Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on November 9th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
In 1984, A Nightmare on Elm Street released in theaters. This horror film franchise features Freddy Krueger, a burned and disfigured serial killer who invades the dreams of his victims and kills them with his razor-sharp glove.
Nerdy Fact: The idea for the movie was based on a series of newspaper articles that Wes Craven read about mysterious death dreams reported by several Asian young men, who later died in their sleep.
In 1988, Child’s Play released in theaters. This horror movie is about a doll named Chucky that is possessed by the soul of a serial killer and tries to kill anyone who gets in his way.
Nerdy Fact: The original working title for the film was “Batteries Not Included” before it became known Steven Spielberg was also making a film with the same title. It was then changed to “Blood Buddy” before settling on “Child’s Play”.
In 1999, RollerCoaster Tycoon released. This PC game lets you build and run your own theme park with various rides and scenarios.
Nerdy Fact: The game was very popular and sold 4 million copies. It also came free with frozen pizza in 2003.
In 2018, The Grinch released in theaters. This is an animated film based on the classic book by Dr. Seuss, about a green creature who hates Christmas and tries to ruin it for the people of Whoville, but learns the true meaning of the holiday from a kind-hearted girl named Cindy Lou Who.
Nerdy Fact: In Despicable Me 3, Margo is seen wearing a t-shirt with this version of the Grinch on the front. This was a nod to the upcoming movie by Illumination Entertainment, which produced both films.