For the seventh entry, Wes Craven was brought back into the fold and created the perfect bookend for the series. Personally, this is my favorite of the sequels. Craven was able to capture the terror of Freddy again while giving several nods to fans of the series.
First we'll go to the television station. I've been working on trying to get in here, schedule permitting. It used to be owned by an actual television studio but was bought by the scientologists. They still do productions however. Here are some shots that were the best I could get from the street, more coming soon!
The production used the real exteriors of New Line Cinema's headquarters at the time..
And we are at Heather's house in the film. Although now the address has been published, I was the first to find it a number of years ago, it is located at 5132 Calvin Avenue in Tarzana, California.
According to the commentary on the laserdisc/DVD, Wes Craven said this is the same cemetery as the first Nightmare On Elm Street, which is not true. Thankfully to deceased Thomas Bones, I was able to track this spot down to the Angelus-Rosedeal Cemetery at 1831 W Washington Boulevard.
Some more investigative work to find the "hospital parking garage" but all it took was using some geography to line up the buildings in the background. This is actually the parking garage to a hotel I stayed at
The production used real earthquake damaged areas, like this bridge here
One of my favorite moments in the movie is when Heather's house turns into Nancy's house. Production returned to the original location and I was especially proud to see the blue door was back for continuity sake.
I've been fortunate enough to meet many of the cast over the years: