Elm Street Essays

  • A Nightmare On Elm Street

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    the point of exhaustion, a new kid entered the block. The year was 1984 and it was time for a new villain to enter into the horror genre. A villain that was agile, intelligent, almost inviolable yet viscous, and by all means deadly. A Nightmare on Elm Street introduced the distinctive presence of Fred Krueger to the horror industry and to the audience. Freddy Krueger took the center stage and with him a new era of horror films began. This horribly scarred man who wore a ragged slouch hat, dirty red-and-green

  • Movie Industry: A Nightmare on Elm Street

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    fear and people will go back for more, because they enjoy it. The Bogeyman will never die. He simply changes himself into a new situation. The Bogeyman is a personified consequence of any action that one takes. Works Cited 1) A Nightmare on Elm Street. Dir. Wes Craven. New Line Cinema, 1984. DVD. 2) Vidler, Anthony. The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 1992. Print. 3) A Bogeyman With Supernatural Powers. By: McCabe, Nancy, Newsweek, 00289604, 10/17/2005

  • Personal Narrative Essay: Nightmare On Elm Street

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    that way. My best friend Tashawna lived across the street with her two brothers and after school on Friday we would go to her house and have a snack and play until her parents sent us outside. Then it was dinner and baths and deciding who’s house we were going to stay at. This Friday we were staying at me house which was my favorite because I got a bed and didn’t have to sleep on the floor since I was the youngest. We watched Nightmare on Elm Street that night, another thing that came with being the

  • Analysis Of The Nightmare On Elm Street

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    One of my favorite film franchises is the Nightmare On Elm Street series. Freddy Krueger is one of modern horror’s most recognized, beloved and feared icons, with his trademark weathered fedora, burned skin, striped red-and-green sweater, and bladed glove. The lovechild of the late, great Wes Craven, Nightmare On Elm Street saved New Line Cinema from financial despair & was instrumental to their recovery, affectionately nicknaming the studio “The House That Freddy Built.” When you glimpse into this

  • Slasher Movies: Female Victims or Survivors?

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    male as female; in Happy Birthday to Me all but one of the killer’s victims are male. (90) In movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and Nightmare on Elm Stre... ... middle of paper ... ...a Hill. Dir. John Carpenter. Prod. Debra Hill. With Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence. Compass, 1978. Nightmare on Elm Street. Written and Dir. Wes Craven. Prod. Robert Shaye. With Robert Englund. New Line Cinema, 1984. Pinedo, Isabel Cristina. Recreational Terror: Women and the

  • A Nightmare On Elm Street Essay

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    1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street was created and completely changed what was looked at as a “slasher villain”. In A Nightmare on Elm Street the viewer is introduced the evil omnipresent being known as Freddy Krueger. Freddy Krueger is a nightmareous malicious monster whose only purpose is to kill. He is the embodiment of fear and evil with immense power and abilities that some would dub as “Godlike.” In James Kendrick’s Razors in the Dreamscape: Revisiting A Nightmare on Elm Street and the Slasher Film

  • Lee Harvey Oswald

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    Many people agree with the Warren Commission in that Lee Harvey Oswald is the lone gunman. a. Give evidence as to why they agree. b. Tell why this evidence is wrong. C. The Grassy Knoll (Reason) 1. The grassy knoll was an area on the left side of Elm Street, where President Kennedy was shot (Hurt insert page). a. Give more general information on the grassy knoll area. 2. The grassy knoll, when the shooting began, was positioned in front of Kennedy’s limousine (Rubinstein 4). a. Describe the “head snap”

  • Oswald Didn't Kill Kennedy

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    (Jack Hill). Jean Hill, who was standing on the south side of Elm Street, had an excellent view of the presidential limousine, and, more importantly, an excellent view of the grassy knoll. Less than an hour after the shooting, she said “The shots came from the hill [the grassy knoll] – it was just east of the underpass.” Charles Brehm was an ex-soldier and another eyewitness to the assassination. He was standing on the south side of Elm Street and was behind and to the left of the limousine, when the

  • Movie Villains

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    can turn innocent people in to cold blooded killers. The term used to represent villains is antagonist, or someone who opposes the protagonist or hero of the story. Movie villains are not just plainly the main enemy in a movie as in Nightmare on Elm Street series or on the Friday the 13th series, but sometimes it is just a little enemy, sometimes killed off, that is the villain. Sometimes the protagonist turns out to be the biggest antagonist in the story, like in the movie La Strata. Villains usually

  • Book Report On Cover Up

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    assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. was a very emotional time in our nation's history. This horrifying incident occurred on November 22, 1963, in a motorcade procession in Dallas, Texas. At 12:30 in the afternoon the procession was going down Elm Street in Dealy Plaza, when shots were fired. One struck President Kennedy in the throat and moments later a bullet tore apart his head. At 1:00 p.m., President JFK was pronounced dead. That same afternoon, Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested as a suspect of

  • Film Analysis Of A Nightmare On The Elm Street

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    introduced us to one of the greatest villains and horror characters of all times, Freddy Krueger. A being from another world, Freddy Krueger gets to his victims through their dreams and mauls them to death through his bladed gloves. A Nightmare on the Elm Street beautifully divulges into dream and reality and thereby distorting the perception of the viewers. Extremely popular amongst the critics, this movie is a must It revolves around the son of an American diplomat which exhibits signs of being the Devil

  • spfx

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    this as well. Pumice stone was used as a teeth whitener by men and women, they would take the stone and rub it against their teeth. The first big movies that were known for their makeup were Phantom of the Opera 1925, Alien 1979, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984. In Phantom of the Opera the main character Erik used a small wire pulling his nose back to show his nostrils to enlarge them he used black paint. Eric painted his eye sockets black to give him a skull like appearance and also wore a set of

  • Wes Craven Themes

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    “ It’s crazy, all that blood and violence. I thought you were supposed to be the love generation”. Conservative mother, Estelle Collingwood says to her daughter Mari in the beginning of Wes Craven’s cult classic The Last House on the Left (1972). With the war in Vietnam in full swing and the long term effects of the Manson family murders, the peace and love counter culture was at the end of an era. American society had become more violent and corrupt, as were the films Hollywood was starting to release

  • Why We Crave Horror Movies?

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    next scene of a horror movie, adrenaline is pumped through the average movie watcher. For people who need the sense of falling off of a cliff, watching a horror movie may give those people the rush that they need. For instance, in A Nightmare on Elm Street the antagonist Freddy Krueger kills people in their dreams leaving room for plenty of suspense. Krueger’s ways of killing people always leave the viewer pondering what he will do and how he will kill next. In his article, King indicates that keeping

  • Analysis Of The Film Halloween

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    Lorie Myers begins the film Halloween as a normal, happy teenager and everything in life is fine. Michael is the brother of Lorie and he is locked up in an insane asylum for murdering his older sister Edith. He eventually escapes and decides he wants to murder his sister Lorie. Lorie is unaware that she has an older brother because she is adopted by another family when she was an infant. On Halloween night, Lorie is babysitting and her friends are being murdered. Lorie losses everything and she had

  • Comparison Of Genre In Stephen King's Nightmare On Elm Street

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    mind of the director or the person who created this story. The two movies I’ve chosen that changed this genre was the remastered 2017 IT based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name and the 1984 classic slasher film Nightmare on Elm street. 2.0- Horror film is a genre that aims to create a sense of fear, panic, alarm, and dread for the audience.The first depictions of supernatural events appeared in several of the silent shorts created by the film pioneer Georges Méliès in the

  • Genre

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    the modern tragedy by Eugene O'Neill, Desire Under the Elms, where the character playing the tragic hero is a farmer and it is difficult to determine which character is the true tragic hero. Yet all these plays are tragedies, despite their variations .  Another aspect of genre that makes the concept difficult to define is that there are parts of plays that fall into other genres. An example of this is seen in parts of Desire Under the Elms, such as the party scene at the Cabot home. Although

  • Influence of George Berkeley

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    watch’d Some broad and sunny leaf, and lov’d to see The shadow of the leaf and stem above Dappling its sunshine! And that walnut-tree Was richly ting’d, and a deep radiance lay Full on the ancient ivy, which usurps Those fronting elms, and now, with blackest mass Makes their dark branches gleam a lighter hue Through the late twilight… Coleridge’s preoccupation with light and the way in which it changes the perception of the object is what links this passage with the ideas

  • Transformation of the Tragedy in Oedipus, King Lear, and Desire Under The Elms

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    Transformation of the Tragedy in Oedipus Rex, King Lear, and Desire Under The Elms Over the course of time, many things tend to transform significantly. Such is the case of tragic literature and the cathartic effect it has on the reader, which has deteriorated a great deal from Sophocles' writing of the true tragedy, Oedipus Rex. King Lear exemplifies partial decomposition of catharsis, whereas Desire Under The Elms epitomises an almost total collapse of the cathartic effect. It is assumed that

  • Imagery and Symbolism in David Guterson’s The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind

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    Imagery and Symbolism in David Guterson’s The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind In David Guterson’s anthology, The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind, characters are portrayed effectively and succinctly through the imagery of their surroundings. Many of his stories are symbolic in that they reflect relationships and feelings of characters. Guterson’s titles have a more complex and deeper connection to the story than is first apparent. They too are often symbolic of a main character