Bringing Nightmares To Life With Production Designer Mick Strawn
The imagery and effects of the A Nightmare on Elm Street films are mystifying and iconic. Bringing the dream world to life in the 80s required resourcefulness, talent, and apparently a lot of "committees." Production designer and art director, Mick Strawn, has been the creative force in everything we have come to know and love about the Elm Street universe.
From the Freddy snake to the junk yard of death, tongue-tied Joey, Alice & Dan's crash into nothingness, and more, the most cherished visuals in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master are courtesy of the brilliant Mick Strawn. Not only has he influenced the films, but he has also worked on the Dokken "Dream Warriors" video, the video for "Are You Ready for Freddy?" by the Fat Boys, and Freddy's Nightmares. Even beyond Springwood, Mick has an impressive resume.
Our hosts Diandra and Paige discuss the sets, effects, and creative elements of the Nightmare films with Mick. His stories are filled with great information and hilarious anecdotes. Let's just say, the Clorox bottle is forever a part of Elm Street history.
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