Courtesy of HORRORS HALLOWED GROUNDS host Sean Clark, and indirectly to us by way of Bloody Disgusting, comes this scoop. And it’s a fargin’ huge scoop for us Slasher-lovin’ Monsterkidz. Here’s the skinny: While visiting the house used in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET as Nancy’s house (mostly for exterior shots), Mr. Clark realized that the *insides* of the house had been used in a different Horror classic, namely John Carpenter’s and Debra Hill’s HALLOWEEN! How has this knowledge remained occult all these years? (“Occult” here used according to its original meaning, which is as a synonym for “hidden”.)
Primarily the footage shot for the extended television cut of HALLOWEEN (they needed some extra footage to fill in the gaps after trimming the theatrical release of the movie for its television release) made use of the Elm Street house, as we will call it. Jamie Lee Curtis’s bathrobe scene was filmed in the Elm Street house, and Annie’s bedroom—you know, Laurie’s friend Annie, strangled by Michael Myers in the car and later displayed beneath the tombstone from Judith Myers’ grave—was also Nancy’s bedroom in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET!
That house, already valuable in terms of Geek Cred, just became priceless. If only I had the money to buy it. I’d turn it into a museum.