Hero of Nightmare On Elm Street with GREAT Freddy Origin
John Saxon wrote a great treatment on his take for Freddy’s origin and it’s great!
“In fact, it wasn’t Freddy that killed the children of Springfield in this story, but rather Charles Manson and his followers. One of those victims was Betsy Thompson, Nancy’s step-sister, and the prime suspect just happens to be her therapist: Frederick Krueger. One thing leads to another, Freddy admits his guilt under coercion, and the rest is Nightmare history.”
I remember the first Freddy movie scaring the absolute SHIT out of me as a kid. The most terrifying moment to me sounds absolutely ridiculous when trying to explain to someone who hasn’t seen the film. The part where Freddy’s arms are stretched out to taking up the whole street, blocking you in, no way to get around him, STILL gets me.
I do like Saxon’s take and anytime a fictional horror movie can sprinkle in some actual events, makes it all the better.