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- Heather is asked if she has a pass to which she replies, "Screw your pass." This is taken directly from A Nightmare on Elm Street.
- The events in this film revolve around Heather LangenkampHeather Langenkamp having a stalker. In real life she did have a stalker, and Wes CravenWes Craven got her permission to weave it into the story.
- All of the earthquake sequences in the film were actually filmed one month prior to the Los Angeles quake of '94. The real quake struck only 2 weeks before the end of filming. Subsequently, a unit was sent out to film drive-by footage of actual quake damaged areas of the city before the end of filming. The cast and crew believed that the earthquake scenes that were filmed before the real quake struck were perhaps a bit overdone, but when viewed after the real quake hit, all were frightened by the realism of it.
- The clothes worn by Heather LangenkampHeather Langenkamp and John SaxonJohn Saxon towards the end of the film are the exact same clothes they wore in A Nightmare on Elm Street.
- The "bio-engineered" hand/glove that Freddy uses in this film (as opposed to the glove used in the prior films) is actually derived from the artwork of the theatrical poster and video box covers of A Nightmare on Elm Street.
- Tracy MiddendorfTracy Middendorf's death scene was shot in a rotating room.
- Director Wes CravenWes Craven had intended to ask Johnny DeppJohnny Depp to make an appearance as himself in the funeral scene. Craven never worked up the courage to ask him, but after the film's release, they ran into each other. Craven asked Depp if he would have made an appearance in the movie and Depp said that he would have, and that Craven should have asked him.
- In this film, Freddy is depicted much closer to what Wes CravenWes Craven had originally intended for the character - much more menacing, much less comical, with an updated attire and appearance.
- There was a scene in the script that depicted a Robert EnglundRobert Englund Freddy nightmare. The nightmare had Robert stuck in a spider-like web and the new "DEMON" Freddy was a giant spider. This was dropped because it didn't fit with the film's overall tone.
- In the ending credits, Freddy Krueger is credited as himself, even though Robert EnglundRobert Englund reprises the role.
- The first time Miko HughesMiko Hughes saw Robert EnglundRobert Englund in full Freddy make-up, he was so frightened he ran into his mother's arms.
- Before making New Nightmare, Wes CravenWes Craven watched all of the Elm Street films. By the time he was finished, he claimed that he could not follow the storyline at all. He further regards the sequels to be weak compared to his original masterpiece.
- The basic premise of the film - Freddy invading the real world and haunting the actors and crew responsible for the "Nightmare on Elm Street" films - was originally intended to be used for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, but the idea was rejected by the studio at the time.
- The film has no opening titles to blur the illusion of whether it's a film, a documentary or something else altogether.