The following sample essay on Write Essay On Nightmare. A quote by John Lennon reads, “I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?” In Wes Craven’s 1984 horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street, nightmares do come true for the kids on Elm Street. This film panicked the nation and sent viewers into a fear of sleep.
However, what lured the audience in to watch the movie was the two-minute-long trailer which used ethos by credibility, logos by logical order, and pathos by creating fear to persuade the viewer to head to theaters for the premier.
The trailer begins with two young girls jumping rope, next to a narrator’s voice claims, “The kids of Elm Street don’t know it yet, but something is coming to get them.
” During this statement, there is an image of a girl sleeping and something reaching through the wallpaper behind her to “come to get her.” The trailer then jumps into an odd murder scene where a blonde teen is being tossed around mid-air and ripped apart by an invisible killer while her assumed boyfriend cowers in the corner, terrified. The murder was so gruesome a cop explains that the coroner is “in the John puking since he saw her.”
Next, we find another Elm street kid (that we later discover is Nancy, the main character) asking the victim’s boyfriend if he had killed her, but he claims it to be the fault of someone else, someone unknown.
The police assume it was, in fact, the victim’s boyfriend that murdered her, in the next scene we see a cop saying, “He was locked in a room with a girl that went in alive and came out in a rubber bag.” We are then visually introduced to the assumed killer. It walks through jail cell bars, has knife-like claws, jumps through mirrors, almost drowns Nancy, and drags her boyfriend through his mattress right before she demands him, “don’t fall asleep.” Thenar…