I’m your writer now, readers… This… is God
In case you couldn’t tell from the introduction, today I have completed the trifecta of slasher villains by finally writing about the guy that jumpstarted Johnny Depp’s career: Freddy Krueger.
Freddy is the bogeyman that kills you in your dream. He used to be a serial killer known as the ‘Springwood Slasher’. He killed about twenty to twenty seven children before parents ambushed Freddy in his boiler room and burned him alive. Freddy was offered an opportunity to carry in his killing as a dream demon and thus Freddy kills those who dream and sleep. He kills the children of the parents that killed him which seems like a revenge circle that never ends. Poor Freddy has only killed 43 people which is less than half of what Michael and Jason have done but Freddy is still an iconic killer.
Freddy has such amazing one liners like:
- “I’m your boyfriend now, Nancy.”
- “You’ve got the body. I’ve got the brain.”
- “Yes. The souls of the children give me strength. Always room for more.”
Robert Englund is the one and only person that has played Freddy and honestly he does such an amazing job that anyone that tries to make a Nightmare on Elm Street movie without Robert Englund, already fails the film. (Looks at 2010 reboot!)
Freddy taunts and creates fear from his victims which makes him even more enjoyable to watch. Freddy has creative ways of killing and tormenting his victims. His best gruesome kill is in the original Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) where Glen (Johnny Depp) is dragged into a whole and his body explodes in a fountain of blood which reminds of the end of The Shining (1979). At this point we’ve established that I don’t appreciate murder but rather the artistic style of the production.
Freddy has the best and most terrifying outlook like a dirty version of scar faced Deadpool. (Fun fact: Freddy Krueger was referenced to describe Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds). His jumper is so stylish and the hat compliments the outfit. Although I’m not a big fan of finger knives (I prefer Michael Myer’s or Jason Voorhees’s weapon), it makes Freddy look more badass and defines him as an ultimate slasher villain.
Overall I think Freddy is one of the best iconic slasher killers there are and cannot wait for a possible movie that will bring back a terrifying version of Freddy. Plus I want to see him go against Michael Myers since his fight against Jason was the best. One of my favourite battles of all time. (Alien Vs. Predator is up there as the best battle of all time).