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Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Quarter-Century of Krueger: Variations on Freddy

When you're virtually omnipotent in the dream world the way Freddy Krueger is, you can take an almost limitless host of different forms and appearances. This is part of what makes Fred such a memorable slasher. Here's a look back at some of the most famous (and infamous) incarnations of Elm Street's favorite psycho...

"Snake Freddy" devours Patricia Arquette in Dream Warriors.

In a twisted ode to Lewis Carroll, Krueger appears as a stoner caterpillar in Freddy vs. Jason.

It's a bird, it's a plane... no, it's Super Freddy, from The Dream Child.

"Welcome to prime time, bitch!" So says the rather crass Krueger in Part 3.

Freddy's charred skeleton battles the swarthy John Saxon, also from Part 3.

The very creepy marionette Freddy from Dream Warriors--damn, that movie has some good ones...

Cool, dude! Freddy on the beach in The Dream Master.

A cross-dressing Krueger, also from Part 4.

The notorious Power-Glove Krueger from Freddy's Dead--which leads to...

Video-Game Freddy! Probably not the franchise's finest moment.

And finally, also from Part 6, Wicked Witch Freddy. "I'll get you, my pretty! And your little soul, too!" Ugh.

8 comments:

Pax Romano said...

Does Freddy sitting in for Dick Cavett count? That scene with Zsa Zsa Gabor cracks me up to no end. It happens right before the "prime time moment".

RayRay said...

My personal favorite was from Dream Warriors [imo the best installment] when his claws turn into hypodermics. Ahhhh, what a rush........!

gord said...

Dream Warriors is definitely the best installment, for me even better than the first.

Lord Vader said...

Dream Warriors certainly has all the best variations on Freddy - I've always loved that snake!

Mike Snoonian said...

Freddy as the puppet master using the veins in that dudes forearms and feet was always my favorite gross out moment

B-Sol said...

Dream Warriors is the best of the sequels, in my opinion, but nothing tops the brilliant original for me. Pax, technically, I guess you could say that Dick Cavett was actually playing Freddy Krueger in that moment. Weird! And Ray, I came very close to including the hypodermic scene.

Drew Golburgh said...

Dream Warriors is without a doubt the best of the sequals and only one besides New Nightmare and even worth watching. The puppetmaster segment is classic; the needle tracks on the arm begging for juice is twisted good too.

What do you think of the new trailer?

the jaded viewer said...

Is Dream Warriors the one with the roach motel? I get all the NOES kills confused.

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