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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


Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (also known as A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead) is a 1991 American slasher film. It is the sixth –and as the title suggests, intended to be the last –film in the series of films featuring Freddy Krueger. However, the success of the film prevented the series from ending (much like Friday The 13th parts four and nine). Another film, Wes Craven's New Nightmare, was produced following this film. The character of Freddy Krueger then returned in 2003's Freddy vs. Jason.

In the year 1999, Ten years have passed since the previous sequel, and Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) has returned and succeeded in killing nearly all of the children in the town of Springwood, Ohio (excluding Alice Johnson, from the previous film). The only surviving teenager, known only as "John Doe" (Shon Greenblatt), finds himself confronted by Freddy in a dream and is knocked past the town of Springwood's city limits by Freddy. The city limits serve as a barrier that Freddy cannot cross, and the hole John makes when he goes through the barrier closes as soon as Freddy touches it. However, when John goes through the barrier, he hits his head on a rock and does not remember who he is or why he is outside of.


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


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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Robert Englund, portrayer of Freddy Krueger in the first eight films in 2005.


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


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Taunting Tina with his claws in A Nightmare on Elm Street


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Robert Englund on the cast for the 2010 remake of the original
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[...] I'm a big fan of Clancy Brown's, [...] I've been a big fan of Clancy's since Highlander. I love Connie Britton on Friday Night Lights. [..] If she's playing Marge, she's perfect as that alcoholic mom. [...] I love the boy from Sarah Connor Chronicles (Thomas Dekker). I think he's a really interesting choice. So in terms of those characters I'm really pleased. I don't know the director (Samuel Bayer)'s work, but my feeling is that Michael Bay [...] would not put his name on this if he didn't have some real love for the franchise. [...] [>]

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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