A Nightmare on Elm Street & the Science of Dreams
Sun, Oct 14 4:40 pm
One, Two, Freddy’s Coming For You… Before we watch Wes Craven’s classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dr. Volney Gay from Vanderbilt University will walk us through the Dream World with the science of dreams. Nancy Thompson and the rest of the kids at Springwood High begin to have strange dreams of a mysterious man with hideous facial scars and knives strapped to his hand. The only thing about this shared vision is that sometimes the dreamers never wake up—murdered one-by-one in spectacularly grotesque ways as the nightmare crosses over into reality. Wes Craven’s smash-hit horror sensation took the world by storm upon its initial release and has been firmly lodged ever since in the psyches of anyone who’s seen it.