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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

In tomorrow’s pic goes back to the original series!

-Eric Vespe
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Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page One
(warning: there are some broken links that will be fixed as soon as I can get around to it)

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  • April 15, 2012, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Heroin claws....

    by john

    That and the stop motion are about the only good things about this movie.

  • April 15, 2012, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Great Shot

    by CigsandCoffee56

  • April 15, 2012, 1:21 a.m. CST

    We're the Dream Warriors...

    by Last_of_the_Emurites

    ...maybe tonight you'll be gone.

  • April 15, 2012, 1:25 a.m. CST

    CLASSIC horror/fantasy movie

    by gaygoonie

    Today's CGI shit doesn't come close to the practical effects genius of the NOES films. It's time to start honoring our past instead of watching Sam Worthington battle fake ass Medusas.

  • April 15, 2012, 1:28 a.m. CST

    renetabard you are crazy

    by Gordon Bombay

    Dream Warriors is easily the 2nd best of the Nightmare films, and on some levels is even more entertaining than the original. 1 and 3 make a great 2 part story. We won't get into A Nightmare on Gay Street Part 2: Freddy Torments A Gay

  • April 15, 2012, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Star Trek tomorrow?

    by t_allen

    Just a guess.

  • April 15, 2012, 1:42 a.m. CST

    And how about that nurse. No worries, Joey. Woulda fooled me, too.

    by MiggsFacial

  • Hopefully, at that late night timeslot, it won't be edited all to hell.

  • April 15, 2012, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Looks like something I crapped out this morning.

    by Queefer Sutherland

    That thing fought like hell when I flushed. I had to force it down with the plunger. It even spat corn at me.

  • April 15, 2012, 2:31 a.m. CST

    That looks like my Uncle Dilip. He had really bad acne.

    by ajit maholtra

  • I don't recall any other moments of REAL nudity.

  • April 15, 2012, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Part 4 was so fucking weird

    by Mel

    They kill off all the remaining characters from part 3 at the start of was fucked up, but kind of cool.

  • April 15, 2012, 2:54 a.m. CST

    That's a whole lot of Plasticine

    by MooseMalloy

  • April 15, 2012, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Wes Cravens New Nightmare is a fuckin paperweight

    by JackSlater4

  • April 15, 2012, 3:02 a.m. CST

    like Superman 4

    by JackSlater4

  • April 15, 2012, 3:03 a.m. CST

    and Highlander 2-5

    by JackSlater4

  • April 15, 2012, 3:03 a.m. CST

    and Batman and Robin

    by JackSlater4

  • April 15, 2012, 3:04 a.m. CST

    and Robocop 3

    by JackSlater4

  • April 15, 2012, 3:51 a.m. CST

    I had a date with a beautiful lady tonight

    by ajit maholtra

    And I was having bonner for the entire date. But she is giving me a 2nd date so maybe she likes my bonner!

  • April 15, 2012, 3:56 a.m. CST


    by Jack Daniels

    Actually the first one does contain Heather Langenkamps tits, when she is dragged under water by Freddy, so this isn't the first or only time the franchise had nudity.

  • Where are all the AVENGERS reviews? MASSIVE SPOILERS! Just search for AVENGERS REVIEW in Google News. Who dies? What's the secret post-credits scene? GO FOR IT!

  • April 15, 2012, 6:13 a.m. CST

    I believe that's in Guinness now as the world's biggest strap-on

    by tangcameo

  • *Loki arrives to Earth via portal,using the active Tesseract. *Loki arrives in SHIELD base,begins attacking SHIELD agents.Uses mind control on Hawkeye and Dr. Selvig shortly after arrival. *Thor fights a loose Hulk on the Helicarrier,Hulk tries to pick up Mjolnir,but proves unworthy. *Jet begins attack on Hulk still aboard the Helicarrier.Jumps aboard the Jet,tears it apart. *Widow fights Hawkeye,eventually hitting him hard enough for the mind control to wear off. *Coulson threatens Loki with prototype weapon built from The Destroy of Thor 1. *Loki appears behind Coulson,stabs him with his spear.Coulson dies. *Avengers use Coulson's death as motivation to finally team together to bring Loki down. *Loki uses Tesseract on top of Stark tower in order to summon his army. *Eventually Banner arrives to the final battle in NYC.Reveals that his secret to controlling the Hulk is that he is always angry. While walking toward the first carrier ship.Becomes Hulk an with one fist smash on the head of the carrier ship,destroys it. More infantry waves keeping coming through portal as well as more carrier ships. *Hulk and Thor take on carrier down,by Hulk jamming a shard from the carrier itself into the carriers head,and Thor slamming his hammer down on the shard for it to fully penetrate and kill carrier. (seems) like Hulk tries to give Thor a good job jab on shoulder but ends up knocking him a mile out of frame. *Iron Man flies directly into the mouth of one carrier and comes out the other end,killing it. *Hulk confronts Loki,Loki rants about how he is a God and blah blah..Hulk just picks him up like a rag doll and slams him around the room repeatedly. *Widow uses Loki's own scepter in order to close the portal. * Council decide to nuke NYC,Iron Man grabs nuke and takes it through portal and aims it at the aliens mothership. He loses power and falls down through portal just in time before it closed. *Falling from the sky Hulk jumps and grabs Iron Man to save his life. *Loki is taken as a prisoner back to Asgard by Thor. And everyone goes there separate ways. ***(mid credit scene) Thanos is revealed,as he talks about Loki's failure,but that he will go up against humanity again.Turns to camera and smiles.

  • It was tense, inventive and had a lot of cool ideas, it was a really well made freddy movie- the best one, i reckon.

  • Yeah, that one really sucked, as do all revolts.

  • ...and the lame hair metal theme song? It was pretty good though.

  • April 15, 2012, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Frank Darabont wrote co-wrote this movie...

    by ryderdvs

    just seven years before The Shawshank Redemption.

  • April 15, 2012, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Quint is the Agent Coulson of AICN

    by flax

  • April 15, 2012, 8:18 a.m. CST

    I liked New Nightmare

    by Mugato5150

    it was sort of a precursor to the Scream movies, deconstructing the horror genre, etc. And Dream Warriors was good although I haven't seen it since I was a kid so I could be wrong. But I did have the biggest crush on Patricia Arquette.

  • April 15, 2012, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Nudity in Elm Street

    by dead youngling

    Heather's boobs in first were reported as a body double because it was an underwater scene. Nurse in 3 Girl in waterbed in 4...Joey's death scene.

  • April 15, 2012, 8:50 a.m. CST


    by ArmageddonProductions

    There was a few great ideas floating around in this one and the execution pretty much made it the ALIENS to NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET's ALIEN, but I'd have had a lot more respect for the movie if Russell and Darabont hadn't pretty much cribbed it from Russell's previous "people battling a psychopath with a clawed hand in the dream world" screenplay, DREAMSCAPE (seriously, go back and watch DREAMSCAPE again; not only does David Patrick Kelly sprout Freddy claws, but after he yanks a cop's heart out on the dream world, he holds it up to Dennis Quaid and quips: "Have a heart!"). As for the giant Freddy head, it was easily defeated by Dokken and the power of rock in the "Dream Warriors" video.

  • April 15, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    queefer sutherland

    by Skankardly

    I got stuck working today at the library at B.U. almost lost it at your comment. awesome.

  • April 15, 2012, 9:16 a.m. CST

    what's a bonner?

    by Skankardly

  • April 15, 2012, 9:17 a.m. CST

    The movie's good, the song is better.

    by adeceasedfan

    Quint, you keep on rockin' with DOKKEN!

  • April 15, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Dokken, the hairmetalest hairmetal band ever

    by mdk

  • April 15, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    redwhitenegro: shiiiit redwhitenegro. Braindead is a classic.

    by UltraTron

  • April 15, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Jennifer Rubin Was The Hotness Back In The Day!!!

    by HateThaNet

  • April 15, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Dokken's "dream warriors"

    by strangewool

    Awesomely terrible lyrics. "we're standing in the night ALONE, TOGETHER!" Alone, yet together. How exactly does that work? My favorite Nightmare by far. The nun/bastard son of 1000 maniacs origin story is creepy as hell.

  • April 15, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Re: "Dream Warriors"/Hair Metal

    by ArmageddonProductions

    I think every horror movie in the Eighties had to legally have at least one hair metal touchstone: see also FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI (Alice Cooper's "He's Back [The Man Behind The Mask]"), BLACK ROSES, TRICK 'R TREAT, ROCK 'N ROLL NIGHTMARE, SHOCKER, THE GATE, DUNGEONMASTER, DEMONS, DEMONS 2, PHENOMENA ...

  • April 15, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    The first 3 films were the only ones that tried to keep Freddy scary

    by Christian Sylvain

    And even then, Freddy was already getting a little too comical by part 3.

  • April 15, 2012, 11:12 a.m. CST


    by KilliK


  • April 15, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Dream Warriors

    by Iahael

    For some reason, this phrase became an overused, meaningless trope that appeared in innumerable buttrock metal contexts -- bands, other songs, cover acts, etc. T.'.

  • April 15, 2012, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Saw Dokken in concert

    by ATARI

    Probably the worst sounding concert ever. Some of the blame can go to the mixer, but the band itself just sucked -- out of sync, lackluster, even messed up the lyrics to 'In My Dreams'.

  • April 15, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    atari... then, now or sometime in between?

    by adeceasedfan

  • April 15, 2012, 12:39 p.m. CST

    You're a Wizard Master, Harry.

    by DickBallsworth

    In the name of Lowrek, Prince of Elves... demon, begone!

  • April 15, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST Click and Bang

    by MiggsFacial

  • Yeah, I thought it was stupid. The only good Nightmare on Elm Street is the first one and New Nightmare.

  • Used to freak me out when I was a kid.

  • April 15, 2012, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I don't get the hate for Dream Warriors

    by Mugato5150

    It took the series in a new direction, making Freddy do more crazy shit and the teenagers having powers was cool. And they killed Nancy, who saw that coming? I mean they eventually killed Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween but it took like 15 movies. And it had a song by Dokken! Rokken with Dokken!

  • April 15, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST


    by ATARI

    I believe it was 1985/86. They opened for Scorpions. Scorpions totally rocked it out of the arena, but Dokken, not so much.

  • April 15, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST


    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    Da, da, da, da. Da, da, da, da. Da, da da da. dadadada. IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!

  • April 15, 2012, 8:43 p.m. CST

    @ atari

    by adeceasedfan

    What a shame. That's a hell of a bill.

  • I got a job at a concession stand in a 6 screen cinema....And I rememeber to this day the effect of having to hear "Dream Warriors" the theme song from this film, played over and over for 8 hours on my 18 year old psyche...It was an experience of brainwash...On unexpected days, I still can hear that song playing my head..and I am 42... It makes me kinda angry and frustrated...because I didn't like the song and I don't really want to hear it again. Before working at a cinema, going to the movies was always a special experience....That job and the repititon..taught me how rehearsing a song, or reviewing an edit in a working cut of film is also tedious..and pretty unenjoyable...but it's the nature of the job...and overall I like the job.

  • April 16, 2012, 12:18 a.m. CST

    that worm shit was fucking scary...

    by Norman Colson

    Yeah dream warriors was my favorite, everything after the first 3 was garbage!

  • April 16, 2012, 1:25 a.m. CST

    New Nightmare was the last good Freddy movie.

    by Mrhazard

  • April 16, 2012, 1:25 a.m. CST


    by Mrhazard

  • April 16, 2012, 3:08 a.m. CST

    It wasn't bad

    by solvseus

    I was a huge Elm Street fan. Had all the movies on VHS, a rubber Freddy head/puppet thing that squirted water, even a hat that looked like his. Part 2 sucked. Just sucked. 3 was cool, bringing back some of the original stuff while adding some new things. From 4 on it kinda lost it. Bits of cool, but was just never the same. I think it was 5 that tried, huge crush on Lisa Wilcox (especially after that shower scene, even though it didn't show anything) but it just couldn't get there. Felt the same about 7 as some of you, I could see what they were trying to do (pre-Scream) but it just didn't do it for me either. And the less said about 6 the better (though still not as bad as 2). Hated Freddy vs. Jason, never even bothered with the new one. Nothing will ever beat the original though, it just won't.

  • April 16, 2012, 6:14 a.m. CST

    I saw this more than any other Elm St.

    by Autodidact

    I must have watched this movie 50 times in 1988. By the time the fifth NOES came out I was done with it and literally didn't watch part 5 or 6. New Nightmare was pretty lame. Freddy vs Jason was okay. The New Line remake was horrible actually I'm not sure if I watched it haha.

  • April 16, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    In my dreams...

    by fscottnational

    ...I can legs are STRONG! In my dreams...I am the WIZARD MASTER!

  • April 16, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Easily the best of the sequels

    by fscottnational

    Best cast, best script, best dream-sequences, best kills, and best theme song. And, "Where's the FUCKING bourbon" was very quotable amongst my fellow sixteen-year olds at the time...

  • April 16, 2012, 10:24 p.m. CST

    I agree 3 was a money shot... and nancy!???

    by Norman Colson

    I had a huge crush on nancy, she was so hot!!!! All the chicks was so good looking...