Though Freddy Krueger is one of horror’s premier heavyweights and Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street is seminal, the franchise as a whole is only so-so. Indeed, Freddy’s Dead, The Dream Child, and the 2010 remake have sullied the reputations of the original, the lauded Dream Warriors, and the inventive New Nightmare.
What fans may not know is that there were a ton Nightmare films that were planned but never came to fruition, and the folks at Movie Web have put together an incredible retrospective of movies that never came to fruition. From prequels to films set in Hell and the introduction of siblings, it’s a fascinating exploration of what could have been.
Give it a spin below and let us know what you think in the Comments section! Which ideas do you find most compelling? Let’s discuss!
Official Synopsis: Freddy Krueger is our favorite horror movie killer. A Nightmare on Elm Street, from the brilliant mind of the late fright master Wes Craven, is a stone cold classic. While the many sequels are a mixed bag, there’s no disputing the greatness of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, or the bold adventurousness of Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, which reimagined the entire franchise in a fascinating new way, years before “meta” became a trendy buzzword.
Jack Sholder put Freddy inside another dude, Renny Harlin put him in sunglasses, and Rachel Talalay nearly finished him off in Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare. ‘Though he once hosted his own TV show and finally faced off with the killer of the Friday the 13th franchise in Freddy vs. Jason, there are still multiple Freddy Krueger projects that were in some stage of development that simply never got made.
Here we’ll take a look at 10 Freddy Krueger Movies We Never Saw.