|Alice shatters Freddy's dreams with the looking glass in NOES 4.|
|"Game of darts, Dorothy?" I love the red shoes.|
Of course, with the red and green theme running through the whole movie, you might expect a dartboard to be used as a prop in this movie, just on those red and green colours alone.
While this is no Kubrick film, the imagery in this film is still pretty good.
In the above picture we see a red door on a predominantly green house with a red and green coloured apple tree to the right of it.
Which is no big surprise when we realize Freddy is dressed in a predominantly red and green costume.
But it was this study of The Shining that really alerted me the the red and green imagery in some films using those colours on a more esoteric level.
" Fans of numerology in The Shining will be happy to note there are 21 possible scores in the black and white sections of the dart board, while there are 42 possible scores in the colored sections of the board.
While some see numerology as the key to opening hidden meanings in the narrative, others see numerology as a trap.
Let’s just note that ‘black and white’ is the lower scoring area and ‘color’ the higher scoring. Danny is first seen wearing the number 42 on a sweat shirt with a basketball-playing Bugs Bunny on its chest, so ‘high scores’ are part of his outlook.
There are 41 sections of black and white on the board, but 42 sections of color.
Danny leaves his father behind in the black and white photograph, to repeat himself over and over again, but Danny moves on the next number, into the full spectrum. "
Even the Colorado flag has some good hidden meanings, maybe?
I only watched Nightmare 4 because I was reading Andras Jones' book at the time and didn't remember that much about the movie, which I saw back when it first came out.
Also writing about 42 above, notice the number of the haunted house in the movie?
The film opens with a little girl
(who we find out in a later dream sequence at the beach, that her name is also Alice)
digging, or wiping away the dirt.
Which I can relate to -
Just how many red and green doors do you see in this film?
Mirrors are something you'll notice a fair bit, too.
There might be something in the dog biting the left arm of Kristen, too?
I personally thought it was some Sirius s#!t going on, but who knows?-)
|"What the hell am I? A rabbit? Christ Alice..."|
|Red and green and sort of like a dartboard?|
|Sort of like a bulls-eye,being so close to center?|
|Common DMT vision apparently.|
While I'm fascinated by DMT research, I don't advocate taking drugs, and I definitely don't advocate sun-gazing, or looking into the sun.
|Pineapple above bedhead in the bedroom of one main character...|
|Who ends up dead in the water. Crucified?|
|"No shoes, no service"|
The Wizard Of Oz type red shoes.
|Red shoes on the first victim.|
|Red shoes on the reptilian poster on the right.|
|My red shoe deodorizer and mini dartboard on my desk.|
I went grocery shopping with my wife and came across a red shoe deodorizer for hanging from car mirrors.
I bought it and it now hangs to the side of my computer next to my miniature dartboard.
When Alice goes into see these movies she is sucked into the movie-screen after a tornado develops in the movie and pulls her in shoes first.
|There's a storm coming Alice / Dorothy.|
See the blue trumpet shaped lamp in the above two photos.
The pink elephant on the bed may have been more appropriate in Alice's father's bedroom though, being an alcoholic and all ;-)
And here's one of my favourite Jesus pictures for more traditionalists Christmas folk -
I love sacred heart imagery.
Something Freddy certainly doesn't have.
|Subliminal Sex Messages?|
|FRED as in RED RUM maybe?|
|Final scene with the image of Freddy swimming in the fountain /portal.|
|"Swish. Feed the fish"|
Hope Marie (Virgin Mary?) Carlton plays the pin-up girl.
Danny Hassel plays Dan (Steely Dan?), Tuesday Knight plays Kristen, but the Little Girl who we find out is named Alice is played by Kristen Clayton!?
Tuesday Knight also sings the song "Nightmare" from the film soundtrack.
I also thought it was amusing when there was a scene between Kristen and Alice where one asks the other,
"Did you ever hear of the Dream-master?"
and the other one says
"Sounds like a game show host to me" ?-)
I you think the use of red and green in "Nightmare 4" goes a little overboard, try
The Attic Expeditions, also starring Andras Jones.
|Andras Jones in The Attic Expeditions.|
|Don't forget to shake the 8-Ball with the left hand.|
Which is a personal sync to me -
The Bird that Flew into the Window
|Time travel explained by Carl Sagan from Cosmos the TV series|
|The pattern on my sofa. |