John Carpenter’s Halloween, the iconic horror classic from 1978, continues to be a major topic of discussion even all these decades later. It proves that the movie has left its mark on the genre and that new details can still be noticed. For example, Convention king and Horrors Hallowed Grounds host Sean Clark may have discovered a major new piece of trivia regarding the 1978 horror film – and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Sean Clark was one of the individuals allowed to see the original Nightmare on Elm Street house which was used for exteriors and the interior of Nancy’s bedroom. He was able to enter the house in 2006 before it was sold and renovated, and he managed to snap quite a few pictures of the inside.
After he’d taken the photos, and looked back on them, he realized that the interior of the house was strangely familiar. And it wasn’t because it was used for A Nightmare on Elm Street. In fact, he noticed decor that had been used in another horror film years prior – John Carpenter’s Halloween.
As you can see in the photos taken by Clark, when compared with the screenshots from Halloween, most of the furniture and interior designs from the Elm Street house are identical. And the connections don’t end there. It turns out that the room used for Nancy’s bedroom is also identical to Annie’s bedroom from Halloween.
According to Sean Clark, the owner also had a piece of paper signed by Halloween actress Jamie Lee Curtis. It adds to the evidence that the house was in fact used for Halloween – and although it hasn’t been explicitly proven, it’s clear from these pictures that the connection is most definitely true.
It’s worth noting that the scenes were used for the extended cut of Halloween, which were filmed well after the original film was completed. But the extended scenes still predate A Nightmare on Elm Street by several years – marking a truly fun connection to be enjoyed by horror fans.