“ – Oh, man. Midnight, baseball bats and boogeymen. Beautiful… ~ Glen Lantz”
ago, today (November 9), the slasher movie “A Nightmare On Elm
Street” premiered in 165 selected theaters in the USA (on the first
week), being released widely in the country in November 16. Later, the movie was released
worldwide between 1985 and 1986. This is Johnny first movie and he debuts his amazing career playing the teenager Glen Lantz.
> Synopsis: Nancy is having nightmares. Something in her haunted
sleep wants to kill her. Something monstrous. Something unstoppable. But she
has more to fear. Much, much more…
Her high school friends, she discovers, are having the same fiendish
dream. And they are being butchered-systematically slaughtered in their sleep
by the predatory monster of their shared nightmare.
baffled investigating police ignore her chilling explanation, Nancy prepares to
traverse into the hellish realm of nightmares to wage her own extraordinary battle
with the ghastly killer. There, she confronts the dark, decade-old secret of
the very real NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET!
was a 21 young man playing a 17 years old character.
Sheen, John Cusack, Kiefer Sutherland, Nicolas Cage, and C. Thomas Howell were
considered to the role.
later, Johnny appears again making a special cameo in “Freddy’s Dead: The Final
Nightmare, but his character is credited as “Guy On TV” and Johnny is credited
as “Oprah Noodlemantra”.
1h31min of movie, Johnny appears for almost 25 minutes. 4 small scenes were
deleted and 1 never filmed.
The movie was shot in 30 days. Johnny received $ 1,200/week.
Johnny was married to the makeup artist, Lori Anne Allison and she introduced
him to Nicolas Cage. At that time they were the opposite: Nicolas was an
ascending actor on the way up in Hollywood, while Johnny was a broke young man
looking for money to fund his musical ambitions. Later, Nicolas arranged a meeting
with his agent; Tracey Jacobs and she sent Johnny for an audition. When he
entered the room, the director Wes Craven (so as Nicholas and Tracey) felt that
he had a potential, a charisma, something that the director had not seen in any
of the other actors. His daughter and her friends were there too, and all the
girls fell in love for Johnny. Hours later, Johnny received a call from Tracey
and got surprised when she says that he was selected for the role Glen Lantz.
Now he was an actor who never had acted or done school plays. Many people keep
saying that Johnny was accompanying his friend, Jackie Earle Haley, on the
audition and that Craven saw Depp’s Hollywood potential and immediately cast
him, but Jackie says that this is a rumor. He really did the audition and maybe
had sat next to Johnny in the waiting room, but they weren’t together.