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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 5: The Dream Child (1989) is an American slasher film. It is the fifth film in the A Nightmare on Elm Street series. The film's general tone was much more gothic and dark than the films before, and used a blue filter lighting technique in most of the scenes. The film's main titles do not display the "5" which was used in all of the promotional material, TV spots, trailers, and merchandise. The main titles simply say "A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child"

Taking place a year after The Dream Master, Alice (Lisa Wilcox) and Dan (Danny Hassel) have now started dating and there is no sign of Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). Alice begins to have dreams of a young nun, with a name tag for "Amanda Krueger", being locked away in an asylum full of maniacs. Upon graduating from high school, Alice and Dan plan their getaway to Europe. Alice has made some new friends: Greta (Erika Anderson), a supermodel in training, Yvonne (Kelly Jo Minter), a future Olympic diver, and Mark (Joe Seely), a comic geek.

Both Dan's and Greta's deaths had to be cut down in order to ensure an R rating, however there was an unrated version released on VHS and Laserdisc, that showed both of these scenes uncut. The uncut version shows more cables burrowing into Dan's skin. Also, most notably, the cables in Dan's face (which were used in a lot of magazines and N.O.E.S. books) is shown. Greta's scene includes more dialogue from Freddy, and the real reason why Freddy says "You are what you eat!" There were also a few minor cuts from Mark's death, showing his paper self actually screaming in terror. Also, rumored, in one of the opening shots after Alice gets out the shower, full frontal nudity can be seen from a distance. This was also the reason for the X rating.


Selected actor


Jackie Earle Haley (born Jack E. Haley; July 14, 1961) is an Academy Award-nominated American film actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Kelly Leak in The Bad News Bears and as vigilante Rorschach in Zack Snyder's Watchmen. He will be next seen as serial-killer Freddy Krueger in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, which is due to be released on April 16, 2010. Haley has appeared in numerous films, including Damnation Alley, John Schlesinger's The Day of the Locust, and Losin' It, as well as guest roles on TV. A well known child actor, he starred as Kelly Leak in the comedy The Bad News Bears. He also starred in The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training and The Bad News Bears Go to Japan.

Haley's acting career went dormant during most of the 1990s and early 2000s before turning to directing.He eventually turned to a career as a successful producer and director of television commercials.


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Selected article


Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash 2: Nightmare Warriors is a comic book limited series and sequel to Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash. It is written by Jeff Katz and James Kuhoric, with art by Jason Craig and is published by Wildstorm, Dynamite Entertainment, and DC Comics.

Picking up a day after Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash a group of government agents led by Director Russell travel to Crystal Lake, collecting the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis. With the book in his possession Russell heads for The Pentagon (planning on using the Necronomicon to bring back and control Freddy Krueger and the Deadites) and leaves his agents to find and capture Jason Voorhees, who has recently been awakened by a vision of his mother. Killing divers sent to look for him underwater Jason reaches the surface and kills the remaining G-Men before setting off in search of Ash Williams at the behest of his mother's apparition, which claims killing Ash will allow him to obtain all the power of the "Chosen One".

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Patricia Arquette, portrayer of the protagonist, Kristen Parker from Dream Warriors at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection Fashion Show in 2009.

Did you know...


  • ... that Robert Englund feels Freddy Krueger represents neglect, particularly that is suffered by children?

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



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