November 3, 2021

EP. 300.8 — A Nightmare on Elm Street

Amy & Paul drift off into 1984’s Wes Craven sleeper slasher film A Nightmare On Elm Street! They give qualified praise to Johnny Depp’s first-ever screen role, appreciate Craven’s meta-sequel New Nightmare, and rank Freddy Krueger within the pantheon of slasher icons. Plus: Freddy appeared in a rap video?


Next week Unspooled kicks off a new series on musicals with The Nightmare Before Christmas! You can join the conversation for this series on the Unspooled Facebook Group at, and on Paul’s Discord at Learn more about the show at, follow us on Twitter @unspooled and Instagram @unspooledpod, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify. You can also listen to our Stitcher Premium game show Screen Test right now at, and apply to be a contestant at!

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