A Nightmare on Elm Street — Deleted Scenes
Elite Entertainment first released deleted scenes and outtakes for A Nightmare on Elm Street on their Collector’s Edition Laserdisc in 1996. These scenes include extended dialogue, FX tests, or altogether new footage.
Notable cut scenes:
- Glen’s body coming back up from the bed
- Extended scenes of Nancy preparing for her final battle with Freddy
- New plot points: The Elm Street parents burned Freddy 10 years prior and Nancy was not an only child
Three alternate endings also appeared on the Collector’s Edition—the noticeable difference being Nancy and her friends drive away in the car without Freddy’s interference.
Note: Wes Craven did film the “Freddy driving the car” ending, but it was not included on this release.
Also in 1996, Anchor Bay released a VHS Collector’s Edition of A Nightmare on Elm Street containing the same deleted/outtake material found on the Laserdisc collection. Unfortunately, only two of the alternate endings appear on the Nightmare Series Encyclopedia DVD released in 1999. None of the cut scenes appear on the original DVD release.
In 2006, New Line Home Video re-released A Nightmare on Elm Street as part of their Infinifilm collection. This two disc set included select deleted scenes from the 1996 Laserdisc release, along with new alternate and deleted footage. The “Freddy ending” was finally released as a special feature on this set. New Line Home Video’s Blu-ray release in 2010 included the same features found on the Infinifilm edition.
Elite Entertainment Screenshots