Before becoming one of the most iconic horror franchise villains in film history, Freddy Krueger almost had a very different look.
You can see the images above and below, via Bloody Disgusting.
The images originated with Thommy Hutson, writer/producer of the documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, also a book by the same name, which details the history of the Nightmare franchise from the late, great Wes Craven.
This look -- as well as the final version that fans are more familiar with -- came from David B. Miller
“The final design for Freddy that went through, and this is a true story, is pepperoni pizza,” said Miller, who got the design gig because of another creature he created in a cult-hit horror movie. He wrote in the book, “I did a zombie cop makeup in Night of the Comet. Wes saw that picture and said, ‘This is very close to what I want Freddy to look like.'”