These days, the words “remake”, “reboot” or “reimagining” usually send movie goers into anaphylactic shock. But what happens when a horror legend discusses his own franchise?
By Jay Hunter – Under any other circumstances, slasher fans would be sent into a frenzy when one of their favourite properties would be given a shake up. However, in the case of A Nightmare on Elm Street, cinephiles seem to be open to a new interpretation of Freddy Krueger. At least when the Springwood Slasher himself is pitching it.
Whilst speaking to Florida Today. Robert Englund had the following to say; “If I was in control of my own Nightmare on Elm Street movie, I have an idea I would have liked to see,” he continued. “I thought it would be great if the children of previous victims, or just kids who grew up hearing stories about Freddy Krueger, were each haunted by their own version of Freddy Krueger. Kids who grew up hearing stories about this Freddy Krueger guy and the awful things he did envisioned him in their own way, and that is the version that begins to haunt them. Some people may picture him as stout, another might envision him as tall & thin, another with a different hat or a different sweater. He could have different gloves, or even a glove with small razor blades as referred to in the first movie. It would be neat to see very different interpretations of Freddy Krueger based on the child’s vision of who or what Freddy was to them. After all, each person’s subconscious would picture him in a totally different way.”