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A Nightmare on Elm Street is an American horror franchise that consists of nine slasher films, a television series, novels, and comic books. The films began with the film A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) created by Wes Craven. The series revolves around the fictional character Freddy Krueger, a former child killer who after being burned alive by the vengeful parents of his victims, returns from the grave to terrorize and kill the teenage residents of Springwood, Ohio in their dreams. The original film was written and directed by Craven, who returned to co-script the second sequel, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), and to write and direct New Nightmare (1994). The films collectively grossed over $457 million at the box-office worldwide. The original film was released in 1984. A series of sequels produced by the independent film company New Line Cinema followed. New Line often attributes the growth of their company to the success of the Nightmare series. The film series as a whole has received mixed reviews by critics, but has been a financial success at the box office. When comparing the United States box office grosses of other American horror film series, A Nightmare on Elm Street is the second highest grossing series in adjusted US dollars. In 1988, a television series was produced with Freddy as the host. The pilot episode focused on the night Freddy was burned alive by the angry parents of the children he had killed, though the rest of the series featured episodes with independent plots. Twelve novels, separate from the adaptations of the films, and multiple comic book series were published featuring Freddy Krueger, as well as a crossover film featuring fellow horror icon Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th franchise. A Remake of the 1984 film was released in 2010, and a second remake is currently being planned.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master is the fourth film in the A Nightmare on Elm Street series. It was released in 1988. The film was directed by Renny Harlin.

Kristen (Tuesday Knight, who replaced Patricia Arquette), Joey (Rodney Eastman), and Kincaid (Ken Sagoes), have been released from the Westin Hills Asylum and are now living normal lives and attending high school. Kristen has managed to make some new friends: Alice (Lisa Wilcox), a young, bright girl who is a frequent daydreamer; Sheila (Toy Newkirk), a brainy, quiet girl with asthma; and Debbie (Brooke Theiss), a tough girl who hates bugs. She has also found herself a boyfriend, Rick (Andras Jones), who happens to be Alice's brother. Kristen begins to have bad dreams and feels as though Freddy has once again come back from the dead. During one of her nightmares, she pulls Kincaid and Joey into her dream. In school the next day, Kincaid and Joey confront Kristen about pulling them into the dream.


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Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American actor, best known for playing the fictional serial killer Freddy Krueger, in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors in 1987 and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master in 1988. Despite his reputation for appearing in exploitative horror films, Englund is a classically trained actor.

Englund was born in Glendale, California on June 6th 1947, the son of Janis (née McDonald) and C. Kent Englund, an aeronautics engineer who helped develop the Lockheed U-2 aircraft. He has Swedish ancestry. Englund began studying acting at the age of twelve. He attended California State University Northridge for three years before transferring to Michigan's Oakland University, where he trained at the Meadow Brook Theatre, at the time a branch of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Englund has been married three times and has one daughter. He currently resides in Laguna Beach, California.


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The popularity of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series has led to several comic book series published by Marvel Comics, Innovation Publishing, Trident Comics, Avatar Press and Wildstorm. After the success of Freddy vs. Jason and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake film in 2003, New Line Cinema created their "House of Horror" licensing division which licensed the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise to Avatar Press for use in new comic book stories, the first of which was published in 2005. In 2006, Avatar Press lost the license to DC Comics imprint, Wildstorm who has since published several new stories based on the franchise.

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The Author Robert Englund, in Gothenburg 12-13 March 2005.JPG
Robert Englund, portrayer of Freddy Krueger in the first eight films in 2005.


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" die you little bitch."


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The Author Robert Englund, in Gothenburg 12-13 March 2005.JPG
Robert Englund on Jackie Earle Haley usurping him as Freddy Krueger

Jackie is not big, and I think that Jackie’s size is gonna really work [...] One of the metaphors [...] I’ve used for Freddy is a little rabid dog that just bites your ankle and holds on. [...] And I think Jackie brings that, with his own physicality, to the role, without ever having to work it a little bit. [...] He brings that naturally with who he is, which I think is really part of the way I see it.


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Erika AndersonDavid AndrewsPatricia ArquetteLeah AyresMarshall BellRonee BlakleyBeatrice BoeppleW. Earl BrownBrooke Bundy • Tom Butler • Hope Marie CarltonGarry ChalkChristie ClarkLezlie DeaneJohnny DeppElinor DonahueRodney EastmanBodhi ElfmanRobert EnglundMelinda O. FeeClarence FelderLaurence FishburneCharles FleischerBrendan FletcherJsu GarciaChris GauthierWally GeorgeShon GreenblattBradley GreggClu GulagerDanny HasselIra HeidenMiko HughesKatharine IsabelleAndras JonesMonica KeenaPaul KentTuesday KnightRob LaBelleKyle LabineClayton LandeyHope LangeHeather LangenkampEvangeline LillyRicky Dean LoganChris MarquetteNan MartinTom McFaddenNicholas MeleBreckin MeyerTracy MiddendorfKelly Jo MinterLochlyn MunroKim MyersToy NewkirkDavid NewsomMarne PattersonMark PattonPriscilla PointerLinnea QuigleyJason RitterKelly RowlandJennifer RubinRobert RuslerKen SagoesRudy SarzoJohn SaxonJoe SeelyTobe SextonLin ShayeEric SingerMichael Bailey SmithPenelope SudrowBrooke TheissJay ThomasJoe UngerLyman WardCraig WassonJoseph WhippLisa WilcoxMatt WinstonAmanda WyssLisa Zane

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Alexandra Marie CoyleAlicia NorrisAlice JohnsonAmanda KruegerChip ParkerDan JordanDeanJason VoorheesJennifer CaulfieldJerome StarkeyJesse WalshJoey CruselJulieKristen ParkerKeithLori CampbellMaggie BurroughsMarge ThompsonMark GreyNeil GordonRick JohnsonRod LaneRoland KincaidSheila KopeckyTaryn WhiteTina GreyWill RollinsWill Stanton

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