"Hate is the dark side of love- and just as powerful."- A Krueger Quip from the bonus DVD The Nightmare Series Encyclopedia, which could probably relate to Freddy's worldview.
Frederick Charles Krueger, best known as Freddy Krueger is a monster of pure evil and one of Jack the Clown's underlings. He served as one of the three sub-icons for Halloween Horror Nights: Carnival of Carnage and was the main icon of Live Your Worst Nightmare. He originated from the ''A Nightmare On Elm Street'' film series.
Freddy Krueger was the son of Amanda Krueger and the story is said that one evening, Amanda was accidentally locked in a sanitarium wing which was infamous for holding some of Springwood, Ohio's most notorious maniacs. She was repeatedly raped by them, and when the staff returned from a holiday, they found Amanda barely alive.
When she gave birth to Freddy, some deemed him as the "son of a hundred maniacs". Many years later, Freddy took his revenge on the people who bullied him committing some heinous crimes which involved abducting, molesting, and ultimately murdering their children. He murdered them with a glove that had knives grafted on the fingers. Freddy eventually had a wife and later had a daughter named Katherine, but both were unaware of his crimes until one day when Mrs. Krueger found the glove in the basement of their home, 1428 Elm Street. Freddy strangled his wife and told Katherine to tell no one. But Katherine told the Sheriff one day and the police arrested him and Katherine was put in an orphanage. Unfortunately for the town of Springwood, especially for the parents of the victims, the Judge responsible for signing Freddy's arrest warrant, signed it in the wrong section, due to the Judge being intoxicated at the time of the warrant signing, which led for Freddy to go free, much to the ire of the victims's parents. In response, Springwood's parents tracked Freddy down to the boiler room of the chemical plant he worked in and proceeded to set the room along with Freddy on fire with Molotov cocktails.
Amanda Krueger, feeling so ashamed that she created a monster hung herself. Before Freddy was killed, three Dream Demons revealed themselves to Freddy, offering him a gift, the ability to turn dreams into reality. Freddy accepted the offer.
While the first half of the story is the same, there is an alternate theory of Freddy's death and transformation which came to light by the 1988 pilot episode for Freddy's Nightmares.
The difference is that instead of the Judge making a mistake which acquits Freddy, it's revealed in the pilot that Lt. Tim Blocker arrested Freddy just when he was going to make Tim's daughters, Lisa and Merit, his next victims. However, in the fact that Lt. Tim was so enthralled in capturing Freddy, he accidentally forgot to read Freddy his Miranda rights, a fact which Freddy's defense attorney reveals which in turn forces the Judge to throw out the case. After being set free, Springwood's residents tracked Freddy down to his lair in the abandoned power plant in the outskirts of Springwood.
However, Lt. Tim intervenes in the mob actions until Freddy begins to talk about how he was going to have a good time with Tim's daughters which goads Tim into dumping gasoline onto Freddy and lighting him on fire.
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Despite the three versions, the outcome is the same. After the Springwood murderer is killed, he becomes a monster with burnt skin and wears his red and green sweater and brown fedora. He rebuilds his iconic finger-knife glove while he is in the dream world and he begins to take his revenge on the Springwood's parents by killing their children in their sleep.
Uses in the Events Edit
Universal Orlando Edit
- Freddy was shown in most promotional materials for Jack's Carnival, and had a house of his own in A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dreamwalkers in the year of 2007. His makeup and sweater from the TV ad were shown in the museum in the Secrets of the Sideshow tour. Clips from his films and Freddy vs Jason could be found on the lagoon globes.
- Halloween Horror Nights 25 reunited him with Jack and Jason once more, where Jack had The Sensational Slasher and the Masked Master of the Machete square off in the circus house "Freddy vs. Jason".
Appearances at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Edit
Appearances at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood Edit
- A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy's Nightmare and Terror Tram: Horror Comes Home (2007)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street: Home Sweet Hell and Terror Tram: The Nightmare Tour (2008)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street: Never Sleep Again (2010)
- Freddy vs. Jason (2016)
- Titans of Terror (2017)
- Titans of Terror Tram: Hosted by Chucky (2017)
- Bottles of Sleepwell (the drug which accidentally gave Freddy the power to kill in The Waking World) could be found in Dr. Mary Agana's office, The Sculders’s lair and Shadybrook. One can wonder if the patients of Shadybrook were threatened by Freddy, if Dr. Mary Agana met Freddy at one point in her life, and if Freddy had some connection with The Sculders.
|Halloween Horror Nights 2007|
|Characters: Jack the Clown (Event Icon) • Freddy Krueger • Jason Voorhees • Leatherface (Sub Icons)|
|Haunted Mazes: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy's Nightmare • Friday the 13th: Camp Blood • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Back in Business • Universal's House of Horrors|
|Terror Tram: Terror Tram: Horror Comes Home|
|Scarezones: The Black Death • Zombie Invasion • Deadwood • Haunted London • HellBilly Hoedown|
|Shows: Slaughter World 2 • Chucky's Insult Emporium • Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure • Dark Magic and Dirty Tricks|
|Halloween Horror Nights 2008|
|Characters: Freddy Krueger (Event Icon) • The Strangers • Jason Voorhees • Leatherface|
|Haunted Mazes: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Home Sweet Hell • Friday the 13th: Camp Blood • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Back in Business • Universal's House of Horrors: Meet The Strangers|
|Terror Tram: Terror Tram: The Nightmare Tour|
|Scarezones:The Nightmare Begins... • The Black Death • The Dead Shall Rise • Deadwood • The Dark Streets of London • Revenge of the Pigs • The Strangers|
|Shows: Slaughter World 3 • Chucky's Insult Emporium • Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure|
|Halloween Horror Nights 2010|
|Characters: Freddy Krueger (Event Icon) • Jason Voorhees • Billy|
|Haunted Mazes: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Never Sleep Again • Friday the 13th: Kill Jason Kill • SAW: Game On • Vampyre: Castle of the Undead • Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses: In 3-D Zombievision|
|Terror Tram: Terror Tram: Chucky's Revenge|
|Scarezones: La Llorona • Freakz • Nightmarez • Klownz • Pigz • Lunaticz •|
|Show: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure|