as

their boss, CHASE PORTER, good-looking, early 30's, tweaks

the levers of a remote control device.

BEHIND THEM, at the edge of the set, Chase's wife, HEATHER

LANGENKAMP, 30, dressed in woman's pajamas, and his son

DYLAN, 5, watch from their chairs. Heather, appalled by the

scene's violence, puts her hand over Dylan's startled eyes.

THE STUMP OF THE MAKER'S ARM thrusts now into the cuff of the

steel hand, synthetic tendons snake out of the steel hand and

bury themselves in the maker's wrists, and the unseen actor

flexes the razor-sharp steel blades, wheels and SLASHES INTO

CAMERA as we hear

VOICE (cont'd) (O.S.)

CUT! Fantastic!

BUZZER. THE FURNACES STOP BELCHING FIRE. SMOKE, STEAM and

WATER stop dead. Instead there's CHATTER, LIGHTS and

movement as the crew bustles in to reset for the next take.

The director, WES CRAVEN, rushes over to Chase ad thumps him

on the back.

CRAVEN:

Chase, you're a genius! This makes his

old claw look like Mother Theresa's!

Chase waves a 'them too' hand towards his assistants.

CRAVEN (cont'd)

You, too, Terry, Chuck. Great blood!

CHUCK:

Thank you.

TERRY:

It's some of our best work.

Laughter. Craven cracks a bottle of Lipovitan. Chuck walks

by with dripping steel hand as Chase rumples Dylan's hair.

CHASE:

Want to see some neat stuff?

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Wes Craven

Wesley Earl Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was an American film director, writer, producer, and actor. He was known for his pioneering work in the genre of horror films, particularly slasher films, where his impact on the genre was considered prolific and influential. Due to the success and cultural impact of his works in the horror film genre, Craven has been called a "Master of Horror". He is best known for creating A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, featuring the characters of Freddy Krueger and Ghostface respectively. Some of his other films include The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, Swamp Thing, The Serpent and the Rainbow, The People Under the Stairs, Vampire in Brooklyn, and Red Eye. more…

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