It's that time of the year again! The Season of the Witch (wait, that's a different slasher franchise). IF you don't know, Halloween is my favorite holiday and I'm a big fan of horror movies. Last year I made a J-Man homage to one my favorite horror movies/posters ever: The Thing. This year we're tackling another personal favorite of mine: The Nightmare on Elm Street.
Directed by the late Wes Craven in 1984, NoES follows Nancy as she tries to survive the threat of Freddy Krueger, a sadistic killer with the ability to enter people's dreams. The idea of being killed in your sleep is one of the most terrifying thoughts imaginable and the reason this slasher stands out from the rest. Anything can happen in a dream and, like The Thing, it's a strange inspiration for The J-Man. The mind has always been a fascinating topic for me, and the idea of someone else being in your mind and attacking you, as well as being trapped in your own dreams, is something that will come into play in the J-Man series (look forward to Book 5!)
As for the monster himself, Freddy Krueger is my favorite killer of the slasher sub-genre. He had a dark sense of humor and ,more so then any other slasher, he reviled in his killings. This, along with his near endless dream-manipulating powers, makes him both one of the most enjoyable and most terrifying horror icons in movie history. In my opinion, anyway.
For this All Hallow's Eve, I recommend watching in order:
|A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)|
|A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)|
|Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)|
Then, if you don't know it already, look up the "A Beautiful Dream" theory. It'll blow yo MIND!
|Do you like Nightmare on Elm Street?|
|What's your favorite Freddy kill?|
|Any personal favorite slasher movies you like to watch this time of year?|
|What are you doing for Halloween?|
|Feel free to answer these questions below. It'd love to here them.|
So Happy Halloween and Sweet Dreams...
1...2...Freddy's coming for you...