But one thing that kept occurring to me in all four films was what was the importance of Nancy's house. In the first film Nancy Thompson is our final girl and she lives in this house:
In the second film, Freddy terrorizes the family that moves into the Thompson house (or 1428 Elm for all those playing at home) and in the 3rd and 4th film the house has made it into local lore and frequently shows up in Freddy dream settings. So what is the big flipping deal with this house?! From my understanding of the series, there really shouldn't be. It's just the house that the heroine of the first film lived in. It's never said that it's the location where Freddy died or where he lived . Luckily for us, we have the internet. And there are people out there who care as much about this stuff as I do. And those people make maps and timelines.
Throughout the series it is implied that Freddy and Nancy lived in the same house but never stated. Which makes no goddamn sense without an explanation. Nancy's parents were part of the mob that killed Freddy so why, oh why would they move into his house? But according to some, this is actually what happened. After they burned Freddy alive, the mob made a pact to ensure that Freddy would be forgotten which included the Thompson's moving into his house and acting like Freddy never existed. Apparently it was always Wes Craven's intent to have Nancy and Freddy connected through the house and this was even more fleshed in the Nightmare on Elm Street novelizations. (don't pretend like you haven't read them) And in Freddy's Dead - The Final Nightmare 1428 Elm Street is referred to as Freddy's house.
An alternative theory is that since Springwood is a small town, the houses (when they were initially built) were designed by the same architect, hence the similar feel. And Nancy's mom held on to his glove for... sentimental reasons?
I fully buy the first theory. It makes sense (kind of), it's just a shame they were never able to incorporate it into the films. It would have made a hell of a lot more sense as to why Nancy was so important to Freddy which I never quite got and it actually would have helped the whole theory behind New Nightmare (1994). I do have a strong affinity for this series and since the films were made back to back there are a hell of a lot of discrepancies and for a mythology as right as the one they tried to maintain in the NoES series, I think we can forgive them their trespasses.