Friday, January 1, 2010

not all dreams are sweet

Frederick Charles "Freddy" Krueger is a fictional character from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series of films. Created by Wes Craven and portrayed by actor Robert Englund in every film of the series, he is an undead serial killer who can attack his victims from within their own dreams. Freddy is commonly identified by his burnt, disfigured face, red and green striped sweater, brown fedora hat, and trademark metal-clawed leather glove, which he fashioned himself. His full name has been listed as Frederick Charles Krueger. Wizard Magazine rated him the 14th greatest villain of all time, and he came in 8th on British television channel Sky Two's Greatest Villains of All Time.
Wes Craven claims his inspiration for the basis of Krueger's power stemmed from several stories in the LA Times about a series of mysterious deaths: all the victims had reported recurring nightmares beforehand, and died in their sleep. Physically, Craven's inspirations for Freddy included a homeless man who had frightened Craven as a youth and a bully at his school. The 1970s pop song "Dream Weaver" by Gary Wright sealed the story for Craven, giving him not only an artistic setting to "jump off" from, but the synthesizer riff from the Elm Street soundtrack.
Robert Englund has expressed many times that he feels that the deeper meaning behind the character is that he represents neglect, particularly the neglect that children and teens are sometimes subject to when growing up.


Our Love Story said...

my gosh, i hate this man! actually, i haven't seen any of his films...hehehe... but he's famous during my high school days...yah, i remember watching once... i wasn't too scary before... as i've told you, 'the ring' made a big impact in my nervous system hehehe! keep it up... been visiting this site often.. everyday i get excited to see what's new here...

Bluedreamer said...

gheeh another brave commentator here thanks for visiting here our love story

PoOr PrInCe said...

spoky freddie kruger the king of nigthmares
i from now on ill pray first before sleeping

PoOr PrInCe said...

hey creep buddy i have somthing for you at my IN MY MIND check it out

Bluedreamer said...

ghheh i will need to see that

Allison said...

I love all the nightmare on elm street films
1,2, freddie's coming for you
3,4,there's a knock on your door
YAY just great,i shall be visiting again.
Great blog keep it up.