History Franchise / ANightmareonElmStreet

21st Mar '17 8:07:08 AM PeaceAndLove
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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 Johnny Depp 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 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 Johnny Depp 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...
12th Jan '17 3:41:43 AM Phobia0
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** ''Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors'' -- Six issues sequel to ''Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash''


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** ''Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors'' (2009) -- Six issues sequel to ''Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash''

12th Jan '17 3:40:29 AM Phobia0
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* ''Freddy Krueger's a Nightmare on Elm Street'' -- Story about Freddy Krueger, unrelated to movie series.
* ''Comicbook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh'' -- Comicbook continuation of ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', which brings ''Franchise/EvilDead'' into the fray.
* ''Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare'' -- Comicbook adaption of ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare''.
* ''Comicbook/NewLineCinemasTalesOfHorror'' -- Features two stories, one about [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre chainsaw salesman in Texas]] and second about Freddy Krueger copycat.
* ''A Nightmare on Elm Street'' -- Eight issues of loosely connected stories from the ''NOES'' universe, unrelated to the movie series.
* ''A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Beginning'' -- Comicbook continuation of ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare''.
* ''A Nightmare on Elm Street Special'' -- A prequel to ''Film/FreddyVsJason''.
** ''A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid'' -- Continuation of ''Special''.
** ''A Nightmare on Elm Street: Fearbook'' -- Continuation of ''Paranoid''.
* ''Comicbook/NightmaresOnElmStreet'' -- An interquel set between ''The Dream Child'' and ''Freddy's Dead''.

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* ''Freddy Krueger's a A Nightmare on Elm Street'' -- Story about Freddy Krueger, unrelated to movie series.
* ''Comicbook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh'' -- Comicbook continuation of ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', which brings ''Franchise/EvilDead'' into
(1989) -- Black and white comic book released by Marvel. Contains the fray.
* ''Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare'' -- Comicbook adaption of ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare''.
* ''Comicbook/NewLineCinemasTalesOfHorror'' -- Features two stories, one about [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre chainsaw salesman in Texas]] and second about Freddy Krueger copycat.
* ''A Nightmare on Elm Street'' -- Eight issues of
storyline ''Dreamstalker'', thats only loosely connected stories from the ''NOES'' universe, unrelated to the movie series.
* ''A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Beginning'' -- Comicbook continuation of ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare''.
* ''A Nightmare on Elm Street Special'' -- A prequel to ''Film/FreddyVsJason''.
** ''A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid'' -- Continuation of ''Special''.
** ''A Nightmare on Elm Street: Fearbook'' -- Continuation of ''Paranoid''.
series. Cancelled after two issues.
* ''Comicbook/NightmaresOnElmStreet'' (1991) -- An interquel set between ''The Dream Child'' and ''Freddy's Dead''.
* ''Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare'' (1991) -- An adaption of ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare''. Third issue was published also in 3-D format.
* ''A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Beginning'' (1992) -- Unfinished sequel of ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare''. Only two issues published.
* ''A Nightmare on Elm Street Special'' (2005) -- Published by Avatar Press, set in the same timeline as ''Film/FreddyVsJason''.
** ''A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid'' (2005) -- Three issues continuation of ''Special''.
** ''A Nightmare on Elm Street: Fearbook'' (2005) -- Stand-alone issue continuation of ''Paranoid''.
* ''A Nightmare on Elm Street'' (2006) -- Eight issues series released by WildStorm. Contains the stoyrlines ''Freddy's War'', ''Demon of Sleep'' and ''Double Shift''.
* ''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''.
** ''Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors'' -- Six issues sequel to ''Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash''

25th Dec '16 2:01:11 AM jormis29
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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.

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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' -- Otherwise unrelated to the franchise, Freddy (As depicted by Jackie Earl Haley) is a [[GuestFighter guest downloadable fighter, fighter]], having two clawed gloves instead of one.
16th Nov '16 9:06:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ColorContrast: Freddy Krueger wears a red and green striped sweater as part of his signature outfit. WordOfGod explained that this particular color combination was chosen because he read in some article that it's the one that the human eye has the most difficulty processing, thus adding to Freddy's unsettling appearance.
17th Sep '16 5:20:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ResurrectiveImmortality: Freddy Krueger is killed several times by the heroes, but he returns each time. The dream demons who are the source of his powers promised him that he would indefinately resurrect no matter what anyone does to him. He even boasts about it.

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* ResurrectiveImmortality: Freddy Krueger is killed several times by the heroes, but he returns each time. The dream demons who are the source of his powers promised him that he would indefinately indefinitely resurrect no matter what anyone does to him. He even boasts about it.
4th Sep '16 8:02:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* HolyBurnsEvil: The jump rope song about Freddy Krueger implies Freddy can be effected by crucifixes ("Five, six, grab your crucifix"), but no one actively ''tries'' to use them to repel him, though they do seem to make him nervous. In one movie, holy water and a crucifix were used to kill him off at the end, however. Justified as his power comes from a trio of Dream Demons, and considering he feeds off of fear, having faith he can't hurt you if you have one would probably protect you from him.

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* HolyBurnsEvil: The jump rope song about Freddy Krueger implies Freddy can be effected affected by crucifixes ("Five, six, grab your crucifix"), but no one actively ''tries'' to use them to repel him, though they do seem to make him nervous. In one movie, holy water and a crucifix were used to kill him off at the end, however. Justified as his power comes from a trio of Dream Demons, and considering he feeds off of fear, having faith he can't hurt you if you have one would probably protect you from him.
9th Jul '16 3:50:57 PM StFan
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27th May '16 7:14:33 AM Sharlee
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* FantasticDrug: Hypnocil, the dream suppressant used in ''Dream Warriors'' and ''Freddy's Dead''. The latter film suggests that prolonged use can put people into a coma, but Nancy took it for years between films 1 and 3 without evident side effects.

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* FantasticDrug: Hypnocil, the dream suppressant used in ''Dream Warriors'' and ''Freddy's Dead''.''Freddy Vs Jason''. The latter film suggests that prolonged use can put people into a coma, but Nancy took it for years between films 1 and 3 without evident side effects.
27th May '16 6:47:10 AM Sharlee
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* FantasticDrug: Hypnocil, the dream suppressant used in ''Dream Warriors'' and ''Freddy's Dead''. The latter film suggests that prolonged use can put people into a coma, but Nancy took it for years between films 1 and 3 without evident side effects.
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