James Rolfe: Welcome back. It's Cinemassacre's "Monster Madness". Every kid from the 80's remembers being scared to death of Freddy Krueger.
Freddy Krueger: Come to Freddy…
James: He was so terrifying and so real at the same time. Just the idea of a killer that murders people in their dreams only makes you more vulnerable when you're asleep. If you're not familiar with the "Nightmare on Elm Street"-series, Freddy comes into your dreams and if you die in the dream you die in real life. Not only does he kill people, he preys on their fear and enjoys it. Unlike Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees, Freddy has a face, a voice and a witty personality.
Freddy (before killing Jeniffer in "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 – Dream Warriors"): Welcome to prime time, Bitch!
James: Even though the movie came out to cash in on the slasher flick franchise it takes a completely original approach, balancing the line between horror and mild comedy.
Freddy: I'm your boyfriend now, Nancy…
James: The dream concept just opened up all kinds of possibilities. Anything can happen in a dream so each movie had fresh ideas of what Freddy could do. And they also continued to blur the line between dream and reality. Often characters wouldn't know wether they're awake or asleep, which would deliberately confuse the audience, so they really have a surreal quality to them.
Freddy (playing NES): Now I'm playing with power!
James: The series ran its course but made an icon out of Freddy Krueger. One thing really cool; unlike Michael Myers and Jason, who were played by many different actors throughout the sequels, Freddy was played by Robert Englund every time. He's the man!
Freddy: Hey! You forgot the Power Glove!