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A Nightmare on Elm Street is an American horror franchise that consists of nine slasher films, a television show, novels, and comic books. The franchise began with the film series, which was created by Wes Craven, with various other individuals taking over those jobs for each film sequel. The franchise is based on the fictional character of Freddy Krueger, introduced in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), who stalks and kills teenagers in their dreams; if Freddy kills the teenager in the dream world then they are ultimately killed in the real world. His motives were to seek revenge on their parents, who had burned him alive years before the events of the first Nightmare film. 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 original film was released in 1984, and following it a series of sequels was produced by the independent film company New Line Cinema. New Line often attributes the growth of their company to the success of the Nightmare franchise. 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 third highest grossing franchise 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.



Selected film

A Nightmare on Elm Street is an upcoming 2010 American horror film written by Eric Heisserer and Wesley Strick, directed by Samuel Bayer, and produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller. It is a remake of Wes Craven's 1984 slasher film of the same name and designed to reboot the franchise. The film stars Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger, a role made famous by Robert Englund, while Rooney Mara takes over the role of Nancy Thompson, originally portrayed by Heather Langenkamp. The remake will see its theatrical release on April 30, 2010.

In contrast, Robert Englund, who portrayed Freddy throughout the film series, feels it is time for A Nightmare on Elm Street to be remade; Englund likes the idea of being able to "exploit the dreamscape" with CGI and other technologies that did not exist when Craven was making the original Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984. Fuller and Form likened the new Nightmare film to their 2003 remake of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and retracted an earlier statement when they said they did not plan to "cherry pick" the best elements of the franchise, like they did with the reboot of Friday the 13th they released in 2009. Instead, the 2010 film will be more of a reimagining. The pair also explained that A Nightmare on Elm Street would have a different tone than the Friday the 13th remake. Form states, "I think a Friday the 13th movie like we made was really fun. You know, sex, drugs and rock and roll, and I think a Nightmare movie is not that."

Rooney Mara will play the role of Nancy Thompson, she and Jackie Earle Haley are contracted for two additional films. Other confirmed cast members include Thomas Dekker as Jesse, a jock on the swim team and Kellan Lutz as Dean, "a well-liked, well-off high school jock". Katie Cassidy, Connie Britton and Clancy Brown will also star.


Selected actor

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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Selected article

Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash is a six-issue comic book limited series that was released in November 2007 and ran until March 2008. It was published by Wildstorm, Dynamite Entertainment, and DC Comics. Based on the original Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash film treatment by Jeff Katz, the story serves as a sequel to Freddy vs. Jason and The Evil Dead trilogy. The comic book series was written by James Kuhoric and illustrated by Jason Craig.

On November 2008, Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash 2: Nightmare Warriors was announced to be in the planning stages with James Kuhoric and Jason Craig returning to write and illustrate, respectively. The story picks up where the last left off, and it will feature cameos of known characters from the previous Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street films. The first issue has been released.


Selected picture

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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Selected Freddy one-liner

How is this for a wet dream?


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Selected Quote

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.


Cast

Cast members


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

Characters


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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Quotations

A Nightmare on Elm StreetFreddy's revengeDream WarriorsDream MasterFreddy's deadNew NightmareFreddy vs. Jason



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