Wes Craven's horror classic, Nightmare On Elm Street, horrified fans with the idea that a serial killer could haunt their dreams. Instead of chasing teenagers down a dark alley, or trying to break into their camp cabins in the middle of the night, Freddy Krueger killed you while you slept.
The characters in these films could never fall asleep, no matter how exhausted they were, because sleep gave Freddy a chance to kill you with his razor-like hands.
The one place you feel safe, your bed, is the place where you're the most vulnerable. What could be more terrifying than that?
If you ask the original Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund, the films could definitely be scarier.
In preparation for his appearance at Orlando's Spooky Empire, Englund sat down to speak with Florida Today. He commented on what it was like to play the role of Freddie Krueger, why the role was so iconic, and why he thinks conventions like Spooky Empire are so vital to the industry.
At the end of the interview, Englund was asked what he would do if he was in charge of the Nightmare franchise. What kind of Freddy story would he tell if he had his way?
Englund's answer was undeniably horrifying. Check it out:
"If I was in control of my own Nightmare on Elm Street movie I have an idea I would have liked to see. I thought it would be great if the children of previous victims, or just kids who grew up hearing stories about Freddy Krueger, were each haunted by their own version of Freddy Krueger. Kids who grew up hearing stories about this Freddy Krueger guy and the awful things he did envisioned him in their own way, and that is the version that begins to haunt them. Some people may picture him as stout, another might envision him as tall & thin, another with a different hat, or a different sweater. He could have different gloves, or even a glove with small razor blades as referred to in the first movie. It would be neat to see very different interpretations of Freddy Krueger based on the child’s vision of who or what Freddy was to them. After all, each person’s subconscious would picture him in a totally different way."
In Englund's perfect version of Nightmare On Elm Street, each victim had their own version of Kreuger haunting their dreams. Your imagination is your greatest tool, and Englund's idea would use that concept in the most terrifying of ways.
Think about it, your inner most demons, the things that scare you the most, would combine with Freddy Krueger to hunt you in your sleep.
This idea seems like a great way to bring revitalize the Nightmare On Elm Street saga. The concept and voice of the original series is still there, but the fresh take on the character would breathe new life into the franchise.
If they decide making an other Nightmare movie is on the table, Robert Englund should be in charge of the script.
Source: Florida Today