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- A Krueger Quip from the bonus DVD The Nightmare Series Encyclopedia, which could probably relate to Freddy's worldview.

Never be afraid to dream. If you can dream it, you can make it come true!
~ Freddy Krueger
Freddy

Freddy Krueger

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.

BiographyEdit

CanonicalEdit

Early LifeEdit

Amanda Krueger, a nun who worked at the Hathaway House, an asylum for the criminally insane, was accidentally locked in a room where one hundred maniacs were housed. They attacked and raped her repeatedly until she was found barely alive and ultimately pregnant. In September 1942, she gave birth to a boy named Frederick Charles Krueger, who was placed with an abusive alcoholic man named Mr. Underwood.

While in elementary school Freddy killed the class hamster and was bullied for being the son of a hundred maniacs. During his teenage years he would cut himself with a shaving razor for pleasure. He used the same razor to kill Mr. Underwood when he was beating him as revenge for all the times he abused him.

As an adult, Freddy worked at the local power plant and had raised a daughter with his loving wife. However, behind that peaceful facade, lay in his own twisted heart a seething and horrific desire for vengeance and retribution for what Hell Springwood had inflicted on to him. Targeting the children of his former classmates now turned the populace of Springwood, Freddy's motive was to take his victims to his workplace's boiler room. He created a glove with fish knives on the fingers and as he kidnapped children, he mangled and tortured them with it. With their remains thrown and spread throughout town, his acts earned him the reputation as the serial killer named the Springwood Slasher. He killed around 20 children before he was arrested. However, because the arrest warrant was signed in the wrong place and the judge drunk at the time of the proceeding, Freddy Krueger was released. The townsfolk were furious and took the law into their own hands. They cornered him in his lair and doused him in gasoline and set him on fire. While the building was burning, Freddy was approached by Dream Demons. Freddy Krueger took the offer from the Dream Demons to continue his killing spree. He was allowed to roam the Dream World, where any damage he inflicted would cause death in the physical world.

A Nightmare On Elm StreetEdit

Freddy invaded the nightmares of Tina Gray, Nancy Thompson, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz. Tina became his first post-death victim when he slashed her across the chest with his clawed glove, which did the same amount of damage to her in the physical world and throwing and dragging her around the room, killing her. Rod was accused of killing Tina and was arrested. Freddy hung him with the sheets on his bed in his cell, making it appear as though he hung himself. Freddy kept stalking Nancy, who devised a plan with her boyfriend, Glen to capture him. That night however, Glen fell asleep and Freddy pulled him into the bed and shot him upward in a fountain of blood. Nancy managed to pull him into the real world and set him on fire, but he killed Nancy's mother, Marge Thompson by burning her to death. Nancy confronted Freddy a final time and turned her back on him, draining him of all his powers and destroying him. In the end he appears to trap Nancy in a dream world where she is trapped in a red and green striped car with Tina, Glen and Rod, driving away.

A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s RevengeEdit

Freddy was unable to operate in his usual way, so he appeared in the nightmares of Jesse Walsh, who moved into Nancy's house five years after she defeated Freddy. He manipulated him and made him pick up his clawed glove and would often possess him to kill his victims, which would briefly transform his body into Freddy's. In this method, Freddy attempted but failed to kill Jesse's sister, Angela Walsh but did killed Coach Schneider, Jesse's coach who was always punishing him and his friend, Ron Grady. He then proceeded to kill seven guests at Lisa Webber's party before Lisa got through to Jesse, who was able to fight Freddy from the inside, weakening him and using his power to set Freddy on fire, burning him and releasing Jesse unharmed. However, Freddy apparently returned to attack people in their nightmares, attacking Jesse and Lisa on the bus. Whether or not this was a dream sequence is unknown.

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream WarriorsEdit

Freddy has killed all the children of the people who burned him to death, particularly those whose parents were responsible for his death in their nightmares, making it appear as though they were committing suicide, except Kristen Parker, Roland Kincaid, Taryn White, Joey Krusel, Phillip Anderson, Jennifer Caulfield and Will Stanton, all of whom were committed to Westin Hills Asylum. Freddy killed Phillip and Jennifer, making their deaths appear as suicides. Hypnocil was prescribed to them at the request of Nancy Thompson and Neil Gordon. Unfortunately, during group hypnosis Joey was captured by Freddy and hung above a fiery pit, in the physical world putting him in a coma. Nancy and the Dream Warriors fought Freddy, but he was able to kill Taryn and Will. It is revealed that Freddy takes the souls of his victims in order to gain more power. When Nancy's father, Donald Thompson and Neil attempt to bury Freddy's bones, he took control of them and impaled Donald on a spike. He then tricked Nancy and stabbed her to death but she was able to use his glove against him in once last attempt to subdue him, before she died. Meanwhile, Neil was able to bury Freddy's bones and throw holy water and a crucifix on them, causing him to disappear.

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream MasterEdit

Freddy managed to resurrect himself during a dream by Roland Kincaid, involving Roland's dog, Jason digging him up. He stabbed Roland dead and drowned Joey. When Kristen's mother gave her sleeping pills, Freddy threw her into the furnace, but as Freddy took her soul, she transferred her power to Alice Johnson. Freddy used Alice to get to more victims, who are not from Elm Street by having her pull them into the dream world and then him killing them. In this way, Freddy killed Sheila Kopecky, making it appear as an asthma attack and Alice's brother, Rick Johnson. He later killed Debbie Stevens before Alice and her boyfriend, Dan Jordan fought him and Alice used a shard of stained glass window to reflect Freddy's evil back at him, causing the souls of his victims to tear him apart, destroying him and releasing them from him.

A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream ChildEdit

Freddy was reborn through the spirit of Amanda Krueger and began using Alice's dream power, to pull more victims into his dream world and tried to control her unborn son, Jacob Daniel Johnson's soul to enable him to live in Jacob's dream world forever. He killed Dan, Greta Gibson and fed Jacob with their souls, in order to turn him into a pure evil. Realizing this, Alice tried to find Amanda to bring Freddy back to Hell. Later, he kills one of Alice's best friends, Mark Grey before Alice could defeat him. After Mark's death, Alice calls her another friend, Yvonne Miller who survived from another of Freddy's attack, to release Amanda's soul and she enabled Jacob to use his power on Freddy to revert him back into an infant, where Amanda absorbed him. He was last seen attempting to claw his way out.

Freddy’s Dead: The Final NightmareEdit

Freddy killed all the children and teens of Springwood except John Doe, whom he made forget about his past and sent him into the outside world so he could use him to get to his daughter, who is now called Maggie Burroughs, whom he intended to use to spread his influence outside Springwood. He also kept the adults of Springwood in mass psychosis. When three troubled teens named Carlos Rodriguez, Spencer Lewis and Tracy Swan traveled with John and Maggie to Springwood and entered the house on Elm Street, Freddy killed Carlos and Spencer. John believed himself to be Freddy's son, but Freddy killed him by making him fall onto spikes. By this time, Freddy was so powerful that no one except Maggie, Tracy and Doc remembered Carlos, Spencer or John, as they were erased from everyone's memories. Once Maggie figured out that she was Freddy's daughter and Doc figured out that Freddy could be pulled out of the dream world and subsequently killed, Maggie entered the dream world and pulled Freddy out. There, she inflicted several injuries on him before stabbing him with his own clawed glove and sticking him with a pipe bomb, which blew Freddy to bits and released the dream demons that gave him his power. However, while Freddy was dead and in Hell, he is unable to leave as everyone else do not know of his existence and therefore cannot fear him. This allows Springwood four years of peace.

Freddy Vs. JasonEdit

After his death, Freddy was stuck in Hell, unable to return to either the dream world or the physical world, because no adults remembered him and therefore were not afraid of him. Those who made contact with him were locked in Westin Hills to avoid "infecting" the others and given Hypnocil to prevent them from dreaming.

However, Freddy discovered Jason Voorhees, another immortal serial killer, who had also been killed and sent to Hell. By disguising himself as Jason's mother, Mrs. Voorhees, he was able to bring Jason back to life to spread fear, so people would think he was back. Eventually Freddy was able to return when enough fear was spread across Springwood, but the one thing Freddy hadn't counted on was that Jason wouldn't stop killing, stealing one of Freddy's victims from him. However, he did manage to kill Mark Davis.

When Lori Campbell, Will Rollins, Kia Waterson, Charlie Linderman, Bill Freeburg and Deputy Scott Stubbs went to Westin Hills to get Hypnocil, Freddy possessed Bill, who was high, to inject Jason with tranquilizer, though Jason killed Bill in the process. Freddy attacked Jason inside his dream, but was unable to kill him. However, he nearly succeeded in drowning him, until Jason woke up. Lori and the others were currently taking Jason to Crystal Lake to give him a home field advantage for a fight with Freddy. Eventually, Lori pulled Freddy out of the dream world and he fought Jason. Initially, the fight worked more in Freddy's favor, as his agility was enough to overpower the much slower and stronger Jason. Jason, however, soon gained the advantage until Freddy cut off his fingers, took his machete and inflicted several injuries on him before Lori set them both on fire, causing an explosion that sent them flying into Crystal Lake. Before the explosion, Jason pulled off Freddy's arm.

Freddy survived and tried to kill Lori and Will, but was stabbed by Jason using his own severed arm and Lori decapitated him with Jason's machete. Afterwards Jason walks out of Crystal Lake holding Freddy's head. It looks as if Jason has won the battle but Freddy's head winks at the camera followed by his laughter. So it appears Freddy has survived and will continue to kill another day.

Alternate ViewpointsEdit

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.

Another viewpoint, was that Freddy was once born to a schizophrenic.

AftermathEdit

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 EventsEdit

Universal OrlandoEdit

  • Freddy was shown in most promotional materials for Jack's Carnival and had a house of his own named A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dreamwalkers in 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 could be found on the lagoon globes.

Appearances at Halloween Horror Nights OrlandoEdit

Appearances at Halloween Horror Nights HollywoodEdit

PicturesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Bottles of Sleepwell 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.

ReferencesEdit

Halloween Horror Nights: Carnival of Carnage
Characters: Jack the Clown (Event Icon)  • Freddy Krueger  • Jason Voorhees  • Leatherface (Sub Icons)  • Chance  • Mary Shaw  • The Inmates of Shadybrook Asylum
Haunted Houses: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dreamwalkers  • Dead Silence: The Curse of Mary Shaw  • Friday the 13th: Camp Blood  • Jack's Funhouse in Clown-O-Vision  • Psychoscareapy: Home for the Holidays  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Flesh Wounds  • The Thing: Assimilation  • Vampyr: Blood Bath
Scarezone: Midway of the Bizarre
Shows: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure  • Freak Show   • Jack's Carnival of Carnage   • The Rocky Horror Picture Show Tribute
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
Halloween Horror Nights 25
Characters: Jack the Clown (Event Icon)  • Chance  • The Inmates of Shadybrook Asylum
Haunted Houses: Jack Presents: 25 Years of Monsters & Mayhem  • An American Werewolf in London  • Asylum in Wonderland 3D  • Body Collectors: Recollections  • Freddy vs. Jason  • Insidious  • The Purge  • RUN: Blood, Sweat and Fears  • The Walking Dead: The Living and the Dead
Scarezones: Icons: HHN  • Evil's Roots  • Scary Tales: Screampunk  • PsychoScareapy: Unleashed  • All Nite Die-In: Double Feature
Shows: Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure  • The Carnage Returns
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