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Freddy Krueger is one of the most iconic characters in all of horror. Robert Englund played the character over a nearly endless series of Nightmare on Elm Street films, and it appears the plan is to reboot him over and over again until they get it right. However, the original Freddy has a pretty damn good idea about how to do that. The actor recently spoke in an interview about the idea he would have loved to have done as the man who kills you in your dreams.
If I was in control of my own Nightmare on Elm Street movie, I have an idea I would have liked to see. 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.
Can somebody please make this movie, like, right now? We think Robert Englund is on to something with his comments to Florida Today. It's a great idea that plays with the dream world of the movies in new and interesting ways. While Freddy was always the same in the original movies, the places where he committed his dream based killings were usually based on the dream of the teenager. So why can't the dreams also impact Freddy? It might actually help the attempt to reboot the franchise because doing a story like this would free you from the necessity to make a version of Freddy Krueger that isn't too different from the original. You could cast a variety of different actors in the role who could each bring their own unique take to the character.
It would also mean that the studio wouldn't even need to reboot the franchise by trying to remake the original Nightmare on Elm Street in the first place. You could actually make a movie that was technically a sequel to the original series of films but use this new idea to reboot the movies into a different direction. IF they're going to insist on continuing to try and make these movies, it's not a bad way to do it.
What do you think? Is this a great idea for a Nightmare on Elm Street movie that will probably never be made? Is there any hope for rebooting the franchise, or should the studios just quit now? Let us know what you think in the comments.