History Franchise / ANightmareOnElmStreet

26th Dec '15 12:19:29 AM Adept
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* '''''[[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street]]''''' (the 2010 reboot) -- Creator/JackieEarleHaley and Creator/RooneyMara star as Freddy and Nancy in this Creator/MichaelBay-produced {{remake}} of the original film. It generally follows the story of the first film, though not without some alterations (including an attempt to make Freddy look like an innocent victim of a town of overzealous parents). Review buzz ended up as negative (going by RottenTomatoes), but the reviews themselves have a more lukewarm feeling to them, which reflects upon the generic-but-not-horrible feel of the film.
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* '''''[[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street]]''''' (the 2010 reboot) -- Creator/JackieEarleHaley and Creator/RooneyMara star as Freddy and Nancy in this Creator/MichaelBay-produced {{remake}} of the original film. It generally follows the story of the first film, though not without some alterations (including an attempt to make Freddy look like an innocent victim of a town of overzealous parents). Review buzz ended up as negative (going by RottenTomatoes), Website/RottenTomatoes), but the reviews themselves have a more lukewarm feeling to them, which reflects upon the generic-but-not-horrible feel of the film.
16th Dec '15 3:00:07 PM Morgenthaler
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Cut natter.
** It could be seen as part of his {{character development}}. In the first film, he's generally quiet. It's his first time using the powers, so in a demented way, you could say he was nervous. In 2 he's still relatively "in the shadows" but is also bit more playful ("[[BodyHorror You got the body... I got the brains]]"). By 3 he's been killing for a good amount of time. He's tormenting them while having a good time. This goes for the fourth and fifth films as well. By the sixth movie, where he's the silliest, he's just having a good time. Why does he need to worry? He's all powerful in Elm Street. Though this may count as {{Wild Mass Guessing}}... ** It could also be a weird case of BecomingTheMask: Freddy needs fear to access dreams, so he lets a few victims live through their first few encounters, ensuring they'll talk to their friends about the scary freak they've been dreaming about. He starts making wisecracks and taunting these chosen survivors because it makes him seem more powerful, free to gloat and toy with them with impugnity. In time, he starts to ''enjoy'' the taunts for their own sake, and does them naturally rather than as part of a deliberate pose.
16th Dec '15 2:58:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* DemonOfHumanOrigin: Freddy Krueger's backstory involves being burnt by a lynch mob and after dying, [[DealWithTheDevil striking a deal with three dream demons]] to return as an undead nightmare-controlling monster, apparently so he could eventually kill the whole world.
27th Nov '15 10:29:41 AM erforce
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[[caption-width-right:301:The Bastard Son of 100 Maniacs, The Springwood Slasher, The Man of Your Dreams.]]
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[[caption-width-right:301:The Bastard Son of 100 Maniacs, The Springwood Slasher, The Man of Your Dreams.[[caption-width-right:301:No rest for the wicked. Or even the innocent.]]
2nd Nov '15 11:27:47 PM ZombieAladdin
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[[AC:Pinball]] * ''[[http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=948 Freddy: A Nightmare on Elm Street]]'' -- A {{pinball}} machine made by Creator/{{Gottlieb}} in 1994. The player must duel Freddy and survive each night for a week, culminating in finishing Freddy once and for all. Meanwhile, the player can find souls of people Freddy has killed and liberate them from him by collecting them.
12th Oct '15 7:10:07 PM WillKeaton
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** Also, believe it or not, Freddy Vs DJ Jazzy Jeff and the [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Fresh Prince]] in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-56CNh5S7GU Nightmare on My Street]]". Will Smith recorded the single as a gag, with Robert Englund providing dialogue. No, Freddy doesn't sing...but he does rap.
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** Also, believe it or not, Freddy Vs DJ Jazzy Jeff and the [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Fresh Prince]] in "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-56CNh5S7GU Nightmare "Nightmare on My Street]]". Street."]] Will Smith recorded the single as a gag, with Robert Englund providing dialogue. No, Freddy doesn't sing...but he does rap.
12th Oct '15 7:09:38 PM WillKeaton
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* ''I Am Nancy'' (2011) -- Heather Langenkamp took Creator/WesCraven's ''[[SelfReferentialHumor New Nightmare]]'' to the [[CashCowFranchise next logical step]] and made a [[GenreShift comedic documentary]] [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1536421/ about herself and Nancy]].
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* ''I Am Nancy'' (2011) -- Heather Langenkamp took Creator/WesCraven's ''[[SelfReferentialHumor New Nightmare]]'' to the [[CashCowFranchise next logical step]] and made a [[GenreShift comedic documentary]] [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1536421/ about herself and Nancy]].Nancy.]]
17th Aug '15 6:59:27 PM EmilieLynch
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* '''''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare''''' (1991) -- A SeriesFauxnale vaguely set "[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture ten years from now]]" (which is suppose to be 2001) and originally was released in 3D, with the last act being the only 3D filmed part. ''The Final Nightmare'' has Freddy, who has now killed off damn near every non-adult in Springwood, concoct [[GambitRoulette a complicated scheme]] to escape Springwood's borders and begin his reign of terror elsewhere. Since Freddy can only hitch a ride in the psyche of his own flesh and blood, Freddy lures his long-lost daughter to Springwood as part of the plan to escape the dying town. ''The Final Nightmare'' explores [[StartOfDarkness Freddy's own dark background]] while ratcheting the campiness of the last two entries UpToEleven. While the film has its fans, franchise devotees usually regard this entry as mediocre due to the farcical treatment of Freddy's GrandFinale.
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* '''''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare''''' (1991) -- A SeriesFauxnale vaguely set "[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture ten years from now]]" (which is suppose supposed to be 2001) and originally was released in 3D, with the last act being the only 3D filmed part. ''The Final Nightmare'' has Freddy, who has now killed off damn near every non-adult in Springwood, concoct [[GambitRoulette a complicated scheme]] to escape Springwood's borders and begin his reign of terror elsewhere. Since Freddy can only hitch a ride in the psyche of his own flesh and blood, Freddy lures his long-lost daughter to Springwood as part of the plan to escape the dying town. ''The Final Nightmare'' explores [[StartOfDarkness Freddy's own dark background]] while ratcheting the campiness of the last two entries UpToEleven. While the film has its fans, franchise devotees usually regard this entry as mediocre due to the farcical treatment of Freddy's GrandFinale.
25th Jun '15 5:41:10 PM yubiluz
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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' -- Otherwise unrelated to the franchise, Freddy (As depicted by Jackie Earl Haley) is a guest downloadable fighter, having two clawed gloves instead of one.
4th Jun '15 10:56:38 PM SarcasmKid
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* {{Jerkass}}: The majority of the parents throughout the movies are apathetic or just downright abusive towards their children, which is ironic because the reason Freddy was killed in the first place was because the parents were trying to protect their kids from him. Their [[AbusiveParents abusive tendencies]] vary, from Marge Thompson and Dennis Jordan's [[TheAlcoholic alcoholism]], Elaine Paker's [[ParentalNeglect neglect]], Racine Gibson being a domineering StageMom, to the most extreme example being Tracy's sexually abusive father whom she is implied to have killed in self-defense.
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