Civic Center, 2 Park Street
Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 265-6910

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Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 2020


Nightmare on Elm Street is a film written and directed by Wes Craven who was a professor at Clarkson College in the 1960s. His film... MORE

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The museum is open Tues-Thurs 1-4
   
 Nightmare on Elm Street, Potsdam, NY

Everyone knows about the 1984 film, Nightmare on Elm Street written and
directed by Wesley Craven. But did you know that Wes Craven taught at
Clarkson University (then called Clarkson College of Technology)? While
teaching there, he helped a small group of students start a film club and
realized his true passion for making films.

Wes Craven denied any link with 18 Elm Street to the Nightmare on Elm
Street film. Nevertheless, he did discover his passion for filmmaking after
making a short horror film in the 1960s with students from the Theta Chi
Fraternity at 18 Elm Street. This 1960s film, named “The Searchers”, was
about strange occurrences at the frat house which used to be a funeral
parlor.

If you have any clues about the whereabouts of this film, the museum is
currently looking for a copy.

Happy Halloween everyone and stay safe!
 

  

RESEARCHERS: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: email us for help at: museum@vi.potsdam.ny.us
 If you are calling or emailing the museum to request some research, we do the first hour for free and charge $15/hour after that. If you check our index, and it lists a subject or surname, the file may contain one obituary or 1 cubic foot of files. Call us and ask us what we have.
We are happy to help you. 

 
This Museum is handicap accessible
 
 
2 Park Street . Civic Center . Potsdam . NY . 13676
315.265.6910