A recent Hazard! The episode made some viewers feel their age after the three contestants faded away by tagging a photo of this iconic ’80s horror movie location.
Contestants were asked to answer clues on “Scary Movies,” which included popular horror movies like To go out, Wicker ManAnd Nosferatus. Players deciphered most of the clues, but a photo of a very familiar house tripped them all up.
“In 1984, a house in Hollywood was given the cinematic address ‘1428 This’ for the first time,” read host Ken Jennings as a photo of the house flashed onscreen. None of the contestants attempted to answer the clue.
“It’s ‘1428 Elm Street’ from Nightmare fame,” Jennings revealed, referencing the iconic Nightmare on Elm Street movies. Gamers may not have gotten the answer, but many Gen Xers immediately recognized the house. The house is an important part of the first film. This is where main character Nancy Thompson lives and is stalked by Freddy Kreuger in her dreams.
Turns out 1428 Elm Street is a real Hollywood house, located at 1428 N. Genesee Ave. Oddly enough, the house is actually right across from the location used for Johnny Depp’s character Glen’s house, just as it’s supposed to be in the movie. The house has become so recognizable among horror fans that Universal Studios even built a replica of 1428 Elm Street for their famous studio tour.
Freddy Krueger isn’t the only famous face hanging around the house. Comedian Bo Burnham actually used 1428 N Genesee Ave as a location for his hit Netflix special Inside. The house is essentially unchanged from its days as an 80s horror movie landmark, but the interior has been revamped. The house was recently sold for $2.98 million.
THE Nightmare on Elm Street the films were part of one of the biggest horror franchises of the 80s and are still popular today. Even though none of Hazard! contestants recognized the house, many viewers around the world knew exactly who lived at 1428 Elm Street.