Wes Craven | Freddy Krueger
Back in the 60's a child killer by the name of Frederick Krueger was burned alive in his own home by the parents of his victims. Krueger supposedly died in that blaze... But then a decade later kids and teens in Springwood began to die in mysterious ways, most notably in their sleep. It was bizarre, but things took a turn for the worse when somebody whispered the name, Freddy Krueger. Parents panicked, but continued to keep things quiet...
Of course, all this is pure fiction. But August is sort of an unofficial Wes Craven month, with it being his birth and death month, so I thought I'd take a look at his most iconic character, and treat it like a real murder case, with back story and history and all. It's a fun little look at the history and inspiration behind the character, and even Cravens direct influences for Freddy.
Sadly, we lost Wes Craven a few years ago, and way too soon. The horror world will never be the same, even if his legacy does live on forever. I'm sure before too long we'll get a new Nightmare on Elm Street movie, and there is a new Scream in the works as well, so we will see what the future holds for what the late, great Wes Craven has built.
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