Movies Under The Stars at Ijams Nature Center

Terror In The Woods: Elm Street

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Our annual collaboration with Ijams Nature Center returns with 2019’s Movies Under The Stars series of offbeat classics screened on Ijams’ spacious lawn. Come join us for our reliably spooky Knoxville Horror Film Fest Terror In The Woods double feature, pitting 1984’s A Nightmare On Elm Street and 1987’s A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors against each other in the battle for your bad dreams… though we wouldn’t count out our friends at Frightworks, who will be setting up a haunted trail for your further nightmare needs.

Doors open at 7pm, first movie begins at dark (~9:00). Food trucks and beer garden will have tasty meals, snacks, beverages available for purchase. No coolers or outside alcohol are allowed. Dogs must be on leash at all times. This event happens on the front lawn near the Visitor Center; in case of inclement weather, we will move the event indoors. Ijams awards full refunds for any cancellations up to 7 days before an event, or if Ijams cancels a program due to severe weather.

Movies Under The Stars 2019 is sponsored by Computer Systems Plus and Toby’s Kettle Corn.

A Nightmare On Elm Street – In Wes Craven’s classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends’ parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it’s too late?

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors – During a hallucinatory incident, young Kristen Parker (Patricia Arquette) has her wrists slashed by dream-stalking monster Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). Her mother, mistaking the wounds for a suicide attempt, sends Kristen to a psychiatric ward, where she joins a group of similarly troubled teens. One of the doctors there is Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp), who had battled Freddy some years before. Nancy senses a potential in Kristen to rid the world of Freddy once and for all. 

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