Try Now! Here's the insomnia you ordered. Freddy Krueger , sometimes referred to simply as Freddy by horror fans, is the villain of the Nightmare on Elm Street movie series. The spirit of a dead child-killer, Freddy is best known for being able to terrorize kids in their dreams based on their fears, and kill them. He has a set of visual trademarks including a burn-scarred face, a fedora-like wide-brim hat, a knife-fingered glove, and a red and green striped sweater. Robert Englund played Krueger in Nightmare and its sequels.
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This is about the Freddy Krueger of the original film series, predominantly played by Robert Englund. If you are looking for one or more other versions of Freddy Krueger, please check the Freddy Krueger Disambiguation. A family man on the surface, Krueger was actually the serial killer known as the "Springwood Slasher". When he was caught and subsequently released on a technicality, the parents of his victims tracked him to the boiler room of the power plant he once worked at and burned him alive.
In he was burned to death by the citizens of Springwood. After his death he began killing the children of the city in their dreams. Amanda Krueger was a nun working in a hospital, and was raped by over psychopaths. She became pregnant with a son, who was named Freddy. Later in his life, he became a murderer in Springwood notorious for killing children. The media labeled him the Springwood Slasher. He was apprehended, but later released because of a technicality. According to the original film, it was because someone didn't sign the search warrant in the appropriate place.
He first appeared in Wes Craven 's A Nightmare on Elm Street as the spirit of a serial killer who uses a gloved hand with razors to kill his victims in their dreams, causing their deaths in the real world as well. In the dream world, he is a powerful force and almost completely invulnerable. However, whenever Freddy is pulled into the real world, he has normal human vulnerabilities and can be destroyed. The character was created by Wes Craven and was consistently portrayed by Robert Englund in the original film series as well as in the television spin-off. In , Freddy appeared as a playable character in the video game Mortal Kombat  and in as a playable character in Dead by Daylight. Over the course of the series, Freddy has battled numerous survivors including Nancy Thompson and Alice Johnson. The original film introduced his backstory as the Springwood Slasher, a serial killer of children who had been burned to death by his victims' parents after evading prison.