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Freddy Krueger: Nightmare on Elm Street Films

Updated on October 22, 2016

Frightmares!

A Nightmare on Elm Street features Freddy Krueger who comes after you in your dreams or should I say your nightmares.
A Nightmare on Elm Street features Freddy Krueger who comes after you in your dreams or should I say your nightmares. | Source
Freddy's glove from the Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise remade for Halloween costumes.
Freddy's glove from the Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise remade for Halloween costumes. | Source
Freddy Krueger was a killer who was burned to death but comes back in your dreams and turns them into nightmares.
Freddy Krueger was a killer who was burned to death but comes back in your dreams and turns them into nightmares. | Source
Freddy Krueger fought Jason Voorhees in Freddy vs. Jason: Winner Kills All. This film was a horror fan's dream come true.
Freddy Krueger fought Jason Voorhees in Freddy vs. Jason: Winner Kills All. This film was a horror fan's dream come true. | Source

Freddy's Films

Robert England played the Fred Krueger character and they molded that mask right on his face. England's nose looks just like Freddy's does.

1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984): The first was the best as it explained that Fred Krueger was a murderer whom the townspeople burned up. The parents of the children thought that this was just punishment for the torture that he put the children through. The parents thought it was over. Freddy never goes away. He comes back in their kids dreams. Until one teen makes the mistake of bringing Freddy out of her nightmares and into reality. Freddy's trademark laugh is in this movie just like it is in all of them but, it's spine tingling when goats go running down the street as Freddy approaches. Johnny Depp actually has a starring role in the film. This is easily the best film of The Nightmare On Elm Street franchise so much so, that there has been a re-make of this movie and it was a flop.

2. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985): In this film, Freddy gets inside the kids dreams and their bodies but, it is up to the locals (the officials and parents and just concerned citizens) to learn the trick to killing Krueger. This film was five years after the first film and in the end Freddy is still alive awaiting another nightmare.The grossest thing on this edition was when the main character busted out of Freddy's skin and crawled out of him. This movie explained a little more about who Freddy was.

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987): This film is a year after Freddy's revenge and Freddy is causing bad dreams again but, this time he is in trouble. Kristen Parker is having nightmares about Freddy and then she is put in an institution where she meets other people who dream of Fred Krueger. Together, the crew becomes Dream Warriors determined to show Krueger a taste of his own nighttime medicine.

4. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988): Freddy never dies because, in this one Freddy is defeated truly for the first time as Alice shows Krueger his evil ways. The souls of all he has killed are released but, in the end you can see Freddy's reflection in a fountain of water. This one featured too much joking by Freddy. Some parts are a little scary.

5. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989): Most of this film takes place in an asylum and it never really explains how Freddy returned but, either way it features plenty of screams as well as some laughs. As usual there is a hint of another Film in the final scene, big surprise.

6. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) This was the first film in the series released in 3D and it features many cameos with Rosanne, Alice Cooper and even Johnny Depp who starred in the original. In this one Freddy is stabbed by his own Razor gloves and then blown away with a homemade pipe bomb. The ending was pretty cool in 3D. I saw this one at the movies and it was a good theater movie.

7. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994): Wes Craven who started it all is back as writer and director for this Slasher. Freddy jokes far less in this film and is more menacing than any other time other than part 1 of the franchise.The film treats Freddy as a film on a movie set but Freddy does not cooperate and continues to cause frightmares all across Springfield.

8. Freddy vs. Jason (2003): Freddy, the burnt claw handed killer is faced with an equal. Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th films is in Springfield reigning horror over the town. In the end the two fight and although Jason seems to emerge victorious when he comes out of the lake with Freddy's head, you see Freddy wink and then you hear his laugh as the credits roll. As corny as this one seems, it is actually my personal favorite other than the original.

9. A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake (2010): The remake features scary moments no doubt about it. For the true fans of the franchise it is impossible to replace Robert England. The voice and laugh were too unfamiliar. It is almost an exact replica of the first film with a few minor changes.

Please share your favorite Freddy film with me by leaving comments in the capsule located at the bottom of this page.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

The original Nightmare on Elm Street was scary and freaky from start to finish.  One, two, Freddy's comin' foryou.
The original Nightmare on Elm Street was scary and freaky from start to finish. One, two, Freddy's comin' foryou. | Source

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The First Freddy Was Scary

Most of the Freddy films feature Freddy Krueger cracking jokes but, the original movie was down right frightening with no jokes included. Anyone that is able to creep into your dreams at night is really frightening. The music was frightening and Freddy's attitude was that of a ruthless killer. It referenced the devil and showed goats at times which was pure evil.


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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Freddy Kruger has always been the most frightening entity! Thanks for sharing these and bringing back some "haunting' memories. Thanks for sharing, I share too.

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