A Nightmare on Elm Street totally distorted the nursery rhyme 'One, Two, Buckle My Shoe' into a haunting rhyme. This new era of horror was spun from the mastermind of the legendary Wes Craven who single-handedly brought the infamous characters of Ghostface and Freddy Krueger to life.
Another amazing thing which Craven is responsible for is catapulting Johnny Depp to acting success. When Johnny first arrived in Los Angeles he was more interested in becoming a rock star, but fate dealt him a different card. A Nightmare on Elm Street was Depp's first acting role where he was cast as Glen and this big break was the start of Depp's success. The legendary director tragically passed away last month from brain cancer and Johnny is eternally grateful for the start Craven gave to him.
Remember that time you were maybe afraid of monsters living under your bed? Well, that disturbing idea was magnified with this horrifying scene in the movie. As we see young Johnny snoozing in bed, the traumatizing hand rises up and pulls him down to his death.
The struggle is real, but there is no hope when you are battling against Freddy
This nightmare inducing scene was then followed by an upside-down gory geisure of blood
Check out the bloody scene below!
Johnny paid tribute to the late director earlier this week during a rare public Q&A session for Black Mass at the Toronto International Film Festival
“Wes Craven was the guy who gave me my start, from my perspective, for almost no reason in particular“
Depp read his scenes with Craven's daughter when he auditioned
“I read scenes with his daughter when I auditioned for the part. At the time, I was a musician. I wasn’t really acting. It was not anything very near to my brain or my heart, which is pretty much how it remains to this day.”
Wes Craven allowed his daughter to choose Johnny for the movie
“Wes Craven was brave enough to give me the gig based on his daughter’s opinion, I guess she had read with a bunch of actors, and after the casting sessions, she said, ‘No, that’s the guy.’ I always think of her for putting me in this mess, and certainly Wes Craven for being very brave to give me this gig.
But he was a good man — so rest in peace, old Wes.”
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