Freddy Krueger's A Nightmare On Elm Street

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What would you do if you weren’t able to sleep at night, and the only way to survive is to stay awake? This is a question you might ask yourself after watching the 1984 horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street, which was and written and directed by Wes Craven. During 1984, Freddy Krueger became the face of horror films, and was recognized as the new “Boogeyman”. The theme of the movie is that if you die in your dream, you die in real life. This film launched the biggest horror franchise of the 1980s, and later spawned six sequels. In 2010, Michael Bayer made a remake of the film to show a new way of bringing the real world and dream world together. But in the new version it’s no longer you can’t fall asleep, but you will fall asleep whether you…show more content…
This particular story inspired Wes Craven to write and direct “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. This film can be recognized as a slasher film. “A slasher film is a type of horror film typically involving a psychopathic killer stalking and killing a sequence of victims in a graphically violent manner, often with a cutting tool such as a knife or axe”(Byron, par.1). The original film presented Fred Krueger as a child serial killer, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before, and has now come back in the dreams of his killer’s children. Wes Craven bought “The Boogeyman” back to life, when the characters kept referring Fred Krueger to as such. This film was one of the scariest films in the 1980s before 1984 when Fred Krueger was introduce to the horror industry. The original film showed images of fire, blood, knives, and mask which are all related to the theme of horror. The shots taken in the original film created a major suspense and tension to the film. During that time Fred Krueger was one of the scariest character, due to the horrific image, and strange voice that haunts the other characters throughout the film. He wears a red and green sweater, he has a burnt disfigured face, and wears a gardener glove, with knives for fingers. The music supports the actions and images shown in the film. It emphasizes that something is about to happen, and contributes to the significances horror of the film. “Elm Street” is the street name where a lot of Freddy’s crimes took place. In the original film the shots begin and ends with blackouts, showing a change in time. The diegetic sound of heavy breathing get louder, creating very intense

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