Once stranded, night falls and the Carters are repeatedly attacked by an uncivilized, cannibalistic, mutant family who live in the hills and have been surviving in the desert for years by feeding off of anyone foolish enough to cross their path. Immediately following Swamp Thing, Craven completed an original horror screenplay which he shopped all over Hollywood. Armed with only her wits and a few self-made booby traps, Nancy prepares to face Krueger in a desperate battle for survival. Times which detailed several young men who were afraid to go to sleep and tried everything in their power to stay awake. Craven then chose the razor-sharp glove because he was thinking of what early man may have feared and thought of the claws of a bear. Wes Craven read a series of articles in the L. With almost no money to his name and just about ready to give up on the project, Craven finally saw a glimmer of hope as a tiny, independent company called New Line Cinema gave the film a green light. Lastly, Craven decided that Freddy would be very different from the plethora of mute, masked, cinematic psycho killers which were inundating theaters at the time. Craven based him on a scary childhood incident where, one night, while little Wes was looking out his bedroom window into the alley below, a creepy man wearing an old hat continued to stare up at him with a look of evil. The film chillingly shows that in a life and death situation, an intelligent, passive, civilized person may have to become just as uncivilized as his or her attackers. Craven then took the name Fred Krueger from a school bully who constantly tormented him he did the same thing twelve years earlier with The Last House on the Left; naming one character Fred and the other Krug and decided on Elm Street because it was a street close to the school where he used to work as an English teacher as well as being the name of the street where JFK was, unfortunately, assassinated on. When they inevitably nodded off, they died. It also rightly depicted that violence as brutal and horrific instead of glamorizing or sanitizing it. After all, the trailer made it seem as if it was just another in a seemingly endless cycle of formulaic dead teenager flicks still being released due to the massive success of both Halloween and Friday the 13th Freddy would talk including a few darkly humorous lines of dialogue and, although covered in burnt scar tissue, remain unmasked. It was something special.