QRE Halloween Horror Movie Countdown – Day 7

by Irky on October 25, 2012

Here’s our recommendation for Day 7:

A Nightmare On Elm Street‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’

‘Nightmare’ launched the careers of two of the most famous stars of the last near-30 years: Johnny Depp and Freddy Krueger. One is a monster you can’t get away from no matter how hard you try, and the other can kill you in real life by killing you in your dreams while you’re asleep.

Fred started off as a bad guy, and he was one of the bad guys we like – he enjoyed being bad. He relished each time he stabbed someone, each slice, each scare. He eventually became a ‘fan favorite’ and turned into a total parody of himself, much like William Shatner. The bad part is that it suits Shatner just fine – Krueger, not so much.

Spawning thousands of ‘What if?” conversations, he faced Jason Voorhees in the knockoff ‘Freddy vs. Jason’. He was even the subject of a song by D.J. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.  I mean – once you’ve achieved that level of fame, where else do you go but down?

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