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10 Horror Movies That Got Better After Dropping Their Original Premise

Some horror movies take a wild left turn at the midpoint, suddenly becoming scarier, funnier, and sometimes more original. Traditionally, horror movies live or die based on their premise alone. Wes Craven’s A Nightmare On Elm Street, for instance, may have benefited from superb performances from Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, and a young Johnny Depp, but the idea of a serial killer who can attack his victims in their dreams was the movie’s real selling point. Before viewers got to see a second of Craven’s masterful direction and smart, inventive scares, A Nightmare On Elm Street won over audiences with its guiding premise.

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