History Franchise / ANightmareOnElmstreet

10th Sep '17 3:00:05 PM StFan
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->''One, two; Freddy's coming for you''
->''Three, four; better lock your door''
->''Five, six; grab your crucifix''
->''Seven, eight; gonna stay up late''
->''Nine, ten; never sleep again''

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->''One, two; Freddy's coming for you''
->''Three,
you\\
Three,
four; better lock your door''
->''Five,
door\\
Five,
six; grab your crucifix''
->''Seven,
crucifix\\
Seven,
eight; gonna stay up late''
->''Nine,
late\\
Nine,
ten; never sleep again''



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* ''Comicbook/NightmaresOnElmStreet'' (1991) -- Six issue series by Innovation Publishing. Continues the story of ''Dream Warriors'' and ''Dream Child''.

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* ''Comicbook/NightmaresOnElmStreet'' ''ComicBook/NightmaresOnElmStreet'' (1991) -- Six issue series by Innovation Publishing. Continues the story of ''Dream Warriors'' and ''Dream Child''.



* ''Comicbook/NewLineCinemasTalesOfHorror'' (2007) -- Features two stories, ''[[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre The Texas Chainsaw Salesman]]'' and ''Copycat'' about serial killer who is trying to pose as Freddy Krueger.
* ''Comicbook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh'' (2008) -- Six issues series that serves as a sequel to ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' and crossover with ''Franchise/EvilDead''.

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* ''Comicbook/NewLineCinemasTalesOfHorror'' ''ComicBook/NewLineCinemasTalesOfHorror'' (2007) -- Features two stories, ''[[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre The Texas Chainsaw Salesman]]'' and ''Copycat'' about serial killer who is trying to pose as Freddy Krueger.
* ''Comicbook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh'' ''ComicBook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh'' (2008) -- Six issues series that serves as a sequel to ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' and crossover with ''Franchise/EvilDead''.



** ''Comicbook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh'', in which Ash from ''Franchise/EvilDead'' is added to the mix.

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** ''Comicbook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh'', ''ComicBook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh'', in which Ash from ''Franchise/EvilDead'' is added to the mix.



6th Sep '17 6:40:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* DreamIntro: A regular occurrence. EVERY one of the films starts with the main character having a nightmare about Freddy before waking up in a CatapultNightmare right when he's about to kill them (because otherwise, it would obviously be a pretty short movie). The only mild exception is in [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors the third one]], and that's just because the protagonist is awake for a few minutes before falling asleep. And in ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' it's because the movie opens with Freddy himself.

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* DreamIntro: A regular occurrence. EVERY one of the films starts with the main character having a nightmare about Freddy before waking up in a CatapultNightmare right when he's about to kill them (because otherwise, it would obviously be a pretty short movie). The only mild exception is in [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors the third one]], and that's just because the protagonist is awake for a few minutes before falling asleep. And in ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' it's because the movie opens with Freddy himself.himself recapping his origins.
6th Sep '17 6:32:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* DreamIntro: A regular occurrence. EVERY one of the films starts with the main character having a nightmare about Freddy before waking up in a CatapultNightmare right when he's about to kill them (because otherwise, it would obviously be a pretty short movie). The only mild exception is in [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors the third one]], and that's just because the protagonist is awake for a few minutes before falling asleep. And in ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' it's because the movie opens with Freddy himself.
4th Sep '17 12:27:56 AM Luppercus
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* VillainExclusivityClause: Freddy Krueger tries to kill horny teens in their dreams in all of the installments.
21st Aug '17 12:22:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* BurnTheUndead: Post-death Freddy Krueger has been set on fire as a way to dispose of him more than once. Whether he ''stays'' dead [[StayingAlive is another matter]], but it's definitely karmic given that this is the way he died in the first place.
21st Aug '17 4:56:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* StayingAlive: Freddy Krueger, full stop. They've come up with a massive amount of ways to kill him off, like setting him on fire (again), digging up and consecrating his bones, freeing all the captured souls from his body, sticking an explosive up his stomach, wiping out every memory of him... it doesn't matter, he always finds a way to resurrect himself.
14th Aug '17 8:43:26 PM Angeldeb82
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* '''''[[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street]]''''' (1984) -- Directed and written by Creator/WesCraven. In the original film, Heather Langenkamp plays Nancy Thompson, an average teenage girl who has nightmares for several successive nights. Her friends (including Creator/JohnnyDepp in his first acting role ''ever'') end up murdered, one by one, [[YourMindMakesItReal in their sleep]] -- by the same man Nancy sees in her nightmares: a badly-burnt man who wears a red-and-green striped shirt, wields a knifed glove, and calls himself Freddy Krueger. Nancy confronts her mother, who tells her that Krueger, a child molester/murderer known as "The Springwood Slasher", died as the result of a vigilante murder by the parents of his victims after [[PoliceAreUseless a botched police investigation let Freddy go free]]. Freddy wants revenge against his killers, so he decides to kill the children of those parents in their dreams, where their parents can't protect them. Can Nancy stop Freddy once and for all? Well...since several sequels followed this one, one can only assume...

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* '''''[[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984 A '''''Film/{{A Nightmare on Elm Street]]''''' Street|1984}}''''' (1984) -- Directed and written by Creator/WesCraven. In the original film, Heather Langenkamp plays Nancy Thompson, an average teenage girl who has nightmares for several successive nights. Her friends (including Creator/JohnnyDepp in his first acting role ''ever'') end up murdered, one by one, [[YourMindMakesItReal in their sleep]] -- by the same man Nancy sees in her nightmares: a badly-burnt man who wears a red-and-green striped shirt, wields a knifed glove, and calls himself Freddy Krueger. Nancy confronts her mother, who tells her that Krueger, a child molester/murderer known as "The Springwood Slasher", died as the result of a vigilante murder by the parents of his victims after [[PoliceAreUseless a botched police investigation let Freddy go free]]. Freddy wants revenge against his killers, so he decides to kill the children of those parents in their dreams, where their parents can't protect them. Can Nancy stop Freddy once and for all? Well...since several sequels followed this one, one can only assume...



* '''''[[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 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.

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* '''''[[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2010 A '''''Film/{{A Nightmare on Elm Street]]''''' Street|2010}}''''' (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 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.



* ''Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare'' (1991) -- An adaption of ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare''. Third issue was published also in 3-D format.

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* ''Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare'' (1991) -- An adaption adaptation of ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare''. Third issue was published also in 3-D format.



* ChildOfRape: Freddy himself.

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* ChildOfRape: ChildByRape: Freddy himself.



** In the FanFilm ''Film/FreddyVsGhostbusters'', Freddy is pitted against the [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} ghostbusters]]. [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin The ghostbusters defeat Freddy]], but [[TheBadGuyWins Freddy wins]] in one of the {{Alternate Ending}}s they shot, and does a VictoryDance.

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** In the FanFilm ''Film/FreddyVsGhostbusters'', Freddy is pitted against the [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} ghostbusters]].Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}. [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin The ghostbusters defeat Freddy]], but [[TheBadGuyWins Freddy wins]] in one of the {{Alternate Ending}}s they shot, and does a VictoryDance.



* 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.

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* DemonOfHumanOrigin: Freddy Krueger's backstory involves being burnt by a lynch mob and 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.



* EvilMakesYouUgly: Freddy Krueger. It's partially [[JustifiedTrope justified]] since he was burned to death, but the deal with the dream demons probably contributed to his ugly, disfigured look too.

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* EvilMakesYouUgly: Freddy Krueger. It's partially [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|Trope}} since he was burned to death, but the deal with the dream demons probably contributed to his ugly, disfigured look too.



* {{Flanderization}}: Freddy himself. Part of the appeal of the character for the first couple of films was that unlike a lot of slasher film killers, Freddy talked and would make the occasional wisecrack to his victims as he kills them. Sadly, as the sequels progressed, the writers would make Freddy a literal wisecracking machine, with lame puns and other jokey dialogue. At the sixth film, he was completely comical and only his killing characters and his scary-ass look kept him from being dismissible as a joke. ''New Nightmare'' and ''Freddy vs. Jason'' reversed this decline, though ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' still features callbacks to past one-liners, such as referring to an African American girl he kills as "Dark Meat" and playing pinball with Jason. According to interviews before it's release, ''Freddy Vs Jason'''s portrayal was intended as a sort of AdaptationDistillation. Using the wise-cracking nature of the later movies, but taking it to levels that they summed up as [[DudeNotFunny "A sick dog".]]
* ForTheEvulz: Freddy doesn't have any motive for killing people beyond the fact that he finds it entertaining. The sixth film suggests that his [[AbusiveParents abusive foster father]] had a hand in making him such a sadist, although his ChildOfRape (of a nun, by 100 different psychopaths) origin implies that at least some of it was InTheBlood even beforehand. The remake tries to change this and make his character ''slightly'' less of a monster than his original incarnation.

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* {{Flanderization}}: Freddy himself. Part of the appeal of the character for the first couple of films was that unlike a lot of slasher film killers, Freddy talked and would make the occasional wisecrack to his victims as he kills them. Sadly, as the sequels progressed, the writers would make Freddy a literal wisecracking machine, with lame puns and other jokey dialogue. At the sixth film, he was completely comical and only his killing characters and his scary-ass look kept him from being dismissible as a joke. ''New Nightmare'' and ''Freddy vs. Jason'' reversed this decline, though ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' still features callbacks to past one-liners, such as referring to an African American girl he kills as "Dark Meat" and playing pinball with Jason. According to interviews before it's release, ''Freddy Vs Jason'''s portrayal was intended as a sort of AdaptationDistillation. Using the wise-cracking nature of the later movies, but taking it to levels that they summed up as [[DudeNotFunny "A sick dog".]]
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* ForTheEvulz: Freddy doesn't have any motive for killing people beyond the fact that he finds it entertaining. The sixth film suggests that his [[AbusiveParents abusive foster father]] had a hand in making him such a sadist, although his ChildOfRape ChildByRape (of a nun, by 100 different psychopaths) origin implies that at least some of it was InTheBlood even beforehand. The remake tries to change this and make his character ''slightly'' less of a monster than his original incarnation.



* HarmfulToMinors: Freddy was a child killer in life, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen and he could've been worse.]] Wes Craven's original plan was to have Freddy be a ''molester'' as well, but he trashed the idea to avoid being accused of [[RippedFromTheHeadlines exploiting a series of highly publicised child molestations in California that occurred while the film was in production]]. The implication was fairly clear in the original films anyway and become extremely obvious in ''Freddy vs. Jason''. And stated straight out in the remake.

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* HarmfulToMinors: Freddy was a child killer in life, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen and he could've been worse.]] worse]]. Wes Craven's original plan was to have Freddy be a ''molester'' as well, but he trashed the idea to avoid being accused of [[RippedFromTheHeadlines exploiting a series of highly publicised child molestations in California that occurred while the film was in production]]. The implication was fairly clear in the original films anyway and become extremely obvious in ''Freddy vs. Jason''. And stated straight out in the remake.



* ManipulativeBastard: Freddy loves to distract and torture other people by [[ShapeShifterGuiltTrip appearing as their loved ones]]. Especially in ''Freddy Vs. Jason'', where [[spoiler:he enters the dormant Jason's dreams and takes the form of Pamela Voorhees to revive Jason and get him to go wreak havoc in Springwood, all in an attempt to regain the power to kill again.]]

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* ManipulativeBastard: Freddy loves to distract and torture other people by [[ShapeShifterGuiltTrip appearing as their loved ones]]. Especially in ''Freddy Vs. Jason'', where [[spoiler:he enters the dormant Jason's dreams and takes the form of Pamela Voorhees to revive Jason and get him to go wreak havoc in Springwood, all in an attempt to regain the power to kill again.]]again]].



* NeverSleepAgain: The TropeNamer and the way Freddy kills his victims.

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* NeverSleepAgain: The TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} and the way Freddy kills his victims.



* NighInvulnerability: Freddy Krueger is a combination of FightingAShadow and in some movies The Proxy. He ''can'' be pulled out of the dream world, and then either made to disappear, or with opening an old-fashioned can of whoopass. ''Freddy's Dead'' states that every time he is killed, he will be [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrected]] by the dream demons who gave him his powers in the first place.

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* NighInvulnerability: Freddy Krueger is a combination of FightingAShadow and in some movies The Proxy. He ''can'' be pulled out of the dream world, and then either made to disappear, or with opening an old-fashioned can of whoopass. ''Freddy's Dead'' states that every time he is killed, he will be [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrected]] {{resurrect|iveImmortality}}ed by the dream demons who gave him his powers in the first place.
1st Aug '17 6:21:41 AM Morgenthaler
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** as a crusty caretaker in ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'', directly parodying Freddy.

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** Wes Craven appears as a crusty caretaker in ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'', directly parodying Freddy.
18th Jul '17 1:01:53 AM ThatSpyChick
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* AdultFear: The very premise of the franchise is a nightmare to any parent -- the possibility of your own child being horribly assaulted and murdered by a psychopath in a manner that you have absolutely ''no way of protecting them from''. And worse, this psychopath is supposed to be dead, because you and other parents took the law into your own hands after his string of child murders went unpunished due to a technicality.

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* AdultFear: The very premise of the franchise is a nightmare to any parent -- the possibility of your own child being horribly assaulted and murdered by a psychopath in a manner that you have absolutely ''no ''absolutely no way of protecting them from''. And worse, this psychopath is supposed to be dead, because you and other parents took the law into your own hands after his string of child murders went unpunished due to a technicality.
12th Jul '17 4:39:53 PM ThatSpyChick
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* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: Freddy Krueger is an accomplished shapeshifter in the dream world, regularly appearing as other people, mechanical devices, and a host of other forms. While he can look however he wants, as a nightmare ghost he prefers to appear as his post-death burnt self, probably to scare his victims. His true form in the real world are his skeletal remains, but it remains to be seen if he even ''has'' a true specteral form.

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* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: Freddy Krueger is an accomplished shapeshifter in the dream world, regularly appearing as other people, mechanical devices, and a host of other forms. While he can look however he wants, as a nightmare ghost he prefers to appear as his post-death burnt self, probably to scare his victims. His true form in the real world are is his skeletal remains, but it remains to be seen if he even ''has'' a true specteral spectral form.
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