Nightmare on Elm Street – The Dead of Night Robin lay down on her pillow, intent on getting a good nights sleep. She did not get her wish. In her dream, she was in a park, calm as ever. In a moment, a cat walked out from some bushes; probably a stray. She bent down to pet it, and it nudged her leg lightly with its head.
She noticed something strange about the cat. On one paw, was a miniature glove, with blades sticking out. It took a swipe at her arm, and it drew blood. She pushed the cat away, and started to walk away. Looking, back, she noticed the cat was now wearing a dirty brown hat.
It was following her. She quickened her pace, and so did the cat. The cat rose on all fours, and fur began to fall off, as it grew in size. When she looked back, it was no longer a cat, but a grotesque man wearing a striped red and green shirt. “Time for the cat to eat little Robin!” He snickered, and grinned an evil grin. She started to run, but the madman was quick to chase her.
She suddenly heard in the distance what sounded like a firebell ringing. She closed her eyes, to scared to look. All sound subsided, except for the bell. She dared a peek through her eyes, to see her bedroom. She was safe, at least for now.
Her mother opened the door, slowly. She smiled and said, “So, you’re awake, sleepyhead. Listen, Julie is here, time for school, summer vacation’s over.” As her mother left, she got out of bed. She got out from her covers, and she noticed a few small scrapes on her leg. She thought that she must have cut herself on the way home the day before. She quickly got dressed, and walked out the front door.
Julie was standing in front of her car, a gift for her last birthday. Robin hopped in Julie’s new car. “I had the weirdest dream last night. There was this cat. It tried to kill me. It had this little razored glove on one paw.
I started walking away, and it, like followed me. Then it turned into this ugly guy. It was really weird. But the strange thing is.. the cat scratched me on my leg.
When I woke up, I saw the same kinda scratches.” “Hmm. That is weird. I don’t usually remember my dreams.” Julie replied. At that moment, they pulled up to the school driveway. “Well, here we are!” she exclaimed. “First day of school and I’m already sick of it.” she sighed. “School is such a drag.” “Well, it’s a new school for you, so maybe you’ll like it.I’ll introduce you to a few of my friends from last year.” Later, inside the school building, just before the bell rang, Julie met up with a group of people.
“Everybody, this is Robin, Robin, this is Mark,” she gestured to a cute, tall boy with dirty brown hair. “..Peter,” this time to a tall, black haired boy, with slightly long hair. He bowed slightly. “..Kelly,” a blond, blue eyed, thin person who seemed to be popular. “..Mike,” an oriental with black hair, wearing glasses.
“..and Tracy,” a slender girl with long red hair. Mike smiled, “We’re all in the same class. Me and Peter broke into the computer files.” As the bell rang, there was a stampede of people running for their classes. They were right outside their’s. They walked inside, and sat in their seats. The next person to walk into the door, was a pretty lonely looking girl with brown hair.
She timidly asked, “Is this room 104?” Mark turned around to look at her, “Yeah, sure is, have a seat, anywhere.” To Kelly he whispered, “Hey, she’s kind of cute. She must be new here. Introduce yourself,” The new girl sat in a seat near Mark, but not too close. The day passed uneventfully until the seventh period, where a bored Julie fell asleep in class. She apparently woke up less than a second later, where the class seemed to be empty, except for the teacher, who was scribbling on the board.
In a calm voice, the teacher said, “Now now Julie, you know from last year that sleeping in class means immediate detention. Start writing on the board, `I will always listen to Mr. Freddy.’ 5 billion times.” The teacher turned around. He was wearing a striped sweater, and a brown hat was shading his face. He pulled off his hat, revealing a burned face wearing a beard. He held a peice of chalk between two blades on his left hand.
“You’ll be late for class..for the rest of your afterlife.” She tried to get up from her desk, but she was locked inside. She heard a door slamming behind her, and she strained to turn her head. A woman with long blondish hair was standing there, looking mad. It was not Kelly, nor anyone she knew. “Let her go Freddy!” she screamed.
Freddy ran from the desk, “Alice! It’s so GOOD to see you again. How’s little Jacob?” “Leave him out of this. You’ve killed enough, now its time to stop.” “You may know that I can’t kill you, you’re too strong. but you also realize you can’t kill me. We’re to strong to be killed.
Only one person can truely kill me, and she don’t know I exist. But I can kill others.” He lunged towards Julie, and Alice raced for her as well. Alice screamed, “Listen, whoever you are, WAKE UP! If you die here you die for real!” Julie screamed, and suddenly the whole class was staring at her. She was covered in sweat. She muttered something about a big spider, in an attempt to cover up her breaking the rules. But then she noticed the teacher was gone, as he usually was during study periods.
She looked at her watch. Class was over, early because it was the first day. She met up with Robin in the hallway. “You know that dream you said you had last night? With that guy with the razor hand or something? I fell asleep in this class, and he was there. His name was Freddy, or something, and he started fighting with a woman named Alice.
She warned me to wake up or I’d really die.” “Was he wearing a red and green striped sweater and a brown hat?” “Yes, he was as a matter of fact.” Suddenly, a new voice from the back quietly asked, “Was his face horribly burnt?” They both turned, to see the new girl, and in unison said, “Yes, he was.” Then Robin asked, “You’re the other new girl aren’t you? What’s your name? I’m Robin, and this is Julie.” “My name is Christina. You’re talking about someone you dreamed about?” “Yes. They’ve been really scary.. have you had them too?” “Yes, I have. Mine had something to do with a forest and a cougar, that turned into that guy. Listen, I gotta go find my locker, so I better go now.
Hope to talk to you later.” “Yeah, you too.” Christina walked further down the hall, looking at her locker number in confusion. She accidentally bumped into Mark. “Oh, hello, you’re in my geography and Spanish class aren’t you? My name’s Mark. “Nice to meet you. I’m Christina.
Can you help me find my locker?” “Sure, what’s the number?” “90210.I think” “Hey, that’s right beside mine, I’ll show you where it is.” Christina and Mark walked down the hallway together. A week later, Christina had begun making friends at the school. After school one day, Julie and Robin caught up with her. “Hi Christina,” Robin said. Christina closed her locker and turned to face them.
“Oh hi Robin, hi Julie.” “We wanted to invite you to a sort of slumber party at my house. It’s like a tradition for me, Kelly, and Tracy. We thought you and Robin might want to join us this year. “Sure, sounds like fun,” “Ok, here are the directions to my house,” Robin handed Christina a folded slip of paper, “Arrive around 7, ok?” “Ok, I’ll be there.” Christina pulled up to the address on her directions. Her black convertable slowed, then stopped.
She walked up to the door, and rang the doorbell. Julie answered, “Come on in Christina, you can change upstairs, first door to your left.” After a few hours of trading secrets and pigging out, they decided to go to sleep. No sooner had their heads touched their pillows, then their pillows had vanished. They were lying on a dirty floor, with musty air everywhere. “Where are we?” Robin asked. “Oh no, we’re here! The house of that madman!” Christina yelled.
A light turned on in a corner. A throaty voice said, “Are you talking about me? I appreciate the compliment, but flattery will get you nowhere.” He grinned and raised his right hand, flicking the blades slowly. He lunged at Christina, who closed her eyes and shielded her head with her arms, awaiting the impending blow. The blow never came. Freddy’s razor passed harmlessly through Christina. “Well, ain’t this an interesting development.” “Do whatever you can! This is just a dream, you’re not bound by physical laws.
Don’t get hit!” Christina yelled. Tracy bent on all fours, and grew hair, changing into a cheetah. She jumped at Freddy, who held her up. He grabbed a hold of her paw, and pushed it into her stomach, the claws making her bleed. He threw her to the ground, dying in human form.
“1 down, 7 to go!” Freddy moved in on Robin. She dodged, but got cut on her stomach. She fell to the floor. Kelly tackled Freddy before he could do anything to her. Robin waved a hand over her injuries, which healed before her eyes. Kelly, while trying to escape, got a small cut on her arm.
The rest of the girls huddled near Tracy’s body. Someone else bro …