Among nerd culture, horror fandoms tend to be some of the most distinctive. It takes a special person, after all, to be that into something meant to disturb and unsettle. To treat the terrible as an old friend requires a special sort of person.
We may have lost Wes Craven last year, but we’ll always have the terrifying films he created—and as long as actor Robert Englund is willing, we still have Freddy Krueger. He’ll be hosting El Rey Network’s “Rip Your Heart Out” Valentine’s Day horror marathon, featuring five Nightmare on Elm Street films.
The latest episode of the puppet web series Glove and Boots has a Halloween theme, guest starring a felt version of Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger. When Mario eats too much junk food before bed, his subconscious summons up a crooning Krueger.
When A Nightmare on Elm Street hit theaters in 1984, it was hailed as a legitimately scary movie. But as the series added sequel after sequel, Freddy Krueger began to lose his potency, transforming from boogeyman to wisecracking buffoon. When, exactly, did that happen? Here's the exact instant when Freddy pivoted.
A few hours ago, Gotham Academy writer Becky Cloonan pondered a thought I'm sure everyone's had - what if instead of breeding Dinosaurs, Jurassic Park hatched Freddy Krueger? Artists rushed to visualise her idea, resulting in some hilarious sketches.
While Robert Englund's made-up face haunted A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven originally cast actor David Warner in the role of Freddy Krueger. Warner had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts, but not before sitting for the makeup test.
Freddy ain't dead — he's back as Jackie Earle Haley, and scary as hell. Watch the brand new clip and learn how this Nightmare reboot finds a loophole in Freddy's rule that he can only kill you while you're sleeping.
There's been a lot of debate over whether or not Jackie Earle Haley's Krueger will be scary or just sad. Plus, the Nightmare reshoots haven't helped our optimism. But hope is not lost: This new behind-the-scenes video delivers the horror.
Freddy is back — and looking terribly realistic. There's the creepy claw that pops up when you least expect, it but gone is the peeled Robert Englund brow, replaced with Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen's Rorschach) sporting an all-too-real burn-ward look.
We saw a clip of Jackie Earle "Rorschach" Haley playing the new Freddie Krueger, and he's like a shining ball of amazing deadliness. So we know Jackie can do Freddie, but does this movie deserve him?