One of the most beloved franchises in the Horror genre is the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise which featuresFreddy Krueger, the murderous figure that haunts children’s dreams. Recently, the original actor that played the infamous horror figure has some ideas about a possible new installment in the series. The original Nightmare on Elm Street saga had six films, seven if one is to count New Nightmare. There is also a reboot that stars Jackie Earle Haley, who played Rorschach in the big screen adaptation of Watchmen. Of course the reboot has fallen into obscurity after the initial release. The last movie that he starred in as the murderous figure was in Freddy vs Jason.
The horror genre was at its best during the 80s and 90s. However, the 2000s have seen pretty much the same formula of a group of teenagers in the woods becoming victims of a slasher. As a result, people have become bored of the formulaic franchise. There are attempts to revamp the horror genre. For one thing, some of the more well versed fans of the horror genre understand that there is more to horror than just blood and guts. Horror is more about the feeling it gives people.
Perhaps some of the best types of horrors is something that could happen in every day life. For instance, there are a lot of horror stories of people that go through something that changes their lives forever. Among the common types of horror stories are that of someone following them for unknown reasons. It does not have to be the slasher film that has been associated with the horror genre.
One thing that Robert Englund has mention is to have Freddy Krueger depend on each different child’s interpretation of him. One thing that could revamp Freddy is that he can be anything as it depends on the child’s subconscious. Freddy Krueger does not have to be limited to one image no matter how iconic that image is.