History YMMV / ANightmareOnElmStreet

17th Sep '17 8:06:50 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Freddy Krueger, known as the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Bastard-Son-Of-A-Hundred-Maniacs"]], is the dream-invading, SerialKiller antagonist of the franchise who was a [[WouldHurtAChild child killer]] ''before'' he became a ghost. He kept a scrapbook of the "Have you seen this..." pictures of his child victims [[{{Squick}} and licked them.]] After his death he makes a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with demonic forces]] to become, in his own words, "the stuff nightmares are made of." He uses his newfound powers to find increasingly creative ways to torture and murder his dozens of victims for his own amusement by using their primal fears against them, all the while cracking sick jokes. Then he harvests the teenagers' souls and keeps them in a perpetual AndIMustScream state inside his body to drain them for energy. Even in the utterly {{Narm}}-filled ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare,'' he had his moments, like when he taunts Tracy by appearing as her [[ParentalIncest sexually abusive father]] ("Give daddy some honey...no one has to know..."). By the end of that same film his bodycount is already numbering in the hundreds, as he has [[ChildlessDystopia turned all of Springwood into a children's graveyard]] and [[DrivenToMadness driven the adult survivors to madness]]. He makes clear his intent to continue his killing spree [[OmnicidalManiac until he simply runs out of victims]], since "every town has an Elm Street". Freddy is one of the few SlasherMovie killers with a distinct and talkative personality, and has always simply been a sadistic monster who extends his victims' suffering [[ForTheEvulz for its own sake]].

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* CompleteMonster: In the original continuity, [[CardCarryingVillain Freddy Krueger, known as the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Bastard-Son-Of-A-Hundred-Maniacs"]], Krueger]] is the dream-invading, SerialKiller antagonist dream-invading ghost of the franchise who was a [[WouldHurtAChild child killer]] ''before'' murderer]], seeking to continue his [[SerialKiller spree]]. In life, he became a ghost. He kept a scrapbook of the "Have you seen this..." missing children's pictures of his child victims [[{{Squick}} in a scrapbook and licked them.]] After posed as an unassuming, caring father before his death wife discovered the truth; he then murders his wife with no hesitation. When he got off on a technicality, the people of Springwood lynched Freddy, at which point he makes a [[DealWithTheDevil deal bargain with demonic forces]] forces to become, in his own words, "the stuff "what nightmares are made of." of". He uses his newfound powers to find increasingly creative ways to torture and murder his dozens of victims for his own amusement by using their primal fears against them, all the while [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor cracking sick jokes. Then jokes]]; afterwards, he [[YourSoulIsMine harvests the teenagers' souls of his victims]] and keeps them in a perpetual AndIMustScream state inside [[AndIMustScream hellish state]] within his body to drain them for energy. Even in draw their power. By the utterly {{Narm}}-filled ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare,'' he time of ''[[Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare The Final Nightmare]]'', Freddy's body count had his moments, like when he taunts Tracy the hundreds, reducing Springwood to a child's graveyard and driving the adults into madness. He goes on to taunt a girl by appearing as her [[ParentalIncest sexually abusive father]] ("Give daddy some honey...no one has father, and even attempts to know..."). By the end of that same film murder his bodycount is already numbering in the hundreds, as he has [[ChildlessDystopia turned all of Springwood into a children's graveyard]] and [[DrivenToMadness driven the adult survivors to madness]]. He own daughter Kathryn upon reuniting with her. Freddy makes it clear to Kathryn of his intent to continue his killing spree [[OmnicidalManiac across the world until he simply runs out of victims]], since victims, declaring "every town has an Elm Street". elm street." In ''Film/FreddyVsJason'', Freddy resurrects [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]] from Hell and loosing him onto Springwood to spread fear in his name. Growing annoyed that Jason is killing those he wanted for himself, Freddy makes an attempt to kill his pawn; it's revealed he murdered Lori Campbell's mother and attempts to rape Lori herself in her nightmare when she tries to help Jason. Freddy is one of the few SlasherMovie killers with a distinct and talkative personality, and has always simply been a sadistic monster who extends his victims' suffering [[ForTheEvulz for its own sake]].sake]].
**He's just as bad in [[YMMV/ANightmareOnElmStreet2010 the remake]]. See that page for more details.
16th Aug '17 4:53:18 PM ClintEastwood
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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: The installments with Wes Craven's involvement tend to gather more praise from fans and critics.

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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: The installments with Wes Craven's Creator/WesCraven's involvement tend to gather more praise from fans and critics.
25th Jul '17 12:10:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* MisaimedFandom: It is truly disturbing how many 12 year old girls on Website/DeviantArt draw cutesy anime-esue fan art about Freddy Krueger falling in love with their DistaffCounterpart OC of him they made. Who knew skinless demonically powered child rapists are so "cute"?

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* MisaimedFandom: It is truly disturbing how many 12 year old girls on Website/DeviantArt draw cutesy anime-esue anime-esque fan art about Freddy Krueger falling in love with their DistaffCounterpart OC of him they made. Who knew skinless demonically powered child rapists are so "cute"?
12th Jul '17 3:04:06 PM ThatSpyChick
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: While you honestly can't blame the parents of Springwood for burning Freddy to death, this act of vigilantism ultimately allowed Freddy to become a powerful dream demon who would kill hundreds and by the end of the series, poses a global threat

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: While you honestly can't blame the parents of Springwood for burning Freddy to death, this act of vigilantism ultimately allowed Freddy to become a powerful dream demon who would kill hundreds and by the end of the series, poses a global threat threat.
12th Jul '17 3:03:26 PM ThatSpyChick
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* NarmCharm: Freddy's make up isn't exactly a realistic despiction of what a burnt person would look like, but the look has become so iconic fans love it anyway. To the point that when the remake tried to go for a more realistic make-up, it was criticized as "generic".

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* NarmCharm: Freddy's make up isn't exactly a realistic despiction depiction of what a burnt person would look like, but the look has become so iconic fans love it anyway. To the point that when the remake tried to go for a more realistic make-up, it was criticized as "generic".
20th Mar '17 7:04:39 PM PeaceAndLove
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** As the original series goes on, Freddy's burned skin goes from horrfying to looking like a mild skin condition.

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** As the original series goes on, Freddy's burned skin goes from horrfying horrifying to looking like a mild skin condition.
20th Mar '17 4:14:56 PM PeaceAndLove
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* HarsherInHindsight: In perhaps the only time this particular method of death would apply here, Wes Craven passed away in his sleep.

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* FriendlyFandoms: With ''Franchise/EvilDead'' and ''Franchise/FridayThe13th''. Each franchise references the other at one point or another, and there were so many fans of all three franchises that they even had [[ComicBook/FreddyVsJasonVsAsh a three-way crossover]].
* HarsherInHindsight: In perhaps the only time this particular method of death would apply here, Wes Craven Creator/WesCraven passed away in his sleep.
25th Feb '17 6:37:55 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: Freddy's claws against a steel object in the first film. It seldom ever returned in the sequels.
10th Nov '16 1:16:32 PM HighCrate
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* PeripheryDemographic: Despite Freddy getting most of the attention, and the slasher genre being typically marketed towards teenage and young adult men, the series has a notable feminist following due to its strong female protagonists who teenage girls easily relate to. This includes their lead actresses [[GirlsNeedRoleModels who encourage this demographic]].

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* PeripheryDemographic: Despite Freddy getting most of the attention, and the slasher genre being typically marketed towards teenage and young adult men, the series has a notable feminist following due to its strong female protagonists who teenage girls easily relate to. This includes their lead actresses [[GirlsNeedRoleModels who encourage this demographic]].demographic.
4th Nov '16 6:20:40 PM TheJayman49
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* AwesomeArt: The poster art for most of the films are amazingly done (and pretty trippy).
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