- "Have a nice stroll, asshole."
- ―Roland Kincaid
|Franchise:||A Nightmare on Elm Street|
|Location:||Westin Hills Psychiatric Hospital, Springwood, Ohio|
|1st appearance:||A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)|
Phillip Anderson is a fictional mental patient and murder victim and a supporting character in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. Played by actor Bradley Gregg, he appeared in the third installment in the series, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.
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Phillip Anderson was a teenage mental patient and a chronic sleepwalker. In 1987 he was remanded to the care of the Westin Hills Psychiatric Hospital near Springwood, Ohio under the care of Doctor Neil Gordon. He shared a room with fellow patient Roland Kincaid. Phillip enjoyed creating hand-crafted marionettes as a hobby. Like several other of Gordon's patients, Phillip was tormented by nightmares in which he was haunted by a demonic killer known as Freddy Krueger. After falling asleep one night, Freddy took hold of Phillip, tearing his tendons from his body and using them like puppet strings, making him walk into a restricted area of the building out onto a balcony. Freddy cut his "puppet strings", and Phillip fell to his death. 
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The character of Phillip Anderson was created by director Chuck Russell and screenwriters Wes Craven, Bruce Wagner, and Frank Darabont.
- Character archetype: Angry cynic.
- In the film, Phillip Anderson is credited only as Phillip.
- Phillip Anderson was born around 1969 or 1970. He appears to be slightly older than the other patients at Westin Hills.
- Was nicknamed "The Walker" by the other Westin Hills patients.
- Since Phillip died before learning about his dream power, it is unknown exactly what his Dream Warrior ability would have been. Likely it would have had something to do with puppetry.
- Playing the role of Phillip Anderson is actor Bradley Gregg's second film role and his first work in the horror genre.
- On the DVD menu, Phillip's death scene is called, "Phillip takes a walk".
- Archival footage of the death of Phillip Anderson is included in a recap in the beginning of Freddy vs. Jason.
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