Welp, it’s official (or at least quasi-official), our favorite dream demon is coming back from the dead. Again.
In 2010 Warner Bros./New Line Cinema released their Platinum Dunes-produced reboot of Wes Craven’s A Nightmare On Elm Street, which didn’t exactly raise any eyebrows at the box office – or with fans of the 30 year old franchise. Now, just 6 years after being resurrected, Freddy Krueger is reportedly getting yet another fresh start.
Even if many fans prefer to forget about the 2010 Nightmare remake, that doesn’t necessarily mean those same fans will be ready to revisit Freddy’s origins again. Six years is not a long time in the grand scheme of things, and the bad taste of the 2010 film no doubt lingers for many.
So, with interest in Freddy once again ignited, now's as good a time as any to take a trip down memory lane (or Elm Street to be more specific) and share with you a few things you may not have known about the Springwood Slasher.
Since 1984, there have been nine Freddy films to date (including Freddy Vs. Jason). And between bizarre deleted scenes, weird side projects, and peculiar television appearances, there is a lot of ground to cover.