October 16, 2008: A Nightmare on Elm Street
“One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Three, four, better lock your door.
Five, six, grab your crucifix.
Seven, eight, better stay awake.
Nine, ten, never sleep again.”
I know a lot of you have been asking for it and here it is the burnt corpse with a razor-sharp glove that haunts your dreams in the horror classic – A Nightmare on Elm Street.
The movie is about a group of teenagers in the town of Springwood, who are being haunted by a burnt figure that invades their dreams and turns them into their worst nightmares.
This burnt figure is the ghost of Freddy Krueger (a.k.a The Springwood Slasher), a child murderer that was killed by the neighborhood parents.
He seeks revenge and finds he can take vengeance where the parents can’t save them, where they’re most vulnerable – in their dreams.
Now, one by one, as they fall asleep the teenagers are beginning to be picked off by the claw wielding maniac and even pills and coffee will not work and as they lay their head down they know that they are going to be battling Freddy for their lives.
Freddy Krueger, like Jason Voorhees, is an icon in this genre. I will admit that I enjoyed the first one immensely but unlike the Friday the 13th sequels, I really did not care for the Nightmare on Elm Street follow ups.
Yet … I will recommend the first one, because it’s a fun, scary and something that hasn’t been done before. Freddy is a sick person, but his sense of humor is sharp and you will catch yourself laughing at some of his one liners.