Nightmare on Elm Street House sells for nearly $3 million
The Los Angeles home made famous in Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street movies has a new owner, and it all cost nearly $3 million.
The house made famous in the freddie films and which served as the home of the series original Final Girl which sold for nearly $3 million. The house debuted in the first Nightmare film in 1984, serving as the filming location for the Elm Street home of protagonist Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp). He has since appeared intermittently in some of the film’s later sequels and reboots.
freddie introduced the world to one of the most important figures in horror film history with Robert Englund’s Freddy Krueger and also served as Johnny Depp’s film debut. While the film, written and directed by Wes Craven, sets Elm Street in the fictional town of Springwood, Ohio, the actual house in which Freddy Krueger tormented Nancy is located in Los Angeles, where most of the film was shot. The house that was once plagued by a razor-gloved dream murderer now has a new owner, and the price was high.
The house just sold for $2.98 million, according to real estate agent.com. The 3-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom Dutch Colonial was previously owned by Hustlers director Lorene Scafaria and was, “reinvented by an English designer in the mid-2000s.According to the site, the house sold for 98% more than its surrounding properties. As if being a staple of horror history wasn’t enough, the Nightmare on Elm Street house was also the filming location for Bo Burnham’s latest TV special, Inside.
While the Elm Street house may be out of the market, there are actually a surprising number of other famous horror movie locations people can visit in real life. Last year, the house that served as Stu’s residence in Scream was available on Airbnb to commemorate the film’s 25th anniversary ahead of the release of its fifth installment. Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in Hardwick, New Jersey served as the filming location for Camp Crystal Lake in the original Friday 13 film and can now be visited and often hosts events celebrating the film. The Timberline Lodge, which replaced the Overlook Hotel in many the brilliant‘s outdoor shots, is still active and accepting reservations. The service station of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre even has a gift shop section now.
Nancy’s house in freddie will forever remain a landmark location in the history of horror movies. His final confrontation with Krueger through his theater helped usher in the revival of 1980s slasher film. Let’s hope the new owners appreciate the importance of the house in the hearts and minds of many moviegoers and sleep soundly.
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Source: real estate agent.com
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