The Original Nightmare on Elm Street Series

Portrait of Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger.

Freddy Krueger. All about the backstory – and the glove full of knives, obviously.

Of the horror movie icons born or prominent in the 80s, only one has real backstory. Jason Voorhees was just a poor bullied kid originally, Michael Myers appears to have been just pure bad from a very young age, with his lack of understandable motive one of the most compelling things about him. But Freddy Krueger was all about the backstory.

Freddy Krueger slashed his way through a generation of teenagers in the 80s and 90s. Tony took readers on a whirlwind tour of the Springwood Slasher’s early career in the Nightmare on Elm Street movies at

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