In 1984, horror-master Wes Craven famously introduced the world to Freddy Krueger, one of horror’s most frightening, conniving villains, and the central antagonist in the A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise. Freddy Krueger is the spirit of a serial killer who haunts his unsuspecting victims in their dreams and ultimately kills them. In doing so, these victims simultaneously die in the real world. Known for his terrifying appearance, Freddy notably dons a gloved hand with sharp razors latched on, a torn red-and-green striped sweater, and his trademark fedora. Thus, Freddy has become a recognizable icon in the realm of horror, and indeed, is what nightmares are made of.
Robot Englund’s Freddy Krueger is one of horror’s most conniving villains, though a possible recast is on the horizon. Who could play him next?