When Wes Craven was first created Freddy Krueger, it’s fair to assume that he just didn’t realize the villain’s potential. Only committed to his own sequel A new nightmare, Kraven spawned a monster capable of infiltrating our dreams. On our own and for us personally, Krueger had the ability to do whatever he wanted and kill his victims. With that never-ending potential, it’s fair to assume that Killer could cross over from the dream world to another profitable and recognized IP if he really wanted to.
With the return of Robert England to our screens this season unfamiliar things, it rocked the system and reminded everyone how much we miss Freddy in the world of popular horror. Coming off their finals Halloween Jason Blum, mega producer of this month’s trilogy, Blumhouse Studios, recently teased that if anyone could call England back to makeup, he would be the man to do it.
But who could he really be chasing this time? Just in time for Halloween, we pitch some potential fights we’d like to see.
Freddy Krueger vs. NWA
Stay with us on this one.
For some strange reason, Freddy Krueger and the rap scene are deeply linked. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince release an unofficial track Nightmare on my street which was rejected for the soundtrack dream guruBut still sample the nightmare Theme and prominently features a Kruger-like situation. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master used rap trio The Fat Boys for the soundtrack, and followed the horizontally challenged group around a house haunted by Freddy Krueger (revealed to be one of the group’s uncles). In which we can only expect Canon, Freddie raps in the video which can be seen below.
After the worldwide success of Straight out Compton The movie, this feature pits the NWA against Freddy as he repeatedly tries to bring down the group, killing them one by one. NWA’s Ice Cube himself has already fought a giant snake AnacondaAnd the demons from Mars fought in, uh, Ghosts from Mars… So why not face everyone’s worst nightmare? Busta Rhymes even shows up to do a karate kick to Freddie through the window.
Freddy Krueger vs. Total Recall
Ever ripe for big screen adaptation, Philip K. Dick’s We can remember you for wholesale Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven won for a major Hollywood that showed us an ultra-violent uprising on Mars. Throughout its story, Arnold’s character Doug Quaid questions not only who he is but also his reality, with the final scene making it look like Doug has been in an implanted dream the whole time…so why not throw Fred in there?
The thought of Kruger transplanting himself into a Schwarzenegger movie is mouth-watering, and would easily fit in with Kruger’s infinite powers in a dream world. Also, Schwarzenegger has always had interesting results with the horror genre end of day and controlled persecution Maggie. Meanwhile Kruger (for better or worse – but probably definitely better) never went to the future or space like his compatriots. Jason X, Leprechaun 4: In Space Or at Pinhead Hellraiser IV: Bloodline.
Freddy Krueger vs. Sesame Street
Dubbed by naysayers as “A Nightmare on Elmo Street,” our pitch goes: The human characters can’t sleep and are all killed. It’s up to Big Bird and Elmo to get down to the nitty-gritty of what’s going on. Uncovering Freddy Krueger’s seedy past of abusing the puppeteers behind the scenes, the story reaches its climax as Oscar the Grouch is ripped in two from within when Freddy’s glove rises from within. The Count will act as the villain.
As bogus as the idea is, it would make for a wonderful opportunity for some incredible guest stars (Kelly Rowland and Neve Campbell are forced to eat until the Cookie Monster explodes while reading today’s letters).
Ash vs. Freddy Krueger
So this one actually makes an odd amount of sense. After the success of Freddy vs. JasonFollow-up was done to include evil deadAsh Williams. With Ash’s own weird timeline, and magnet attraction to all things bad, Freddy and Jason right in. A comic book series title Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash It happened in 2007 (Ashley won), but the film was quickly dropped by Campbell himself. On the sequel pitch, speaking in a roundtable interview at New York Comic Con, Bruce Campbell said:
We had a five minute conversation with New Line Cinema Ash vs Jason vs Freddy. They came to us. So they go, ‘What do you think about that?’ And we were like, ‘Great, Ash can kill both.’ There was a long pause, ‘Actually that’s not something we can entertain.’ And we couldn’t control any of the other characters, only Ash—what these guys said, or what they did, and you couldn’t kill a single one. So from the start, it’s creatively bankrupt. Financially, now you are splitting the pot with two other partners – no. we are good Therefore – fans may not know why things don’t happen.
Freddy Krueger vs. The Babadook
At most Freddy vs. Jason A syled addition to our list, The Springwood Slasher takes on another movie monster. It writes itself, subtly commenting on how the Kruger character is completely pushed aside because of the “high horror”.
After growing attached to the little boy in the first film, The Babadook is filled with rage when Freddy Krueger enters his dreams and kills him. Seeking revenge, and still dealing with major themes of motherhood, Mother (played again by the great AC Davis) and Babadook must team up to kill Freddy for what he’s done.
Freddy Krueger vs. the Establishment
It will be sold to film geeks everywhere as Nolan vs. Craven.
Way forward, we have Freddy playing with Leo. The ingenuity of Nolan’s mind-bending sets and scenarios will see DiCaprio’s Cobb team up with a new team as they must enter the mind of the son of a wealthy business owner. Then, using the boy’s inside knowledge, they plan to crack into their father’s estate. Unfortunately for the team, Freddy happens to be there too…and Freddy knows all too well that if you die in a dream, you die in real life.
Realizing how vulnerable they really are, Cobb must now help the boy save himself and escape from Freddy.
Of course, the Oscar-winning actor has already done fantasy psychological horror Shutter IslandSo it shouldn’t be too exotic a pitch. South Park Although this has already been covered. Make it already, Blum.