THE SOUNDTRACK IS SILENT as the New Line Cinema logo falls into place.
CUT TO BLACK
GIRL: (V.O.) There was a ghost story...about a guy who killed kids in their dreams.
BOY: (V.O.) Fred Krueger, right?
Silence. Then we slam into a series of FLASH CUTS:
INT. BOILER ROOM---A woman's corpse explodes from the boiler, teeming with flames.
INT. CHURCH---A man in hooded robes is knelt in the shadows, holding two pistols.
CU on two legs in ragged pants, stalking down a corridor.
EXT. ROOFTOP---A bloodied teen running frantically across the roof stumbles over the edge, the street fifty floors down.
CU on a man's hand. He holds a prescription bottle, the label reading HYPNOCIL.
WIDE SHOT of an older man falling into a sea of swirling red shapes.
INT. CHURCH---The robes fly off the man's shoulders and he spins, firing both pistols.
A young woman screaming.
Two cars smashing together in an intersection.
Then DEAD SILENCE. DARKNESS.
BOY: (V.O.) My dream, my rules.
FREDDY: (V.O.) Freddy rules.
CUT TO a shot of an enraged Freddy swinging his claws AT CAMERA.
CUT TO TITLE: A Nightmare on Elm Street 7---FREDDY RULES.
CU on Freddy's smiling face.
FREDDY: You think, therefore I am.
SUPERIMPOSE: "January, 2002. You'll never sleep again."