Freddy Krueger is a fictional character in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He is the spirit of a serial killer who uses a gloved hand with razors to kill his victims in their dreams. The character was created by Wes Craven and was consistently portrayed by Robert Englund in the original film series as well as in the television spin-off. In 2010, Freddy was nominated for the award for Best Villain at the Scream Awards.
About Freddy Krueger in brief
Freddy Krueger is a fictional character in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He is the spirit of a serial killer who uses a gloved hand with razors to kill his victims in their dreams, causing their deaths in the real world as well. The character was created by Wes Craven and was consistently portrayed by Robert Englund in the original film series as well as in the television spin-off. In 2010, Freddy was nominated for the award for Best Villain at the Scream Awards. In 2011, Freddy appeared as a playablecharacter in the video game Mortal Kombat. In 2017, he was a playable character in Dead by Daylight. Freddy is commonly identified by his burned, disfigured face, dirty red-and-green-striped sweater and brown fedora, and trademark metal-clawed brown leather glove only on his right hand. Wizard magazine rated Freddy the 14th-greatest villain of all time; the British television channel Sky2 listed him 8th, and the American Film Institute ranked him 40th on its 100 Years… 100 Heroes & Villains list. In A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, more of Freddy’s backstory is revealed by the mysterious nun who repeatedly appears to Dr. Neil Gordon. Freddy’s mother, Amanda Kruesger, was a nurse at the asylum featured in the film. At the time she worked there, a largely abandoned, run-down wing of the asylum was used to lock up entire hordes of the most insane criminals all at once.
When Amanda was young, she was accidentally locked into the room with the criminals over a holiday weekend. They managed to keep her hidden for days, raping her repeatedly. When she was finally discovered, she was barely alive and pregnant, with the result that Kruersger was regarded as the son of a hundred homicidal maniacs. However, it is implied that Freddy had identified which one of them was his biological father. Later in the series, he is married to a woman named Loretta whom he eventually murdered as a teenager and engages in self-mutilation and tortures animals. In the final scene of the first film, Freddy is apparently destroyed at the end of the film by protagonist Nancy Thompson, but the last scene reveals that he has survived. He goes on to antagonize the teenage protagonists of the movie’s sequels, including Jesse Walsh, Kristen Parker, Alice Johnson, and Lori Campbell. He is portrayed by Jackie Earle Haley in the 2010 franchise reboot, Freddy vs. Jason and the Nightmares on Elm street comics. The original film introduced his backstory as the Springwood Slasher, a serial Killer of children who had been burned to death by his victims’ parents after evading prison. This alias would be used in other films and media throughout the franchise, such as Freddy vs Jason and The Nightmare Child 5: The Dream Child, in which he was identified as the father of one of the rapists.