In a 2010 interview on This Week In Geek with Never Sleep Again maker Danial Farrands:
You have to put it in context with things going on in the world at the time. Here in southern California there was a massive scandal going on with this McMartin Preschool trial…it was 24/7. It was all you heard about. These preschool teachers were accused of molesting these preschoolers in their care…there were accusations of satanism going on and satanic cults…it made you think more of why Freddy was haunting these kids. You could always read between the lines of it.