A Nightmare on Elm Street [raymix]

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1984
Original Running Time:
91 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
89 minutes
Time Cut:
4 minutes
Time Added:
2 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
Aside from tightening up the editing/pacing, my main goal here was to change original ending- creating something that feels conclusive & also builds a bridge into the sequels.
Intention:
This is the first film in a project that aims to bring stronger continuity, tighter editing & improved pacing to 6 of the films in the Nightmare on Elm Street movie series.
Other Sources:
Video-
-A Nightmare on Elm Street (Warner Bros. Bluray, 2012)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (Warner Bros. Bluray, 2012)
Additional Audio-
-A Nightmare on Elm Street Score (Varèse Sarabande Records Remaster, 2015)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Score (Varèse Sarabande Records Remaster, 2015)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Score (Sony Classical Records, 2010)
-Nodisco by Depeche Mode (from the album Speak & Spell, 1981)
-Sound Effects (freesound.org & youtube.com)
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I tried to stay true to Patrick McMahon & Rick Shaine's editing style from the original film.
While my editing is extensive, I didn't want anything to seem changed or altered at all.
Cuts and Additions:
CHANGES:
PRODUCTION CREDITS-
-added the Fanedit.org logo.
-added my fanedit production logo.
-scored the New Line production logo & director credit with Prologue.
-replaced the old New Line logo with the classic version.
-new "A Wes Craven Film" credit.
-added a quote from Oscar Wilde.
MAKING THE GLOVE-
-re-framed this entire scene.
TITLE CARD-
-new title card.
-added sound effects to the new title.
-edited the Main Title to match the new title sequence.
-added a white-flash transition from the title sequence into Tina's dream.
TINA'S DREAM-
-cut the shot of Freddy's knives piercing through the cloth.
-used masks, cropping & panning to remove all opening credits.
-added Freddy's knives piercing through the cloth before they slice downward.
-removed Tina's Mom's boyfriend urging her to "Come back to the sack."
-Tina's mom's "Tina, you gotta clip your fingernails" begins earlier, over a shot of Tina.
GOING TO SCHOOL-
-added "Monday, March 22nd 1982" text to the shot of Glen's car arriving at school.
SPENDING THE NIGHT AT TINA'S HOUSE-
-added rumble when Nancy mentions the "dirty red & green sweater."
-heavier sound when Rod tackles Glenn.
-Nancy's dream plays through uninterrupted by Tina's dream.
-shortened the establishing shot outside of Tina's window.
-Tina's dream plays through uninterrupted by Nancy's dream.
-cut Freddy's stretched arms.
-removed Freddy cutting off his fingers.
-cut Freddy's face coming off.
THE MORNING AFTER-
-cut the news footage showing Tina's dead body.
ROD CONFRONTS NANCY-
-cut Rod telling Nancy "...I'm warning you."
NANCY'S DREAM-
-shortened a shot of Nancy walking down the hall.
-Nancy's "Tina?" is heard over a shot of Tina's body in the hall.
-removed Freddy cutting himself, revealing green ooze & worms.
NANCY TALKS TO ROD IN JAIL-
-cut Rod saying "I probably could have stopped him, if I'd moved sooner."
-Rod's "It was like there were four razors..." is heard over a shot of Nancy.
-extended a shot of Rod.
NANCY IN THE BATH-
-cut Nancy yelling "Mother!" as she gets out of the tub.
NANCY GOES LOOKING FOR FREDDY-
-cut some of Nancy walking down the alley.
-cut Nancy running up the police station steps.
NANCY CHASED BACK HOME-
-cut Nancy sinking into the stairs.
-cut Freddy wearing Tina's face.
ROD'S DEMISE-
-cut Nancy seeming to laugh after Rod dies.
ROD'S FUNERAL-
-cut the priest saying "Live by the sword, Die by the sword."
-added the track Prologue as Nancy describes Freddy to her parents.
AT THE SLEEP CLINIC-
-added rumble after Nancy says "I grabbed it off his head."
NANCY CONFRONTS HER MOTHER-
-added a reaction from mom as Nancy talks about who really killed Tina & Rod.
-extended the reaction shot.
-cut "There's" from Nancy's "There's this guy. He's after us in our dreams."
-cut a reaction shot of mom, now used earlier.
MOM EXPLAINS IT ALL-
-added rumble as Nancy's mom reveals Freddy's glove.
NANCY & GLENN ON THE PHONE-
-added music coming from Glenn's headphones when Nancy calls. (Nodisco by Depeche Mode)
NANCY LOCKED INSIDE-
-cut Nancy pulling a second coffee maker out from under her bed.
-cut Nancy saying "My boyfriend?" after her phone call from Freddy.
GLEN'S DEMISE-
-Glen's death scene plays through uninterrupted by Nancy's scream.
NANCY PREPARES FOR SLEEP-
-cut the voice coming from Nancy's watch when she sets the timer.
-added additional Beep sounds as Nancy sets her watch timer.
-cut the voice & countdown from Nancy's watch.
FINAL SHOWDOWN-
-the deputy doesn't take so long to go get Nancy's dad.
-cut Nancy yelling for her dad from the living room window.
-augmented the music cue as Freddy rises from the bed with the track Show Yourself.
-cut Nancy's "This is all a dream. You're not alive."
-cut Nancy telling Freddy "I want my mother & friends back."
-augmented the music cue as Freddy attempts to attack Nancy with the track Show Yourself.
-removed the the ending, starting as Nancy walks away through the door.
-added a white-flash transition as Nancy walks through the door.
-added the sound of the door closing during the transition.
-added the track Prologue to the transition.
CONCLUSION-
-added "Six Years Later" text.
-added a shot of the Westin Hills Psychiatric Hospital from Dream Warriors.
-added a scene of Nancy counseling a girl who's having nightmares. (from DW)
-augmented the music during the Westin Hills scene with Opening(N3) & Prologue.
-slo-mo & fade-out on the last shot of Nancy.
END CREDITS-
-added the title card before the credits roll.
-new music over the end credits. (Run Nancy/No Escape [raymix] )
-added a credit fr the Depeche Mode song.
POST-CREDITS-
-added a shot of the jump-rope girls to post-credits.
-slo-mo on the shot of the jump-rope girls.
-added the "Freddy's Coming for You" rhyme to the jump-rope scene.
-added my production logo to the end.
-added a cue from the track Prologue.
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1984
Original Running Time:
91 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
89 minutes
Time Cut:
4 minutes
Time Added:
2 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
Aside from tightening up the editing/pacing, my main goal here was to change original ending- creating something that feels conclusive & also builds a bridge into the sequels.
Intention:
This is the first film in a project that aims to bring stronger continuity, tighter editing & improved pacing to 6 of the films in the Nightmare on Elm Street movie series.
Other Sources:
Video-
-A Nightmare on Elm Street (Warner Bros. Bluray, 2012)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (Warner Bros. Bluray, 2012)
Additional Audio-
-A Nightmare on Elm Street Score (Varèse Sarabande Records Remaster, 2015)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Score (Varèse Sarabande Records Remaster, 2015)
-A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Score (Sony Classical Records, 2010)
-Nodisco by Depeche Mode (from the album Speak & Spell, 1981)
-Sound Effects (freesound.org & youtube.com)
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
I tried to stay true to Patrick McMahon & Rick Shaine's editing style from the original film.
While my editing is extensive, I didn't want anything to seem changed or altered at all.
Cuts and Additions:
CHANGES:
PRODUCTION CREDITS-
-added the Fanedit.org logo.
-added my fanedit production logo.
-scored the New Line production logo & director credit with Prologue.
-replaced the old New Line logo with the classic version.
-new "A Wes Craven Film" credit.
-added a quote from Oscar Wilde.
MAKING THE GLOVE-
-re-framed this entire scene.
TITLE CARD-
-new title card.
-added sound effects to the new title.
-edited the Main Title to match the new title sequence.
-added a white-flash transition from the title sequence into Tina's dream.
TINA'S DREAM-
-cut the shot of Freddy's knives piercing through the cloth.
-used masks, cropping & panning to remove all opening credits.
-added Freddy's knives piercing through the cloth before they slice downward.
-removed Tina's Mom's boyfriend urging her to "Come back to the sack."
-Tina's mom's "Tina, you gotta clip your fingernails" begins earlier, over a shot of Tina.
GOING TO SCHOOL-
-added "Monday, March 22nd 1982" text to the shot of Glen's car arriving at school.
SPENDING THE NIGHT AT TINA'S HOUSE-
-added rumble when Nancy mentions the "dirty red & green sweater."
-heavier sound when Rod tackles Glenn.
-Nancy's dream plays through uninterrupted by Tina's dream.
-shortened the establishing shot outside of Tina's window.
-Tina's dream plays through uninterrupted by Nancy's dream.
-cut Freddy's stretched arms.
-removed Freddy cutting off his fingers.
-cut Freddy's face coming off.
THE MORNING AFTER-
-cut the news footage showing Tina's dead body.
ROD CONFRONTS NANCY-
-cut Rod telling Nancy "...I'm warning you."
NANCY'S DREAM-
-shortened a shot of Nancy walking down the hall.
-Nancy's "Tina?" is heard over a shot of Tina's body in the hall.
-removed Freddy cutting himself, revealing green ooze & worms.
NANCY TALKS TO ROD IN JAIL-
-cut Rod saying "I probably could have stopped him, if I'd moved sooner."
-Rod's "It was like there were four razors..." is heard over a shot of Nancy.
-extended a shot of Rod.
NANCY IN THE BATH-
-cut Nancy yelling "Mother!" as she gets out of the tub.
NANCY GOES LOOKING FOR FREDDY-
-cut some of Nancy walking down the alley.
-cut Nancy running up the police station steps.
NANCY CHASED BACK HOME-
-cut Nancy sinking into the stairs.
-cut Freddy wearing Tina's face.
ROD'S DEMISE-
-cut Nancy seeming to laugh after Rod dies.
ROD'S FUNERAL-
-cut the priest saying "Live by the sword, Die by the sword."
-added the track Prologue as Nancy describes Freddy to her parents.
AT THE SLEEP CLINIC-
-added rumble after Nancy says "I grabbed it off his head."
NANCY CONFRONTS HER MOTHER-
-added a reaction from mom as Nancy talks about who really killed Tina & Rod.
-extended the reaction shot.
-cut "There's" from Nancy's "There's this guy. He's after us in our dreams."
-cut a reaction shot of mom, now used earlier.
MOM EXPLAINS IT ALL-
-added rumble as Nancy's mom reveals Freddy's glove.
NANCY & GLENN ON THE PHONE-
-added music coming from Glenn's headphones when Nancy calls. (Nodisco by Depeche Mode)
NANCY LOCKED INSIDE-
-cut Nancy pulling a second coffee maker out from under her bed.
-cut Nancy saying "My boyfriend?" after her phone call from Freddy.
GLEN'S DEMISE-
-Glen's death scene plays through uninterrupted by Nancy's scream.
NANCY PREPARES FOR SLEEP-
-cut the voice coming from Nancy's watch when she sets the timer.
-added additional Beep sounds as Nancy sets her watch timer.
-cut the voice & countdown from Nancy's watch.
FINAL SHOWDOWN-
-the deputy doesn't take so long to go get Nancy's dad.
-cut Nancy yelling for her dad from the living room window.
-augmented the music cue as Freddy rises from the bed with the track Show Yourself.
-cut Nancy's "This is all a dream. You're not alive."
-cut Nancy telling Freddy "I want my mother & friends back."
-augmented the music cue as Freddy attempts to attack Nancy with the track Show Yourself.
-removed the the ending, starting as Nancy walks away through the door.
-added a white-flash transition as Nancy walks through the door.
-added the sound of the door closing during the transition.
-added the track Prologue to the transition.
CONCLUSION-
-added "Six Years Later" text.
-added a shot of the Westin Hills Psychiatric Hospital from Dream Warriors.
-added a scene of Nancy counseling a girl who's having nightmares. (from DW)
-augmented the music during the Westin Hills scene with Opening(N3) & Prologue.
-slo-mo & fade-out on the last shot of Nancy.
END CREDITS-
-added the title card before the credits roll.
-new music over the end credits. (Run Nancy/No Escape [raymix] )
-added a credit fr the Depeche Mode song.
POST-CREDITS-
-added a shot of the jump-rope girls to post-credits.
-slo-mo on the shot of the jump-rope girls.
-added the "Freddy's Coming for You" rhyme to the jump-rope scene.
-added my production logo to the end.
-added a cue from the track Prologue.

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Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
I'm not a massive fan of the original Elm Street film and I went into this knowing that Ray wouldn't have ticked all my personal boxes for an edit. That being said, I think it's a nice little update and I enjoyed it all the more for what's been done. On a subjective level, I think the film is chiefly let down by some of the dated scoring choices and the acting from the lead and her mother.

I know that Ray has recently made a big technical update to this series, so I hate to point stuff out. But at 3:23 there is a jarring digital pan that I would guess is not intentional. I also don't think the removal of opening credits is worth the obvious drop in resolution on some shots. Beyond that though, I didn't notice a single change. Audio is seamless.

Narratively, I would personally choose to shuffle the order of some early events a bit, and I would also (controversially) probably eliminate the backstory and keep Kruger a sinister mystery. Mainly because the exposition for this is so poorly delivered and kind of comes out of nowhere (it's just such an iconic piece of lore that no one would probably ever consider cutting it). The original ending is terrible and Ray was wise to cut it. I'm ambivalent about the new end scene that foreshadows Elm St. 3.

Overall, a light edit, but the work shows and it's an improvement. Nice job.

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Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(2)
Audio Editing
 
9.5(2)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(2)
Narrative
 
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Enjoyment
 
9.5(2)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
I'll keep these reviews brief as I'm reviewing Ray Danger's Nightmare on Elm Street series as a whole.

These edits are love letters to the original series, working to bring more cohesion across numerous avenues. Visual quality is dark, clean, and consistent. All changes to the score are period and mood appropriate. Narratively, this film in particular excels in providing a grimmer take on the original film without losing a shred of enjoyment from the original. In conclusion, considering how RayDanger reconstructs the end, this fanedit is a must-see for Freddy fans.

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Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
I really enjoyed this version of A Nightmare on Elm St. The cuts were smart and made the movie a little creepier. Looking forward to watching others in the series!

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