Freddy’s Coming For You!
A Nightmare on Elm Street is the 1984 Horror movie that introduced Freddy Krueger to audiences. Fred Krueger, or Freddy, was a high school janitor who was accused of murdering kids, then burned alive by the parents from the neighborhood.
Freddy haunts the children of the people who murdered him, and stalks them in their dreams. If he kills you in your dreams, you’re not waking up from that dream! Freddy is horribly disfigured and he has a glove with four blades attached at the fingers. This horrible murder glove was home-made in his boiler room with random parts and pieces.
The low budget movie A Nightmare on Elm Street was made for under 2 Million in 1984, and went on to make over 25 Million at the Box Office. Soon after, Freddy Krueger would become a Horror Icon!
A Nightmare On Elm Street spawned seven sequels, a television series called Freddy’s Nightmares (A Nightmare On Elm Street the Series) as well as the 2003 showdown movie, Freddy Vs. Jason.
The first A Nightmare On Elm Street movie featured Johnny Depp’s feature film debut and actor Robert Englund portrayed Freddy Krueger. Another notable cast member is Cuban-American Jsu Garcia, at the time known as Nick Corri, who played Rod Lane. Actress Heather Langencamp portrayed Nancy Thompson and veteran actor John Saxon, who co-starred with Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon, played her father Donald Thompson.
Check out Freddy and other Horror Icons in this cool video from Sideshow Collectibles:
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