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Fridge Brilliance

  • When I was watching the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, my panicky friend told me to tell her when the dream sequences started. How was I supposed to know? No one was wearing the trademark Christmas Sweater except for Fred, so there was no way for me to tell. Except for, I realized, the fact that whenever a dream sequence started, everyone's clothing would have a small portion of red and green on it, and the background would have some noticeable thing be red and green, i.e. the swimming lane markers during the pool dream.
  • The moment I got done watching Wes Craven's New Nightmare, I realized that the plot sort of justifies the In Case You Forgot Who Wrote It title in a strange way, whether on purpose or otherwise: Wes Craven plays himself in the movie, and the whole plot is sort of kicked off by him trying to write another Nightmare On Elm Street film. And to top it off, the script he's writing is based on nightmares he's been having in-story. Thus the film actually is about Wes Craven making (as well as having) a "new nightmare".

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