Robert Englund

FILM STUDY: the ENTIRE Freddy Krueger story – in chronological order!

“oh yes – this is going to be a good one!”

[NOTE: This post is in honor of Wes Craven, who celebrated his 76th birthday yesterday! Happy Birthday, good Sir – thank you for creating one of Hollywood’s most iconic horror villains, and my personal favorite! Sincerely, Warren]


 

For those that know me outside of the internet, [and some online..] you should know by now that A Nightmare On Elm Street is one of my favorite 1980’s slashers films of all time. Although the series got campy after even the first film, what I do give the films credit for is building an intricate timeline, piecing everything together to make one big story: even if it does feel complicated at times. Fans of the movie[s] know that it all began in April of 1941, when a young girl was [accidentally] locked up in a sanitarium of Westin Hills Psychiatric Institute where inmates kept her hidden for days! This young girl was raped… hundreds upon hundreds of times.. and when she was finally found, she was barely alive. we fans know that the girl was none other than Amanda Krueger – who, after becoming impregnated – gave birth to the demon child known as Freddy – who became known as “the bastard son of a hundred maniacs“. Freddy had a ton of problems growing up, mainly about his infamous [and brutal] conception. [kids are fucking mean, man..] So to release his ‘frustration’, he started murdering small animals. [like the class hamster] As he grew into adulthood – he turned his “pleasure from pain” behavior on himself; cutting his face with a shaving razor for pleasure. After suffering years of abuse from his stepfather, Freddy eventually murdered him.. with this same razor. [sound familiar?] Now, I could go on about how he grew up to become a child molester, and stalked the children of Elm Street, but the lore of Freddy Krueger only goes so deep and I’d feel like I’m rambling, which I would be. Besides, I have an even better idea:

Have you ever heard of a YouTuber by the name of Idiomanic? In case you haven’t, he actually recently posted a rather awesome 5 and a half minute video explaining everyone’s Dream Guy’s entire journey on screen [including Freddy vs Jason]..in chronological order! Better still, he decided to completely ignore the 2009 remake in his analysis- because as he puts it: “that ain’t Freddy!” Good thing too, because like most people who enjoy horror movies – I fully support the notion that the remake [like most remakes] was absolute garbage.. The video also doesn’t include Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, which has Freddy trapped inside Jason Voorhees‘ head. In this comic, he manages to learn of the Necronomicon Ex Mortis from The Evil Dead and [once again] decides to use the image of Pamela Voorhees to trick Jason to do his bidding..if only for a little bit. Ash shows up too of course, but I won’t get too into it. It is a great comic series though, so if you get the chance to read it, I totally recommend it!

Back to Idiomaniac‘s video, you should probably watch the 5 and a half minute video for yourself and tell me what you think, below! Also, if you enjoyed the video, why not hit that subscribe button on Idiomaniac‘s channel? He has a few other horror film chronological videos and for someone with a low subscriber count, he’s pretty damn talented!

So tell me, if you watched the video above, what did you think? Do you feel that that‘s the whole story? Could there be more to Freddy‘s life before he died – or could we really have all the pieces to the puzzle? Let me know what you thought, down below! Also, if you found yourself to enjoy this article, please take a minute and follow me over on my Facebook page [it’s at over 100+ likes – thanks so much!] By clicking “like”, you’ll see every post from warrenisweird the very moment it’s been posted; and I also share links to articles and pictures/videos that will not be featured here on the blog. Every “like” helps me a ton, giving me the ability to write more posts for you to read, [even if I have been busy lately – more on that later!] so be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same, and share the page with your family and friends! As always, STAY WEIRD and:

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Death House [2015] gives me HIGH HOPES..

In recent years, horror hasn’t been as good as it should be – we’ve seen many terrible flops, and far too many haunted house tropes. [I’m looking at you, Paranormal Activity] However, what if I told you that there’s a movie coming soon that is like The Expendables in context, but instead of action stars, we got horror icons? According to IMDB, that’s what Death House is going to be..just hear me out – it’s hopefully going to be better than it sounds.

Already in pre-production, Death House boasts some impressive names from classic horror already, including: Robert Englund [..I know you know who I’m talking about when I mention Englund‘s name], Gunnar Hansen [notably remembered as the original Leatherface], Sid Haig [Captain Spaulding, anyone?], Doug Bradley [also known as Pinhead], Bill Moseley [Otis Firefly, the devil himself], Dee Wallace [she’s been all over the horror map], Danny Trejo [the ‘Machete’ wielder], Kane Hodder [you probably know him best as Victor Crowley] and even Michael Berryman [can the original The Hills Have Eyes get some love in here?] I mean, doesn’t this sound great? Maybe. Or at least, so far.. The plot that IMDB offers isn’t exactly enough to give us something to go on, but it was written by one of the writers/director himself:


“Two federal agents fight their way through nine levels of Hell inside a secret prison known as the Death House. A facility-wide prison break turns their flight into a tour of horrors as they push toward the ultimate evil housed in the lowest depths of the earth.”


please note: this is just a random prison, not a set picture..

We’re also told that The Four Horsemen are the most notorious serial killers of all time..at least, in the story this movie takes place in. Robert Englund’s character’s weapon of choice is fire; Gunnar Hansen‘s character has an unquenchable thirst for human flesh; Bill Moseley‘s is a surgeon, and tends to focus on mutilation and torture; and lastly – Doug Bradley‘s character shares a bond with spiders, particularly the Brown Recluse Spider, whose poison he is happy to dispense among those unfortunate enough to meet him. All four of these killers are ‘safely’ housed in a maximum security wing in the basement of the infamous Dodhoff Prison, aka The Death House.

Earlier, I said that it sounds like it’s going to be a decent film so far, and I meant that. It may sound great, knowing that there’s a ton of famous horror actors coming on board; but it’s not only the actors we have to think of – but the story. Englund is a great actor, but he’s been allowing himself to be in semi-okay horror lately. As for people like Hansen, when was the last time you recognized him in a movie that wasn’t related to Texas Chainsaw somehow? I’m excited for this film, but I’m also extremely nervous; knowing it could very easily flop if done wrongly. I know that Bruce Campbell is also planning a movie involving a group of horror icons, but this one isn’t it; whether or not this [or for that matter, Campbell‘s version] is going to work as well as people hope it will. I guess we’ll have to wait for more information to come to light, because there’s not a lot on Death House that’s been released yet.

if Moseley‘s character doesn’t look even close to Otis – above – I’m going to complain.

What do you think about Death House? I know there isn’t much to go on, but I mean based on the plot, and the actors involved? Let me know in a comment or two! If you found yourself to enjoy this piece of writing, please take a minute and follow me over on Facebook where you can click the “like” button on my Facebook page. By clicking “like”, you’ll see every post from warrenisweird the very moment it’s been posted. I also share links and pictures that will not be featured here on the blog. Every “like” helps a ton, so be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same, and share the page with family and friends!

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