Behind-the-Scenes Photos from A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street came out more than 30 years ago, and to commemorate that horror-movie milestone, Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum assembled an oral history of the fright-night classic. We also dug deep into the photo archives and pulled out these rare on-set shots, which include a baby-faced Johnny Depp drenched in blood, director Wes Craven constructing a horrific homicide, and the villainous Freddy Krueger during downtime.

Heather Langenkamp. Photo: Collection of Jim Doyle
Filming a bedroom scene. Photo: Wes Craven
Original proposed sketch for Freddy Krueger’s glove. Photo: Collection of Jim Doyle
The cast and crew. Photo: Collection of Jim Doyle
Clockwise from top: Wes Craven, Johnny Depp, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, and Jsu Garcia. Photo: Collection of Jim Doyle
Behind-the-Scenes Photos of A Nightmare on Elm Street