Thursday, April 26, 2007

Are you ready for Freddy


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":

1 comment:

Joseph Luster said...

It's funny how different it became after this. Even moments that should be kind of disturbing in the sequels still make me laugh, like when Freddy uses the kid's veins like a marionette. I always die when they show that wide shot of a gigantic Freddy snipping the ropes.

This and New Nightmare are some fucked up horror flicks.