More from my recent slasher/horror kick. After watching the classic Dream Warriors the other night, I decided to go back and check out the recent Infinifilm DVD of the original Nightmare on Elm Street, which I hadn't seen in a good five years. It was interesting to watch how much the series differs when under Craven's control; the dreamscapes that Freddy takes his victims through are less cartooney, and more surreal, capturing that helpless feeling you often have in a nightmare. Even Kruger's humor carries a vulgar, disturbing edge to it, rather than featuring, say, a dog pissing fire (Part 4). The only Elm Streeter that comes close to what's featured here is New Nightmare, which Craven claims is the only Freddy follow-up that goes in line with his original intentions.
And off that, here are some of Freddy's best moments, backed by The Fat Boys' "Are You Ready For Freddy":