History Franchise / ANightmareonElmStreet

16th Apr '16 6:04:50 PM AfroThunder
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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]] Music/DJJazzyJeffAndTheFreshPrince in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-56CNh5S7GU "Nightmare on My Street."]] Will Smith The duo recorded it for the single as a gag, film, with Robert Englund providing dialogue. No, dialogue (No, Freddy doesn't sing...sing... but he does rap.rap). It was rejected from the soundtrack, but they released it anyway, resulting in a lawsuit from New Line Cinema that forced them to destroy the master tapes of the song's music video.
19th Feb '16 9:12:17 PM jmf6401
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* AdultsAreUseless: You'd think that by the fourth film, the adults and parents of Springwood would realize that something was amiss about all these deaths but instead remain oblivious at best, or downright hostile jerks at worst. Ronee Blakely, the actress who played Nancy's mother, has said they [[ObliviouslyEvil "verge on being villains"]]. It's not until 'Freddy vs. Jason' that they finally accept that Freddy is not just an urban legend. And even still, it took Freddy killing every child and teenager in town before they finally stopped carrying the IdiotBall.

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* AdultsAreUseless: You'd think that by the fourth film, the adults and parents of Springwood would realize that something was amiss about all these deaths but instead remain oblivious at best, or downright hostile jerks at worst. Ronee Blakely, the actress who played Nancy's mother, has said they [[ObliviouslyEvil "verge on being villains"]]. It's not until 'Freddy vs. Jason' '''''Film/FreddyVsJason''''' that they finally accept that Freddy is not just an urban legend. And even still, it took Freddy killing every child and teenager in town before they finally stopped carrying the IdiotBall.
19th Feb '16 9:09:32 PM jmf6401
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* AdultsAreUseless: With a few notable exceptions, the parents and adult authority figures of Springwood are all oblivious at best, or downright hostile jerks at worst. Ronee Blakely, the actress who played Nancy's mother, has said they [[ObliviouslyEvil "verge on being villains"]].

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* AdultsAreUseless: With a few notable exceptions, AdultsAreUseless: You'd think that by the fourth film, the adults and parents and adult authority figures of Springwood are would realize that something was amiss about all these deaths but instead remain oblivious at best, or downright hostile jerks at worst. Ronee Blakely, the actress who played Nancy's mother, has said they [[ObliviouslyEvil "verge on being villains"]]. It's not until 'Freddy vs. Jason' that they finally accept that Freddy is not just an urban legend. And even still, it took Freddy killing every child and teenager in town before they finally stopped carrying the IdiotBall.
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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** 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.]]
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