Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Today we’re getting a look at the construction of the awesome Freddy Worm from Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors. I’ve always loved this sequel and when I recently rewatched this in 35mm it struck me just how little Freddy is in the movie. I think it’s a great example of a character whose presence is felt throughout even though he maybe has 15 minutes of screentime.
I also think this is the last time Freddy was actually frightening in a Nightmare movie. Wes Craven tried to reinvent a scary Freddy in New Nightmare and while I like the attempt and love the idea of the movie the redesign on Freddy left a sour taste in my mouth. Not a fan of big-head trenchcoat Freddy, sorry.
The Freddy Worm in particular is a stand-out moment and I’ve always loved the look of it.
In the picture we have effects man James Kagel at Freddy’s head and sculpting at the far left of the picture is a fuzzy-headed Gino Crognale, a man I’ve had the great pleasure of hanging out while hanging around KNB-driven sets. Super nice dude, very talented and I got a kick out of seeing him here.
Enjoy the shot, courtesy of the Practical Effects Group! Now excuse me while I rock out to Dokken...
If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In tomorrow’s pic goes back to the original series!