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It’s not easy to forget the original Nightmare on Elm Street for Robert Englund

It didn’t take a whole generation for kids to think twice before going to sleep after watching a horror movie after watching Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” released in 1984. Before the advent of movie monsters bound by the laws of physics and rationality, the majority of movie monsters audiences had been accustomed to were largely regional. We now have a screen slasher that follows you

Everywhere you go. In the decades before there was a movie like “Paranormal Activity,” Robert Englund gave his all to a new nightmare that has since become a cultural icon. In “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” Robert Englund plays child serial killer Freddy Krueger with arch perfection, wreaking revenge on the parents of Springwood and invading the dreams of the children as a sly menace.

Though I can understand New Line Cinema’s desire to try again in 2010, Jackie Earle Haley just couldn’t match Englund’s fierce presence and twisting sense of humor. Occasionally, actors become irrevocably entwined with their characters. It’s a great irony that Englund’s makeup was so good that it gave him a taste of his own medicine since he made us scared to fall asleep in case we were tossed around or eaten by worm Freddy.

We’ve all been there, right? Robert Kurtzman’s incredible prosthetics may not make it possible to look in the mirror and see your reflection, but taking a look in the mirror can be a nightmare in itself. You may find it difficult to wash your face, turn off the lights, and do all the things you need to do before going to sleep after a long day. Occasionally, I just need some rest, so I take everything with me.

The cramped quarters probably made it even more disorienting for Englund – the horror star didn’t have a big enough celebrity to merit a decent dressing room during the filming of “Nightmare on Elm Street.”.

Like many others, I became familiar with slashers through cultural osmosis. In addition to his makeup, I wasn’t quite sure what made Freddy scary. The only thing I knew about him was that he was a movie baddie that frightened people. “Freddy Vs. Jason” was my introduction to Freddy, not Craven’s film.

As someone who had never seen a “Nightmare” movie before, the opening sequence, which is a rundown of Freddy’s greatest hits, immediately reminded me of his threatening presence and authority. One of the most memorable moments in “Dream Warriors” is the brief glimpse of Phillip being engineered like a puppet through tendons ripped from his body until he eventually fell to his death from the top of a hospital.

This is a grueling way to go, and it told my young self that I was dealing with a monster. While “Freddy Vs. Jason” no longer holds any power, the exposure to all these horrible things happening in your sleep when you’re that age can raise the hair on the back of your neck.