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A Nightmare on Elm Street

Updated on December 5, 2012

Freddy Krueger: A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street featuring horror villian Freddy Krueger is one of the most successful horror movie franchises of all time. Here we'll delve into the origin of Freddy Krueger, cover each movie in the Nightmare on Elm St series, and discuss Nightmare on Elm Street news, rumors, updates, sequels, history, etc.

Scroll down for Freddy Krueger pics, Nightmare on Elm Street wallpapers, Nightmare on Elm Street soundtracks and much more. And whatever you do, don't...fall...asleep...

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Nightmare on Elm St is the Scariest Horror Movie Ever

Freddy Krueger is the best horror movie character

At the time of its release in 1984, A Nightmare on Elm Street did a lot of unique things that had not been seen before in horror films. Freddy Krueger is an original character with a very frightening appearance, he cannot be killed and he attacks his victims in their most vulnerable state. Nancy Thompson is a believable teenager with a real life and real teen problems. This makes Nancy an "everybody" type character and therefore easily relatable. Also, for the first time we see the hero in a horror movie fight back--Nancy doesn't take all of this lying down and actually attacks Freddy.

A Nightmare on Elm Street puts a spin on the classic slasher theme. Director Wes Craven delights in shocking his audience. The storyline is rich, the characters are deep and the terror is intense. By the end of the movie, the viewer is afraid to fall asleep, worried that once you close your eyes you might see Freddy Krueger waiting for you.

Nightmare on Elm Street Soundtrack - Freddy Krueger theme song, Nightmare on Elm Street lyrics

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"One, two Freddy's coming for you, three, four better lock your door, five, six bring your crucifix, seven, eight gonna stay up latem, nine, ten never sleep again."

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Freddy Krueger

A Nightmare on Elm Street

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In the 1980's, a psychopath named Freddy Krueger, referred to in the media as the Springwood Slasher, murdered several children in a neighborhood with a glove fitted with blades attached to the fingers. When a judge sets Krueger free, an angry mob of the parents whose children he murdered cornered him in the boiler room where he worked and burned him to death. Several years later, the children whose parents were responsible for Krueger's death begin experiencing terrifying nightmares involving a badly burned man wearing a glove with razor blades. The ghost of Freddy Krueger is haunting their dreams. When Nancy Thompson's best friend Tina dies in her sleep violently during a run-in with Freddy, Nancy realizes she must find a way to stop the evil psychopath's reign of terror, or never sleep again...

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NIghtmare on Elm St 2

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

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Jesse Walsh and his family innocently move into Nancy Thompson's old house on Elm Street. As soon as they get settled in, Jesse begins to have horrific nightmares. He is tormented by a badly burned man wearing a dirty red and green sweater with knives on the fingers of his right hand.

Jesse's neighbor and new girlfriend Lisa discovers the truth behind Fred Krueger and his terrifying murder spree. Freddy vows to take over Jesse's body in order to continue his murderous rampage against the residents on Elm Street. People close to Jesse begin dying violently. Will Lisa's love for Jesse be enough to help him overpower the demonic presence inside him? No...no it won't.

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Freddy Krueger
Freddy Krueger

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

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Picking up where the original Nightmare on Elm Street left off, Nancy is now an adult working as a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital that have had encounters with Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once battled. One of the kids, Kristen, has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Nancy helps the kids hone their special powers within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her them, Nancy leads a rescue attempt into Krueger's dreamworld in the hopes of putting an end to his evil reign once and for all.

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Freddy Krueger
Freddy Krueger

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

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The dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise in the last film and quickly tracks down and kills all three of the surviving Elm Street children. However, Kristen, who has the ability to draw others into her dreams, wills her special ability to her friend Alice before her demise. Afterwords, Alice soon realizes that Freddy is taking advantage of that unknown power she now wields to pull a new group of teenage children into his tortured domain.

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Nightmare on Elm St 5: Dream Master
Nightmare on Elm St 5: Dream Master

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

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Having barely survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, Alice finds her sleep interrupted by the murderous Freddy Krueger once again. Only this time, the taunting demon is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child.

Freddy's intention is to be born again into the real world through Alice's unborn child. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother so Alice begins a quest to free her spirit in order to save her unborn son.

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Freddy Krueger

A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead

Nightmare on Elm St 6

In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream demon Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children in his hometown and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. Freddy recruits the aid of his previously unmentioned daughter in order to hatch his dastardly scheme. However, Freddy's daughter discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets her father head on in a final showdown.

Freddy's Dead was originally presented in 3-D.

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Freddy Krueger
Freddy Krueger

A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: Wes Craven's New Nightmare

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It's nearing the 10th anniversary of the film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and one of the stars, Heather Langenkamp, is being tortured by ominous phone calls from a voice that sounds exactly like the film's villain, Freddy Krueger.

When Heather's husband is killed in a car accident, it is revealed that he has claw marks across his body. Heather begins to suspect something, especially when she finds out that Wes Craven is writing another 'Nightmare' film. Before long, Heather realizes that Freddy has now entered the real world and the only way to defeat him is to become her character, Nancy Thompson, once again.

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Freddy vs Jason
Freddy vs Jason

Freddy vs Jason

Freddy v Jason

In Freddy vs Jason, Freddy has become weak as the citizens of Springwood have suppressed their fear of him. In order to regain his power, Freddy resurrects Jason and manipulates him into traveling to Springwood to cause panic and fear. While Jason succeeds in creating enough terror to cause Freddy's power to return, he also intrudes on Freddy's territory and begins to steal his potential victims. This ultimately causes this unlikely alliance to deteriorate as the two former allies erupt into a violent battle.

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Freddy Krueger Remake
Freddy Krueger Remake

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010 Remake)

A Nightmare on Elm St remake

Freddy Krueger returns in A Nightmare on Elm Street, a contemporary re-imagining of the horror classic. A group of surburban teenagers share one common bond: they are all being stalked by Freddy Krueger, a horribly disfigured killer who hunts them in their dreams. As long as they stay awake, they can protect one another…but when they sleep. there is no escape.

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Comments - Are you a Nightmare on Elm St fan? Do you like Freddy Krueger?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens, I think that the very first elm st movie (1984) was the best

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done; I'm featuring your lens on my Top 10 Scariest Halloween Villains. It would be great if you could lensroll my lens to yours.

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      richDik 7 years ago

      Great lens on Freddy!! I've added this to my 6 Horror Bobbleheads for Halloween lens where I've featured Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street) as one of my 6 horror villains.

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      paul101239 7 years ago

      yaiks! his face is so ugly!

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      ImmatureEntrepr 7 years ago

      @emmaklarkins: Good suggestion! Doing that right now. And thanks for the add!

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      emmaklarkins 7 years ago

      Super scary! :shudder: You need to add a poll option for "I'm too scared to watch any of these!" Added to Halloween on Squidoo. http://www.squidoo.com/halloween-on-squidoo