Freddy Krueger

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Freddy Krueger is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series.wikipedia
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (franchise)

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Freddy Krueger is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series.
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.

Wes Craven

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He first appeared in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) as the spirit of a serial killer who uses a gloved hand with razors to kill his victims in their dreams, causing their deaths in the real world as well. The character was created by Wes Craven and was consistently portrayed by Robert Englund in the original film series as well as in the television spin-off. After a hiatus following the release of The Final Nightmare, Krueger was brought back in Wes Craven's New Nightmare by Wes Craven, who had not worked on the film series since the third film, Dream Warriors.
He is best known for creating A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and Scream (1996), featuring the characters of Freddy Krueger, Nancy Thompson, Ghostface, and Sidney Prescott.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

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He first appeared in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) as the spirit of a serial killer who uses a gloved hand with razors to kill his victims in their dreams, causing their deaths in the real world as well.
It is the first installment of a series and stars Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Amanda Wyss, Jsu Garcia, Robert Englund as Fred Krueger, and Johnny Depp in his film debut.

Robert Englund

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The character was created by Wes Craven and was consistently portrayed by Robert Englund in the original film series as well as in the television spin-off.
Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, singer, and director, best known for playing the infamous serial killer Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series.

Jackie Earle Haley

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In the 2010 franchise reboot, Freddy Krueger was portrayed by Jackie Earle Haley.
Subsequent notable roles include the superhero Rorschach in Watchmen (2009), horror icon Freddy Krueger in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) and Grewishka, a huge cyborg criminal, in Alita: Battle Angel (2019).

Nancy Thompson (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

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Over the course of the series, Freddy has battled numerous survivors including Nancy Thompson and Alice Johnson.
Introduced in the 1984 original film, Nancy is the first person to battle Freddy Krueger and survive.

Freddy vs. Jason

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This alias would be used in other films and media throughout the franchise, such as Freddy vs. Jason and the Nightmares on Elm Street comics. In 2003, Freddy battled fellow horror icon Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger) from the Friday the 13th film series in the theatrical release Freddy vs. Jason, a film which officially resurrected both characters from their respective deaths and subsequently sent them to Hell.
The film, a crossover between the A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th series, retroactively establishes them in a shared universe and pits Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees against each other.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010 film)

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In the 2010 franchise reboot, Freddy Krueger was portrayed by Jackie Earle Haley.
The film is set in a fictitious town of Ohio and centers around a group of teenagers living on one street who are stalked and murdered in their dreams by a disfigured man named Freddy Krueger.

List of A Nightmare on Elm Street characters

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He goes on to antagonize the teenage protagonists of the next five films, including Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton), Kristen Parker (Patricia Arquette), Alice Johnson (Lisa Wilcox), and Lori Campbell (Monica Keena).
The A Nightmare on Elm Street series, created by Wes Craven, focuses on several characters who survive attacks by Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a child murderer who gains the ability to stalk and kill people in their dreams (killing them in reality) after his death at the hands of a vengeful mob.

Alice Johnson (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

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Over the course of the series, Freddy has battled numerous survivors including Nancy Thompson and Alice Johnson. He goes on to antagonize the teenage protagonists of the next five films, including Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton), Kristen Parker (Patricia Arquette), Alice Johnson (Lisa Wilcox), and Lori Campbell (Monica Keena).
In The Dream Master, Alice has the ability to gain the "dream powers" of Freddy Krueger's victims.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

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In A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, more of Freddy's backstory is revealed by the mysterious nun who repeatedly appears to Dr. Neil Gordon (Craig Wasson).
It is the third installment in the Nightmare on Elm Street series and stars Heather Langenkamp, Patricia Arquette, Larry Fishburne, Priscilla Pointer, Craig Wasson, and Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger.

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

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Later, in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, it is revealed that he was adopted by an alcoholic named Mr. Underwood (Alice Cooper) who abused him throughout his childhood until Freddy finally murdered him as a teenager.
Robert Englund reprises his role as Freddy Krueger.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (comics)

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This alias would be used in other films and media throughout the franchise, such as Freddy vs. Jason and the Nightmares on Elm Street comics.
Other than the inclusion of the characters Amanda and Freddy Krueger and the fictional town of Springwood, Ohio, the story does not fit seamlessly into the continuity of the films and even contradicts the film continuity in several places.

Patricia Arquette

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He goes on to antagonize the teenage protagonists of the next five films, including Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton), Kristen Parker (Patricia Arquette), Alice Johnson (Lisa Wilcox), and Lori Campbell (Monica Keena).
In 1987, Arquette's first starring roles included pregnant teenager Stacy in the television film Daddy, boarding school student Zero in Pretty Smart, and Kristen Parker in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, alongside Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger and Heather Langenkamp as Nancy Thompson.

Wes Craven's New Nightmare

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After a hiatus following the release of The Final Nightmare, Krueger was brought back in Wes Craven's New Nightmare by Wes Craven, who had not worked on the film series since the third film, Dream Warriors.
Although it is the seventh installment in the franchise and final in original series, it is not part of the series continuity, instead portraying Freddy Krueger as a fictional movie villain who invades the real world, and haunts the cast and crew responsible for his films.

Mortal Kombat (2011 video game)

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In 2011, Freddy appeared as a playable character in the video game Mortal Kombat and in 2017 as a playable character in Dead by Daylight.
Downloadable characters include Skarlet (a red female character based on a rumor about Mortal Kombat II), Kenshi (first introduced in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance), Rain (first seen in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3), Kratos from the God of War series, and Freddy Krueger from the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

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However, in A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, it is implied that Freddy had identified which one of them was his birth father (also portrayed by Englund in a dream sequence), and hates his mother for rejecting him.
In June 1989, a year after the previous film, Alice and Dan have started dating and there is no sign of Freddy Krueger.

Kristen Parker

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He goes on to antagonize the teenage protagonists of the next five films, including Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton), Kristen Parker (Patricia Arquette), Alice Johnson (Lisa Wilcox), and Lori Campbell (Monica Keena).
After Phil and Jennifer dies in their sleep, in what appears to be accidents or suicide, Nancy explains to the five remaining patients and Dr. Neil Gordon that the identity of the bogeyman is Freddy Krueger, a serial child killer whom their parents, including Nancy's, lynched and burned to death years ago, and his undead spirit is now after their children in their nightmares as revenge.

Jason Voorhees

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In 2003, Freddy battled fellow horror icon Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger) from the Friday the 13th film series in the theatrical release Freddy vs. Jason, a film which officially resurrected both characters from their respective deaths and subsequently sent them to Hell.
The character has subsequently been represented in various other media, including novels, video games, comic books, and a crossover film with another iconic horror film character, Freddy Krueger.

Nan Martin

Freddy's mother, Amanda Krueger (Nan Martin), was a nurse at the asylum featured in the film.
Her other film roles included The Mugger (1958), For Love of Ivy (1968), Goodbye Columbus (1969), Doctor Detroit (1983), All of Me (1984), and Chuck Russell's cult film A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) where she played the role of Amanda Krueger, the mother of killer Freddy Krueger.

Friday the 13th (franchise)

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In 2003, Freddy battled fellow horror icon Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger) from the Friday the 13th film series in the theatrical release Freddy vs. Jason, a film which officially resurrected both characters from their respective deaths and subsequently sent them to Hell.
When the franchise was sold to New Line Cinema, Cunningham returned as a producer to oversee two additional films, in addition to a crossover film with character Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street film series.

Mark Patton

He goes on to antagonize the teenage protagonists of the next five films, including Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton), Kristen Parker (Patricia Arquette), Alice Johnson (Lisa Wilcox), and Lori Campbell (Monica Keena).
In 1985, Patton landed the lead role in the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge portraying Jesse Walsh, a teen whose body becomes possessed by Freddy Krueger.

Freddy's Nightmares

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Robert Englund continued his role as Krueger on October 9, 1988, in the television anthology series, Freddy's Nightmares.
A spin-off from the Nightmare on Elm Street series, each story was introduced by Freddy Krueger (played, as in the movies, by Robert Englund).

Jesse Walsh

He goes on to antagonize the teenage protagonists of the next five films, including Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton), Kristen Parker (Patricia Arquette), Alice Johnson (Lisa Wilcox), and Lori Campbell (Monica Keena).
In A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, Jesse is a high school student who moves into Nancy Thompson's old house on Elm Street with his family and begins to have nightmares about Freddy Krueger.

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He is commonly identified by his burned, disfigured face, dirty red-and-green striped sweater and brown fedora, and trademark metal-clawed brown leather glove only on his right hand.
The character Freddy Krueger, from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, also wears a brown fedora.